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  • XXIX. workshop


    In Hustopece u Brna, Czech Republic on August 12 - 18, 2018

       Dear friends of bluegrass!

       Each summer, in the second half of August, we organize Bluegrass Music Workshops. They take place in Hustopeče, a small South Moravian town, 20 miles south of Brno. Surrounded by charming viniferous countryside, aqua-park in the town and big lakes nearby. You can easily get there by train, bus, or by your car (route Brno – Vienna, exit "Hustopeče"). You can also take your family or friend(s) with you.

       The event takes five days full of intensive work: 5 – 6 hours a day exercising in classes and free grouping and jamming afterwards. We are not strictly focused on teaching bluegrass ‘flat-picking’ styles only – other genres are also welcomed and beginners are not excluded! Our teachers play in the best Czech and/or Slovak bluegrass bands a most of them have international experience and can speak English. (And of course, many of the participants can communicate in English, too).

       Some other services and activities are offered: jam sessions, consultations on instruments and minor repairs, one evening devoted to listening CD’s on a special topic, performances of bands, etc. Each workshop is closed by a ‘mini-festival’ on Friday evening. The performers are all participants and their teachers as well as special guests.

       The price (EUR 300, or EUR 400 for a single room) includes the tuition, accommodation (2/4-bed rooms in a hostel across the street) and full-board.

       If you want to come, please fill out the subscription form and send to:
    until 30th of July.
    Payment after arrival.

       We start on sunday at 3 p.m. (the hostel is not accessible before this time).

    Workshop (school in Komenskeho Street) N 48°56.429' E 16°43.943'
    Hostel N 48°56.440', E 16°43.988'

       If you need an assistance, send me your phone number, I will send you mine. Looking forward to you!

    Helena B.