Redwood Music Camp

Memorial Day Weekend:  Friday, May 25th – Monday, May 28th, 2018

Camp Harmon, Boulder Creek, California

$385 tuition includes all meals and lodging


Redwood Music Camp is a three-day weekend music camp experience for adults, featuring the members of Molly's Revenge and The Fire as faculty, as well as Shelley Phillips teaching clawhammer ukulele,  Jesse Autumn for harps, Rachel Goodman for Appalachian and harmony singing, and Steve Palazzo for old-time guitar. For 2018, we'll be at a new location:  Camp Harmon in Boulder Creek, California (about an hour and a half from the Bay Area). The site features large, well-lighted cabins in the redwoods that sleep up to ten in single-level beds, although we'll likely place no more than five people in each one. Each cabin has its own bathroom, and shower facilities are a short walk away. The woodland setting has multiple venues for practice, a large dining hall for jamming and concerts, and room for small tents, RVs, and parking. 
Musical styles of camp workshops range from Irish and Scottish to Old Time, but with a strong focus on Celtic. Participants get the full music immersion experience of learning in small workshop settings in the morning and early afternoon, and sessions bringing it all together in the late afternoon and evening, plus lots of informal jamming. Perfect for experienced players who want to up their game, or those who have been meaning to get that fiddle out of the closet. Open to players of fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, recorder, oboe, harp, guitar, dulcimer, accordion, percussion, banjo, mandolin, keyboards, ukulele and more! Other activities include singing, dancing, swimming, crafts, hiking, and bamboo flute making.

Tuition is $385, and includes three nights of lodging, with all meals included from dinner on Friday to lunch on Monday. This year a day rate of $75 is available; day rate participants will join us for lunch and dinner, but no overnight lodging will be provided.

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2018 Redwood Music Camp workshop schedule

List of 2018 workshops:


  • Friday Faculty Concert


  • Beginning Scottish Fiddle (Rebecca)
  • Intermediate & Adv Irish Tunes Ormanments and Groove by ear (John)
  • Intro to DADGAD guitar (Stuart)
  • Irish Flute, Whistle, Recorder Ornaments (David)
  • Clawhammer Uke and Dulcimer (Shelley)
  • Southern Songbirds (Rachel & Steve)
  • Beginning Penny Whistle (Fox)
  • Celtic Percussion (David)
  • Saturday Shape Note Choir (Shelley)
  • Harp Popular Session Tunes (Jesse)
  • Mastering the Strathspey (Rebecca)
  • Old Songs for Singers and Fretted Strings (Stuart)
  • Flute Tone (Shelley)
  • Basic Chords by Ear for all chord Instruments (Jesse)
  • Swedish Tunes (John)
  • Hammered Dulcimer (Shelley)
  • Old Time Country Duets (Rachel/Steve)
  • Tenor Banjo & Mandolin (Fox)
  • Saturday Slow Session
  • Song Circle (Rachel)
  • Scottish Country Dance
  • Saturday Intermediate & Advanced 


  • Scottish Highland Reels (Rebecca)
  • Learning Celtic Tunes by Ear (John)
  • Flat-picking tunes in DADGAD (Stuart)
  • Scottish Whistle, Flute, Recorder Ornaments (David)
  • Cap Breton Piano, Dulcimer and Harp (Shelley)
  • Gospel Singing Session (Rachel/Steve)
  • Celtic Percussion (David)
  • Sunday Shape Note Choir (Shelley)
  • Plays Well with Others (Rachel/Steve)
  • Harp Syncopated Accompaniment (Jesse)
  • Swedish Tunes Intermediate & Advanced (John)
  • Bouzouki (Stuart)
  • Jigs on a Uke (Shelley)
  • Appalachian Songs, Hymns, Hills and Hollers (Rachel/Steve)
  • Harp Improv Tricks (Jesse)
  • Flatpicking Gutiar a la Doc Watson (Rachel/Steve)
  • Pennywhistle 2.0 (Fox)
  • Sunday Slow Session
  • Talent Show
  • Sunday Intermediate & Advanced Session


  • Sessionball
  • Session