January 2023 Workshop

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

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 Sunday, January 15th. Registration/check in will be from 4-6 pm… and yes, there will be a session going for the early birds– this time, in a Program Center room!

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 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- just watch for more information coming and when the applications are due.

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

Wee Highland Laddie (or Lasses) $305 (grades K-12)
Captain Campbell: 390$, (4- 6/room )
Duke of Gordon: 420$, (3/room)
Bonnie Prince Charles: $470 (2/room)
King George the  IV: 590$ (Private room).

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.