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International Bluegrass Music Museum Announces 2nd Annual Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp

By Mandolin Cafe
February 27, 2007 - 7:15 am

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International Bluegrass Music Museum

International Bluegrass Music Museum

Owensboro, Kent. — After the overwhelming success of its inaugural camps in 2006, the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY is pleased to announce The 2007 Monroe-Style Mandolin Camps.

September 7-9 and 14-16, 2007, bluegrass music enthusiasts from around the world will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the stylizations, songwriting, and multi-cultural musical influences of Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass."

Mandolin greats and Monroe authorities Frank Wakefield, Mike Compton, Roland White, Skip Gorman and David Long comprise the prestigious faculty for 2007. Instructors will give workshops on multiple facets of Monroe's style, including right-hand technique, the blues, fiddle tunes, cross-tuning, church music and songwriting.

The star-studded faculty will present public concerts on September 8 & 15 with special guests and former Bluegrass Boy, Tom Ewing. Ensemble performances will include Monroe compositions, jams, and story-telling remembrances of Bill Monroe. Tickets to the concert will be $15.00 at the door; campers' tickets are included with their tuition.

The camp package includes all classes, 3 meals, 2 nights of hotel rooms, the concert, a group picture and a road trip to Rosine, KY the birthplace and resting place of Monroe.

The 2006 Camp drew participants from 25 states and 4 countries and received rave reviews. 2007 camp attendance will be capped at 45 per week and will be sold on a first come-first serve basis.

For Reservations, call the International Bluegrass Music Museum at 1-888-692-2656 or visit bluegrassmuseum.org.

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