I'm seriously considering signing up for it. Anyone going? I really like the instructors line-up.
My only dilemna is that there's a slight possibility that I get involved in a Nova Scotia-Louisiana business expo that will be held during the Festival international de Lafayette... Isn't Balfa camp held at the same time as the Festival? I really hope I can swing this.
In fact, I've been there every time since 2002. It is a wonderful experience in every way.
Balfa camp is April 21st to 27th; Festival international is April 26th to 30th.
I hope to do both this time.
I've been there every time since 2002 too, or at least every spring since 2002. Not sure if I'll make it this year. Good line-up, and I've never been to Festivale Internationale so that part would be fun too. But I'm not sure what my work situation will be in the spring, and -- I never thought I'd hear myself say this -- I think I'm getting a little burned out on Cajun music, or on music camps in general, or something. Maybe I'm just plain burned out. Maybe I'll sign up for Club Med.
Henry from NYC
I can't believe you said that! Hope you change your mind and I'll see you at Chicot.
Oh, I probably will and you probably will. This year I had such a good time I nearly forgot to go home.
any scuttlebutt on instructors or instrument sessions for camp in 2006?
This is the list of instructors that
I got from folk roots.
Looks pretty good to me. Mark
Kenny Alleman - drums
Al Berard - guitar
Jeffery Broussard - accordion
Jonno Frishberg - fiddle
David Greely - fiddle
Ed Poullard - fiddle
Dirk Powell - accordion
Lisa Reed - bass
Steve Riley - accordion
Ann Savoy - Cultural History, and Language Through Song
Joel Savoy - fiddle
Peter Schwarz - Programming Director
Any idea as to what levels each is teaching?
Doesn't look like that info is on the site.
Here's the link for it.
I think it is there somewhere.
I found the teachers, but it doesn't an indication of what level they will be teaching. Just a bio.
I'll be there for sure. This time I'm definitely bringing a video camera...listening to audio cassettes of accordion just ain't the same.