11th Annual Boxwood Festival, Ltd.
- We are pleased to be announcing the 11th annual Boxwood Festival, Ltd.,
scheduled for July 23-28, 2006 in beautiful Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Please join us for this all-star line up of faculty and guest artists!
Arrive a day early and join in the festivities with the Boxwood Lobster
Boil Supper and Jazz Night Fundraiser on Saturday, July 22.
Boxwood has received worldwide recognition over the past decade producing
extraordinary gatherings dedicated to exploring and sharing the oral
traditions of flute playing. Boxwoods invited guest artists change from
year to year to include leading players, teachers, makers, and scholars
from among the flutes many traditions. Students attend classes daily and
are encouraged to visit with each teacher during the course of the week
with the aim of expanding musical vocabulary, learning new techniques,
broadening their sense of the instrument, and enabling them to find their
own musical voice. The evenings are filled with social gatherings that
include excellent meals, concerts, social dancing, informal gatherings and
sessions of music-making with students and teachers alike. While the week
in Lunenburg focuses on the flute & whistle and their musical traditions,
the festival encourages a multidisciplinary approach, inviting a variety
of artists, students and players of all instruments at all levels novice
and experienced, including players of the modern Boehm system flute.
The Boxwood Canada 2006 faculty includes:
Chris NORMAN - director, flutes, small pipes
Kevin CRAWFORD- Irish flute, bodhran
Paddy KEENAN - Uilleann pipes, whistle
Jean-Michel VEILLON - Breton flute
Marten ROOT - baroque & classical flute
David GREENBERG - Cape Breton and baroque violin
Rod GARNETT - improvisation, song, accompaniment, Peruvian Balinese,
Eastern European flutes, tone development
Andy THURSTON - guitar & mandolin
David McGUINNESS - harpsichord, piano, blues harmonica
Pauline HINGSTON - Irish Step Dance
David & Nina SHOREY - flute scholars and dealers in historical flutes
Please visit Boxwood's web site to find out about scholarship
opportunities and work study positions available.
Bring the family! Non-participant rates make the week into a family
vacation, permitting guests into all meals and events, excluding daily
classes. Nova Scotia offers a wealth of historic, athletic and
educational tourism opportunities.
Early registration is encouraged. Take advantage of the $50.00 discount
if registration is completed in full by April 15, 2006!
For further questions, please either contact me by e.mail or telephone:
713 South Oak Avenue
Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449
Many thanks for you information about Boxwood, I am sure it will be a great summer experience!