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CMVic Music Camp 2018 at Grantville Lodge

...look how proud our younger attendees were performing to 100 or so other participants at the 2018 music camp...


The middle of March saw CMVic’s fifth successive Music Camp (including two previous “Treetops” music camps).  With 167 attendees this was one of our largest camp yet! A particular highlight was the wonderful program for families and kids, with 41 under 25’s attending, and some 37 people who were new to community music. Open to everyone, whether a CMVic Member or not, the music camp brought together choirs and instrumentalists, young and old, beginners and experienced community music makers.  ‘Gypsy music’ style was a strong focus for this camp, with the fabulous Royal High Jinx providing a great range of workshops, and also performing a great set on Saturday night.  Leadership skills sessions for both singers and instrumentalists were held, and the camp also provided lots of space for enjoying all the free time people wanted as well as impromptu sessions throughout the days.  Grantville 2018 attracted some very positive comments in the feedback such as:

  • “This was my first CMV Music camp and I loved all of the workshops I participated in … along with the ukeoke in the evenings.  Also loved just informal singing/playing that happened. … I also loved the openness with which the workshop leaders and performers were so open to having things recorded and used to further our enjoyment of music - really refreshing.  Thoroughly enjoyed myself - thanks!!”
  •  “Loved being encouraged to improvise.”
  •  “The Buddies program is a wonderful opportunity to pair experienced instrumentalists with complete beginners.”
  • One of the best things about the weekend: “The tutors and activities for primary school age children.”
  • (CMVic Music Camps) are genuinely inspiring, and my music playing has gone to levels I could never have imagined as a consequence.”
  • “More, more, more!”
  • “…the highlight for me was … the Songwriters Workshop - it was relevant, VERY helpful and (the workshop leader) loved sharing ideas and thoughts about the songwriting process.”

...and check out the fantastic program of workshops that took place: