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Spring Fiddle Weekend
October 6th - 9th, 2016

Glenbarr Camp and Conference Centre,
South Australia

Catherine Fraser
Duncan Smith
Others to be announced

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A school with a difference, Spring Fiddle Weekend consists of a series of stand-alone one hour workshops, covering specifics such as ornamentation, bowings, harmony, and other specialist topics, aimed for players of all levels. Students will be able to mix and match their own programmes, as opposed to being placed in a set class/level.

An exciting opportunity for tune players and accompanists of all ability levels to participate in a weekend of workshops, discussions, jam sessions, and camaraderie. A community concert will be held in St Andrew's Hall, Strathalbyn on Saturday night, as a part of the camp.

Glenbarr Camp and Conference Centre is situated just outside the beautiful historic town of Strathalbyn, 50kms from Adelaide, South Australia. Originally a working farm established by the Rankin family, who came out from Scotland in the 1800s, Glenbarr is now run as a small camp, blending the old original stone buildings with modern dormitory facilities.
A perfect, rustic setting for a weekend music retreat!

You can visit the camp website here.


See below for application process.

Proposed Schedule (subject to change)

Thursday 6th
4pm - registration and settle in
5pm - classes
6.30pm - dinner
Evening sessions

Friday 7th
8am - breakfast
9.15am - classes
12.30pm - lunch
2pm - classes
6.30pm - dinner
Evening dance/sessions

Saturday 8th
8am - breakfast
9.15am - classes
12.30pm - lunch
2pm - classes
5.30pm - dinner at Victoria Hotel, Strathalbyn
7.30pm - concert at St Andrew's Hall, Strathalbyn

Sunday 9th
8am - breakfast
9.15 - classes
11.30 - morning tea, thank-yous and goodbyes


$280 per person, includes all tution and food. (buy your own drinks at the Victoria on Saturday night.)


Accommodation (BYO bedding)

Option 1 - shared single sex dormitory (6 beds/room)
$100 per person, for three nights.

Option 2 - camp site for tent or van
$80 per site, for three nights. (One tent or van per site.)

Option 3 - commute. $30 per person. (The camp charges us a day fee for commuters.)
Either travel each day from home or find your own accommodation in Strathalbyn.

Due to Child Safety Regulations, families have the option of camping or commuting only.

Also please note that due to camp policies self-catering will not be an option this year.

All under 18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Rate for non-participating, supervising adult and/or other family members is $150 (plus camping if required) which covers all meals for the weekend. (buy your own drinks at the Victoria, Saturday night.)

Cancellation policy
In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel after registration, SFW will refund 75% of the total fee paided up until Friday Sept 9th 2016, and 50% of the total fee thereafter.
SFW retain the right to cancel or change the programme at any time.

Please click on the link to download a Word Document. Fill in all your details and then attach the document to an email and send to

Let us know if you have any problems.

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