January 2023 Workshop- Registration is now closed!

Can’t wait to see them! It’s been too long!

Please contact Marcia Thumma, workshop organizer for questions.

YES!  We’re talking about 2023, our 15th workshop with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas! There’s so much to be excited about. Can’t wait for the face-to-face, ear-to-ear, heart-to-heart learning from these two incredible instructors!

Alasdair Fraser, our long time friend, and consummate Scottish fiddler and artist, has a deep understanding of traditional styles of music, with a strong focus Scotland’s music. He will co-lead and teach along with Natalie Haas on cello. Their skill and experience will have fiddlers, cellists, and guitarists, and other musician types learning a handful of new tunes in no time.

Natalie Haas on cello, will provide her fresh and exciting ideas to compliment these great tunes. Guaranteed to get everyone on their feet and dance with rhythmic groove with great harmonic support. Perfect for those into accompaniment and the groove as well as melody players.

At a Glance.

When: Friday, January 13th through Sunday, January 15th. Registration/check in will be on Friday from 4-6 pm… and yes, there will be a session going for the early birds– this time, in Program Center B.

Where: We are getting you away from that computer and out of the house! (Assuming all goes well and Covid stays away.) Come join us at Warm Beach Conference center. They don’t have any fiddlers in their website pictures at this time, but use your imagination! There’s plenty of great info to click on and get you thinking about our workshop with Alasdair and Natalie!

Actual location: Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center is south of Stanwood, about 5 miles. The address is 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA.  Here’s their Facebook page with a terrific aerial view of the entire facility as their profile picture.

Prices: This year there will be multiple prices, to accommodate varying financial needs.  There will also be scholarships available– All applications must be completed after submitting your registration and a deposit of $50 and before October 15th..

Per person prices for the weekend, including workshop, lodging, and meals:

Wee Highland Laddie (or Lasses) $305 (grades K-12)
Captain Campbell: 390$, (3-6 room ) (NEW- now includes a party of 3!!)
Duke of Gordon: 420$, (2/room) (NEW!!)

Bonnie Prince Charles: $470 (2/room)
King George the  IV: 590$ (Private room).

More more details to help you understand pricing, please click here.

Please keep in mind we will do our best to provide what you’ve requested.  Given that this is the first time we’ve had multiple levels of pricing, we reserve the right to make the best use for the most people out of our assigned lodging. We will contact you if we need to provide you with something other than what you requested. Most of the housing is available at the Captain Campbell and Duke of Gordon pricing.

You have three payment methods now! We are set up to accept Zelle payments, in addition to the usual checks and PayPal! Both Zelle and check writing are free options, and PayPal does charge us fees.  Here’s information on how to use Zelle if you want to give it a try, or learn more about it.

Can’t make it to the workshop, but would love to come to the concert?  TICKETS are now on sale for the January 15th concert! This year we’ll be at the spacious, very new Stanwood Highschool PAC, at 7400 272nd Street NW, Stanwood, 98292. Be sure to tell your friends- let’s have a sell-out crowd! Go to Eventbrite to buy tickets in advance, or buy them at the door (no handling fee that way!) Youth $18, Adults $28, and Seniors are $25. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alasdair-fraser-and-natalie-haas-fiddle-and-cello-concert-tickets-443402156787?

Ready to register?
Registration is now closed!