Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp

Memories 2019
Greetings students and faculty of Sierra Fiddle Camp 2019,
It seems like such a long time since the tunes, dancing, singing and general high jinks of early Summer 2019 at Sierra Fiddle Camp! We hope the music shared and friendships celebrated are still with you as we go into this holiday season. A huge  thank you!  to our 2019 Instructors who contributed their musical skills so generously and were a joy and an inspiration to all. 

As you are aware, the camp depends on volunteer effort and on donations in order to provide our program. There are many costs involved in providing an international faculty of top-notch tradition bearers and we believe strongly in providing financial aid for students who need it. 
Sierra Fiddle Village Fund Grants to students are awarded annually from this fund on the basis of financial need and demonstrated interest. You need not be an accomplished musician to apply. There are also grants for music teachers who carry the spirit of the village back to their students. Additionally, money from the fund is used to help develop and broaden the vision of camp, as well as to ensure that Sierra Fiddle Camp will continue for many years to come. 
This donation-fueled Village Fund has provided many opportunities for Sierra Fiddle Camp participants over the years and we want to thank all who gave generously at this year’s camp.  With help from funds collected last year, 66 musicians attended this year’s camp - without this aid, most of these musicians would not have been able to attend.
Here's to the great memories created at Sierra Fiddle Camp - the community building, the jams, the wild abandon, the philosophical musings, the resonance of the full camp playing together, and the private moments of instrument and musician finding the groove. With an outstanding local, national and international faculty and a village of eager players, Sierra Fiddle Camp is an experience not to be missed.
We are about to send out our annual fundraising letter for Sierra Fiddle Camp as well as Valley of the Moon and the other entities of our parent non-profit  Scottish Fiddlers of California .  Please consider donating so we can continue to provide an excellent program such as we had this year! 

We look forward to yet another wonderful Sierra Fiddle Camp experience in 2020 and hope to see you there!

Sierra Fiddle Camp Organizing Committee
December 6, 2019

PS Remember to sign up for the Community Music Workshop and Ceilidh Dance Party in January in Grass Valley, CA - sponsored by Sierra Fiddle Camp

PPS   Don’t forget to visit Smugmug for more amazing photos and videos of this year’s camp compiled by Amy Luper.

Scottish Fiddlers of California is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, and each of its projects is individually funded as well as supported by shared resources. Your tax-deductible donation can be specifically targeted, or allocated to the area of greatest need.