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Friends and Supporters


of the



Family Fiddle


San Diego Folk Heritage
San Diego Folk Heritage
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Julian Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Bluegrass Society
San Diego Bluegrass Society
Poway Folk Circle
Fiddle Camp in Montana
Montana State Oldtime Fiddlers Association
CSOTFA Dist. 3 (Tehachapi)



Julian Family Fiddle Camp

April 9 - 13, 2014


There are many acoustic music camps across the US, with each having its own character, structure and charm.  We're sure you'll find the Julian Family Fiddle Camp to be a wonderful experience, as we offer:


  • Stellar instruction for all ages and levels
  • Special topic seminars &/or tutorials
  • General and master classes in fiddle, mandolin, guitar, old-time banjo, acoustic upright bass and Appalachian flatfoot dance!
  • Great evening concerts
  • Delicious food (with special Julian deserts!)
  • A beautiful location
  • Activities for the entire family
  • Nearby tourist attractions
  • Varied accommodations



The Julian Family Fiddle Camp is proud to offer instruction by some of the best musicians and teachers around today.  Indeed, we are excited to have the innovative flatpick guitarist and singer, Scott Law, lead our guitar  instruction for 2014.  We're also pleased to announce that one of the best mandolin players and mandolin instructors on the scene today, Sharon Gilchrist, will be joining our faculty for the first time as well.  We're continuing in 2014 to offer instruction in old-time banjo, and are pleased to note that Chris Coole will be coming out from Toronto for the purpose.  Chris is one of the young new "monsters" on old-time banjo, and is an acclaimed performer and instructor.   As for fiddle, the Colorado and Texas State Fiddle Champion, Katie Glassman, will once again be our lead fiddle instructor.  While she's expert in several traditional fiddle styles, Katie will provide a couple of specialized workshops on contest fiddling and Gypsy Jazz.  Our latest addition to our list of Master Teachers is upright bassist, Gene Libbea.  Gene's list of credits is long and illustrious, including twelve years of performing with the Nashville Bluegrass Band, recordings with many other great artists, and winner of two Grammy awards.  Given the phenomenal response to Rebecca Stout's workshops in Appalachian flatfoot dance and ballad singing in 2013,  she'll not only be back in 2014, but will be offering a full contingent of classes and workshops on flatfoot and buck dancing, and the singing of old Appalacian ballads.  More details about all our 2014 faculty can be found on our Instructors page.

Banjo, Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Upright Bass, Flatfoot Dance
Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Upright Bass and Flatfoot Dance for the young and young-at-heart

As long as you can play a couple of simple tunes on fiddle, mandolin,  guitar, banjo or upright bass - or if you aspire to move your feet in the way of that cool old-style Appalachian flat foot dance, we've a class and instructor suited just for you!  People of all ages and walks of life come to the Camp, and we recognize they do so for a variety of reasons.   While everone seeks some fun and instruction, we are particularly sensitive to: 


  • The interests of classical musicians seeking more comfort playing "off the page"
  • Young musicians who hope to broaden their skills, interests and repertoirs
  • Middle-age and senior instrumentalists who wish to rejuvenate their skills and expand their network of musical friends



Fiddling's more than an instrument, it's an attitude - an attitude that is warm to playing and/or dancing to acoustic string music with others of all ages and backgrounds.  It's social, it's fun, and a pure and direct way to enjoy old friends and make new ones.