Vinland Music ONLINE Camp 2021
Vinland Music Online Camp’21 will take place weekly over a four-week period starting August 1, 2021 and ending on August 29. It will consist of weekly online workshops, concerts and singalong ‘campfires’ using the Zoom video conference platform. Before Camp begins all registrants will receive a Vinland Music Camp songbook (PDF) containing songs and tunes we will be teaching. There will also be links to online videos of tutorials, songs, tunes and techniques.
An overview of last year’s Camp activities as well as our Workshops Descriptions and Schedule can be found on our Program page. We’ll be updating these soon for 2021, so please check back. We’ve be invited some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s top performers for our weekly concerts. All the shows will be live-streamed on YouTube and participants will be able to interact with the performances.
As with last year’s Camp, fees will be on a sliding scale – registrants can pay what they can afford. This year’s registration form and fees should available on our Registration and Fees page in May.
Instructors at the Vinland Online Music Camp, collectively known as Lomond Sound, are among the most experienced and qualified in the Province. This year’s instructors will be: Jean Hewson, Christina Smith, Hugh Scott, Gerry Strong, Jane Dennison, Eric West, Dave Panting and Gary Green. Our special guests will also be helping out during the workshop sessions.
As in 2020 we won’t be able to be physically together, but it will still be a great opportunity to learn some new tunes, stories and songs. And we’ll do our best to make it as relaxing and as much fun as possible!
If you have questions, suggestions or comments about Camp, please contact the Director, Eric West.
A brief history of the Camp
Vinland Music Camp was started in 2001 by Eric West after working as musician in residence in Gros Morne National Park the previous year. With the assistance of Daniel Payne and guest instructors Shirley Montague and Gayle Tapper, the first Camp started modestly with an enrollment of eleven students. Over the years the camp has grown in size and scope to include instruction in over a dozen instruments, as well as singing, songwriting, storytelling, and folk dancing. Presently about 50 people attend each year from across Canada, the US and other countries. The Camp now employs ten full-time instructors – some of the top professional artists in the province. Each year we also invite special guest artists to give workshops and concerts. Since 2009 Vinland Music Camp has been run by the Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation – a non-profit organisation dedicated to teaching and preserving the folk arts of Newfoundland and Labrador. More information about our organisation can be found here.
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