Chris is both a Folk Camp leader and musician, and staffed his first camp in 1979 at the age of 18 as a musician at Cartmel. He has played in and led many bands since then, and is equally at home calling or playing for a 'circuit' ceilidh, or for the local EFDSS group dancing Playford. He mainly plays melodeon at camp, but fiddle was his first instrument and he also loves playing and singing with guitar.
Where Chris is musician, the morning workshop will usually start with 30 minutes from the 'Join The Band' book, before moving on to more involved tunes. He will bring music sheets with him, and can accommodate transposing instruments if notified before the camp starts.
To encourage people to have a go at playing in the band, the early evening dancing music will all be from either Join The Band or the sheets that have been worked on in the morning workshop.
At camps that Chris is leading, expect plenty of dancing and a variety of workshops, and usually some late night singing.
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Chris‘s Folk Camps
Here is where Chris will be a member of staff this season. Follow the link to find out more.
Musician : Welbourn, Lincolnshire
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