Main Festival 1st - 6th June 2022
Camps in August 2021.

Fire in the Mountain June 2022
Campfire in the Mountain and Family Camp in August 2021.

Cymraeg

Campfire in the Mountain

15th - 20th August 2021

Arrival Day Sunday 15th, Tuition Monday - Thursday, Depart Friday 20th

A week-long family friendly Music Learning Camp on a beautiful farm in Mid Wales.

Tuition available in Fiddle, Banjo & Guitar intermediate/advanced. We are open to add more courses if there is demand - email us a request. If we get enough in a particular instrument, we will look into it

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We invite you to Campfire in the Mountain.

The first one was a complete success. Thank you to all who trusted us and came. We can't wait to do it again.

Learn to play American Old Time/Cajun music by ear. (You must be able to play your instrument as we cannot accommodate complete beginners)

Folk Music Tuition

Learn to play American Old Time/Cajun music by ear. (You must be able to play your instrument as we cannot accommodate complete beginners). Find yourself the time to focus on your music in the company of other great musicians.

The Camp - The Basics

The main field in the farm will be opened up to campers. Everyone is encouraged to camp in "circles" to get to know your neighbours. The basic facilities of the festival will be available to all; The Compost Loos, the wood fired Sauna and Showers, and the Dragon fire pit.

Every evening we will all convene in a central marquee for an evening folk dance, where tutors and musicians on the camp will play. We will learn Welsh, Scottish, English, Cajun and American Square Dance each evening (8pm - 11pm). The evening dance is included in the ticket price. Everyone can enjoy being on the farm, or use the camp as a springboard to explore the local area with it's fantastic beaches, horse riding, mountain walks etc. We're compiling a list of local attractions now.

Music Tuition

During the days we are offering Music Tuition with wonderful musicians. These lessons are housed in yurts/marquees in and around the farmhouse and paddocks, slightly out of the way of the rest of the camp in quiet locations (out of bounds for other camp attendees during the classes), so you can focus on the tuition! We are offering classes in Fiddle, Banjo and Guitar. We may add more if there is demand.

Confirmed tutors:
Gabrielle McCrae - Fiddle
Barry Southern - Banjo (3 finger and clawhammer)
Vera van Heeringen - Guitar, all abilities welcome!
Jock Tyldesley - Cajun and Old Time Fiddle (Intermediate)
Stompin’ Dave - Guitar (Bluegrass and Finger Picking)
Steve Blake - Banjo (Clawhammer Intermediate)
more to follow…

Late Afternoon Drop in Workshops. 5 - 6pm daily there will be 1 hour drop in workshops in the "classroom" yurts open for all...

Schedule
9:30 - 12pm Morning Tuition Session
12pm - 2pm Lunch 2pm - 4pm Afternoon Tuition Session
5pm - 6pm Optional Extra Drop in Workshop Sessions, open to all.
8pm - 10:30pm Evening Gathering in the main Marquee

Sessions. It's of course all about sessions where we play together. An idea is to reserve a camping circle towards the top of the main camping field for only musicians so they can stay up until the wee hours playing... and then down by the river we would have family camping. The Dragon Fire Pit is of course there all evening and into the night, as is the main bar.

The Evening Dance and Closing Concert

Every evening the whole camp is offered to come together in our main marquee for a dance (8pm - 11pm). Tutors and Musicians on the camp will form bands for an evening ceilidh. Each evening focuses on different forms; a Welsh Twmpath, Scottish Dance, English Country Dance, American Square Dance, and a Cajun Dance evening (two step and waltzes).

The Closing Concert. We encourage student to form "scratch bands" during the week for an end of course concert in the main marquee. Students and Tutors will perform a closing concert before the final dance.

Catering

We have wonderful caterers on site. We recommend you order your meals in advance so we don't sell out. You can order full catering or any mix of meals per day (Break only, Lunch only, Dinner only etc)

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Costing

£300 for full tuition and 5 days camping. You are welcome to bring your family/partner/carer to share camping pitch at no extra cost.
You can either book full catering or purchase individual meals with tokens (from the site office)

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APPLY HERE!

Please click this link to book your place!

Please fill in an application form to attend. We will send you an invoice to pay in advance. Your place will be secured once full payment has been made.

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Get in Touch

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions

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The Pandemic

We will be following and complying with all the current guidance from The Welsh Government at the time of the event. This could include Test and Trace, Social Distancing, Collecing Details for Track and Trace etc. We will update all attendees before the event to let you know the current rules. If we have to cancel, you are entitled to a full refund.

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Information for Locals

Coronavirus The safety and health of the local community is of paramount importance to us, and we will strictly adhere to, and go over and above, all Government Guidance at the time of the event in relation to the Pandemic.

Fire in the Mountain supports the local economy wherever possible with our local procurement policy and with tourism income

Employment: We have 4 paid roles for these events and we offer these to the local community first and foremost. The roles are Site Set Up, Office support, bar work and Food Preparation Work. Please contact the festival on info@fireinthemountain.co.uk if interested.

Internship: We have one space for a local school leaver for an internship with us. Fire in the Mountain is connected to the events industry nationwide, and we would like to support one candidate to gain experience in this sector. We support with experience, contacts in the industry, advice and in writing a CV. Please contact the festival on info@fireinthemountain.co.uk if interested.

Subsididsed Tickets: In acknowledgement of income equality nationwide, we would like to extend a 10% Discount to these events to those that meet our definition of Local, stated below.

Definition of Local: Local is those living in our county, Ceredigion, or within a 10 mile radius of SY23 4LL.