MERLIN SUMMER MUSIC CAMP 2022

MONDAY 8TH AUGUST – FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE HOLDING THIS YEAR’S SUMMER CAMP IN THE BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS OF THE ROWCHESTER HOUSE ESTATE, GREENLAW.

BOOKINGS OPEN!

OPEN TO ALL AGES/INSTRUMENT/VOICE/ABILITIES/KIDS/ADULTS

MOTORHOMES/CAMPING/ACCOMMODATION

We are so excited to be able to return to our usual format this year of a week-long Summer Camp.  It feels as though we have been waiting far too long to immerse and enjoy a week-long Summer Camp of Music Workshops, Sharing Tunes, Stories and coming together with old friends. Venue details etc will be confirmed soon, but in the meantime we are delighted to announce the Merlin Summer Camp Tutor Line up.

VENUE/ACCOMMODATION

Our week long Music Camp will be held in the stunning grounds of the Rowchester House County Estate in Greenlaw.  We will have the use of 2 large marquees which will be in a huge area of land surrounded by trees and just a short distance from our Cottage which we will also have the use of all week. There is also a brilliant space for Camping and Motorhomes along with plenty of parking. There will be Toilets/Wash hand basins on site available 24 hours a day.  Delicious Lunches and evening meals will also be included and provided by our usual brilliant caterers as well as of course wonderful Music, tunes and great company. On one of the nights we will be holding a Feast Night. This entails everyone bringing their own dish and contributing it to a big table for all to share. This is a lovely way to come together over food and drink and meet up with old friends.

The Week will consist of

  • Arrival/Registration/Warm up/Introduction
  • Music Workshops
  • Lunches/Evening Meals Included
  • Tea/Coffee/Meeting Folk
  • Tutor Concert
  • Evening BBQ
  • Music Session
  • End of Week Concert
  • Great Craic
  • Seeing Old Friends

Iain Fraser

Camp Leader & Fiddle and Mixed Instrument Tutor.

Our Summer Camp is led by our Music Director Iain Fraser. Iain’s
teaching includes group workshops, helping people young and old to pursue their musical dreams, as well as making music a fun social experience available to all.
Iain has been our fiddle tutor and music director for the last 10 years and is very passionate about offering high quality tuition in a fun relaxed environment.


Kathy Stewart Kennedy

Music Manager & Singing Tutor

Kathy Stewart-Kennedy will be leading workshops in Traditional and Contemporary Ballads, Singer/Songwriting and Vocal Harmonies. Kathy will be joined by a Ed to run additional workshops alongside her.

Kathy has been teaching Singing & Harmonies at Merlin Music Academy for a number of years now as well as being involved in many of our events such as our yearly Summer School. As a Natural Voice Practitioner and Vocal workshop facilitator, Kathy welcomes students of all ages who wish to improve their technique, gain confidence, learn performance skills or to ‘find their voice’ in a safe and relaxed environment.


Ed Miller

Traditional Scot’s Song Tutor

Originally from Edinburgh (with family background in the Borders), Ed Miller has lived in Austin Texas for more than four decades. He gained a PhD in Folklore from the University of Texas; but opted out of following an academic career.

Ed’s love of folk song started in the folk clubs and bars of Edinburgh as well as the Edinburgh Univ Folksong Society in the 1960’s. He is an award-winning singer with an interest in both traditional Scots songs and in the newer songs of the Folk Revival which are in the process of “becoming traditional.” Ed was a Merlin Summer Camp Tutor back in 2018 and worked closely with Kathy.  These two made a fantastic team leading the Singers.


Andy Gray

Merlin Guitar Tutor

Andy has been a Merlin Tutor for a number of years and has taught all genres of music.  He is passionate about offering tuition within a welcoming and friendly environment and has been involved with all the Merlin Summer Camps.  Andy will be on hand to help out with all guitarists and looks forward to welcoming you all.


Linzi Coulson

Merlin Fiddle Tutor

Linzi has taught Fiddle at Merlin for many years.  Discovering Merlin Academy of Traditional Music and under the stewardship of Iain Fraser, Linzi rekindled her love of Scottish fiddle and now delights in sharing her passion with others in writing, performing and tutoring. Linzi will be on hand to help out with all fiddlers and looks forward to welcoming you all.

TO BOOK YOUR SPACE CLICK BELOW

Summer Camp Spaces to include all activities, lunches/evening meals & BBQ the cost is £495.00. Camping is an additional £8.50 per night and Motorhomes £12.50 per night. 

Accommodation is also available locally. .

West Lodge – on Rowchester Estate –
https://www.crabtreeandcrabtree.com/properties/rowchester-west-lodge/

Mansefield, Greenlaw – 07815 300174

Castle House, Greenlaw – email – contact@castletoun.co.uk

Crosshall Farmhouse – 01890 840220

We would love to welcome you along to this wonderful Week of top class Music Tuition, the opportunity to play with other like minded souls and great craic and fun.  If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact the Merlin Office by emailing enquiries@merlinmusicacademy.com