Avery Ellisman here, the guy behind (or in front of) the first Julian Family Fiddle Camp. Thought it wise to create a place where all who are interested can provide and/or share information about themselves as it relates to our upcoming experience at camp. As the camp producer, I’m naturally interested to learn more about those who are coming, and am hoping you will take the opportunity to let others know a bit about yourselves as well (e.g., where you’ll be travelling from, what you play, how many years on the instrument, type of music you like and what you hope to get from the camp experience). Blogs are a mixed bag, and while I don’t expect to be “heavy handed”, please know I plan on keeping a close eye on entries, and will try to make sure all posts are relevant, informative and encourage the playing of music together.
To start this out, I’ll note that I’m 59, a rather advanced fiddler and mandolin player, and a father of 3 kids, Shira – 10, Ada – 8, and Ezra – 5. All of my kids play the fiddle to some degree or another (yes, they’ll be at the camp), and their and my experiences at other fiddle camps over the years has been the impetus for creating the Julian Family Fiddle Camp. I’ll likely expand on this as time unfolds, but, as is said – “enough about me…”.
Okay, with that aside, I’m truly pleased to note that, as of today, there are nearly 50 signed up to attend the camp, and believe me, this is doggone phenomenal given that its year one of what I fully expect to be an annual event. You all know who you are, so if you’re courageous enough to post a note and let others know a bit about yourselves, then by all means, GO FOR IT!
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Look forward to learning more about you, and of course, meeting you all this April.