Turramurra Folk Music Camp

9 – 18 April 2021

Fairfield, Castlemaine and Online

Gypsy Jam with Terry and Jen, Fairfield

Hello to you all,

Sadly no camp in the Otways this year but we're dialling up the music while staying COVID safe by combining half day face to face workshops with online activities and a final online mega concert!

Turramurra 21 begins in the evening of 9 April with an online Welcome and Giant Singlet led by the inimitable Stephen Taberner. This provides an opportunity for the whole Turra community to reconnect and get the vocal chords back into working order. Then you can take part in a workshop at one of our festival hubs in Castlemaine and Fairfield on the weekend of 10-11 April. Each hub will offer two workshops (see below) and a post-workshop session/blackboard concert on the Saturday.

Turra 21 concludes on Sunday 18 April with a mega online concert featuring recorded performances from the workshops, live acts, Turramurra traditions and some special surprises.

In the Turramurra tradition we invite you to take the opportunity to work up a contribution to one of the blackboard concerts or for the final concert. A great way to spend down time during the Victorian school holidays!

Program Outline:

Friday 9 April

Giant Welcome Singlet with Stephen Taberner - Online

Saturday 10 April

Gypsy Jam with Terry and Jen - Fairfield

Wacky Instruments Orchestra with Jon Madin - Castlemaine

Calypso Steel Band Adventure with Rita Seethaler and ‘Pans on Fire’ - Castlemaine

Sunday 11 April

Rebetiko, the Greek Blues - Fairfield

Sunday 18 April

Turramurra Sunday Concert - Online

As always we are engaging professional tutors and have running costs so there will be a modest charge for each of the workshop events with an option to pay by donation. Entry to the final online concert is included in workshop registration, or by separate registration for those not undertaking a workshop.

Please email turra.camp1@gmail.com for further information or if you would like to join the mailing list.

Looking forward to joining with you at Turra 2021!

Turramurra Folk Music Camp Committee