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Fiddleheads Acoustic JamCamp
formerly Fiddleheads Acoustic Music Camp
September 8-10, 2017
Contoocook, New Hampshire
"I have been to many music camps and music festivals, and this one is the most fun, most all inclusive fun fun fun of any."

"Most enjoyable musical experience of the year."

--Fiddleheads Camp Attendees

and more!
Join us in September for a weekend 
of music, learning, and fun! Now in our 20th year!
About Fiddleheads Camp
The focus of the weekend is to teach and inspire musicians to play with each other in various styles--both singing and instrumental--and to experience a band setting. The weekend features hours of jams, workshops and concerts throughout the day. We form bands of various styles, practice playing with others and perform in an energy-filled Saturday evening concert. Jamming of various styles happens Friday and Saturday evenings. From blues to bluegrass, jigs to jazz, cajun to country and more! We hire coaches who are not only good musicians but who are also good teachers and have played in numerous bands of various styles.

Jam With Our Faculty and Others from Morning 'til Late Night 
Also, we feature guided jams with focus on jamming essentials and techniques (hearing chords, backup, playing in different styles, soloing and more!

Non-musicians welcome!
Fiddleheads Acoustic JamCamp   |   PO Box 77    |   Nottingham, NH 03290   |   |   Ph: 603-661-1981 
Copyright 2017 Fiddleheads Acoustic JamCamp
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performance in the main lodge
a 2010 workshop
a 2011 performance
Camp Methodios
an outdoor workshop
one of the bunkhouses
a 2011 workshop in the great room of the main lodge
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Camp Methodios on Clement Pond
Featured Guest Coach 2017 - Andre Brunet, Quebecois Fiddler
Welcoming All Bands - A Great Way to Improve Your Band!!! Sign Up Together, Save $15 Each
Direct coaching from experienced performing musicians on topics such as singing, arrangements, stage presence, use of microphones. This has been a major hit from all of the bands that have taken this opportunity in prior years. Sign up three or more band members and save $15 per person. Bands take part in a "band masterclass" with coaches to address arranging, harmony singing, song writing, sound equipment, getting gigs, recording, band dynamics and other topics.

Feedback from a Band Masterclass attendee, Fiddleheads Camp 2016:
"On behalf of our band, I want to thank the coaches for the help they gave us in the 'Band Masterclass.' In a low stress and calm approach they assessed us in an extremely positive manner. Therefore, they not only pointed out things that we could improve upon but also encouraged us to keep going. Their advice was very practical but also stimulated discussion within our band which has enabled us to grow. Each coach also sent each of us an e-mail with their thoughts written out. The time, effort and quality of the e-mails were greatly appreciated. They were detailed and we are able to refer to them from time to time. We appreciate their expertise and their genuine interest in our success. It was a whole lot of worthwhile fun with some really nice people who cared!"
-- Paul
Message from Ellen June 15:
Hi folks,
The retreat house has sold out for camp right now. You can put your name on a waiting list though in case Camp Methodios releases some more rooms to us. The cabins are a great alternative, very comfortable and clean. Camping is also a very affordable option. -- Ellen
Listen to the two songs to practice before camp: Click Here
2017 Workshop schedule and descriptions are posted: Click Here
Message from Ellen and Kathy August 24:
It’s almost here!! Fiddleheads Jam Camp 2017!! Do you believe it’s our 20th year? We can’t. So many of you have been with us for so long and we thank you for continuing to come and jam with us. The workshop schedule and descriptions have been posted to the Workshop page. We recommend printing these out for yourself before camp. We will have the info. posted around camp, but we will not be providing printouts for everyone. Also, we will be starting registration early this year to celebrate our 20th. You can come as early as 3:00 pm Friday and we will be jamming our happy old hearts out before everything gets started later on.  
2017-2018 New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble Information Posted!