January 2024 Workshop- Registration Opens August 1st!

Save the date!  January 12 -14th 2024. Gear up for learning wonderful tunes from our amazing instructors and friends, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas.

TICKETS! IF YOU’VE BEEN DIRECTED TO THIS PAGE FROM BANDS IN TOWN, HERE’S THE LINK YOU NEED FOR TICKETS. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alasdair-fraser-and-natalie-haas-concert-tickets-737330163367

Please contact Marcia Thumma, workshop organizer for questions.

YES!  Join us in 2024, for our 16th workshop with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas! As always, there’s so much to be excited about.

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.

Not sure if you’ll fit in because you don’t play fiddle or cello?  We’ve had mandolins, concertinas, accordions, flutes, tin whistles, harps, and a xylophone join us before!



Mandolins lead the way in the Flatbush Waltz.

At a Glance.

When: Friday, January 12th through Sunday, January 14th. Registration/check in will be on Friday from 4-6 pm… and a tune sharing session will get going right away for the early birds– this time, in Program Center B.

Where: 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: There are multiple prices to accommodate your 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:

Youth (for either location): $340 (grades K-12)

Including you, 3 – 6 people total per room: $415, 
Including you, and one other person/room: $440

Only you in your private room: $615  NOTE: we can still give you a private room in Mt. Baker for this price.  You’ll still have a queen bed, and linens provided!

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.  Just like last year, we have 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 our lodging is available in Mt. Baker.

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 will be on sale in November for the January 14th concert! Once again we’re delighted to be at the spacious, very new Stanwood High School 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.

Ready to register?
Registration opens August 1st! Click here and read all about signing up! The blue button is on the bottom of this page!