Camp Backup 2016

November 11 - 13

Sargent Conference & Nature Center, Hancock, NH


Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin & Fiddle

Guitar, Octave Mandolin & Mandolin

Vocals & Guitar


Vocals, Guitar & Fiddle



Fiddle, Piano

The Workshops

Singing & Harmonizing

Instrumental Support of Songs

Piano Accompaniment for
Celtic Music & Contra Dances

Guitar Styles: Old Time Mountain,
Celtic, Bluegrass & Swing

Octave Mandolin Accompaniment

Beginning Bass

Back Up Styles for Mandolin and Fiddle

Take your music to the next level and learn some of the tirm-honored riffs, nuances, cliches, tricks and stylles of masters such as Maybelle Carter, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Jimme Rodgers, Bill Monroe, Violet Tulloch, Josephene Keegan, Hazel Dickems Donal Lunny, Riley Pucket, and others.

Workshops led by our staff of celebrated performers and instructors will focus on how to thoughtfully play backup in a variety of traditional folk music styles. You'll work together in small gorunds, enjoy instructor and camper concerts, share good food and drink, and come away with a new understanding of tasteful and solid backup playing.

Instructors (back row) and campers are smiling after a fabulous weekend
at Camp Backup 2015

 This year, a special staff concert on Friday night, nearby in Bass Hall ~ Monadnock Center for History and Culture, downtown Peterborough (less than 15 minutes from camp).