Traditional Music and Dance (PATMAD) is sponsoring an annual acoustic folk
music weekend at French Creek state park near Elverson, PA. The park is about
an hour from Philly. French Creek Music Retreat is a
resurrection of a family folk music festival of old.
We meet in Group Camp 1, which has a large lodge and cabins
available that sleep 2 or 4. The camp is reserved for the weekend of Sept. 18-20, 2015 for this
event that focuses on acoustic instrumentalists and singers. We can have some
great jams with workshops throughout the day and a dance in the evening! The
registration fee includes a bed in a 2 or 4 person rustic cabin (See photo
at right) with old metal bed frames (See photo bottom of page). An air mattress or foam
pad, good flashlight, and bug spray are recommended.
This event begins at 5:00 Friday evening, and
we need to be cleaned up and out of the lodge by noon on Sunday. There will be
a pot luck dinner on Saturday night and continental breakfasts on Sat. and Sun.
mornings (bring your own dishes & utensils). Please enough food for
yourself (and family) and extra to share. Please bring your own folding chairs
for outdoor jams and workshops.
There will be a pick up band for the dance,
jam sessions, and workshops (see schedule below). You can go hiking, boating,
playing frisbee-golf, badminton, enjoy campfire circles, etc. You can become
friends on FaceBook to see photos of the camp.
For the kids, there will be face painting and
their own rhythm band.
The cost is only $25 per
person for this all-volunteer weekend, Saturday only
is $15, and Friday only is $5.00 (children 17 and
under are free). Everyone will be assigned a small job to help run the
On Friday night there will be a $5 spaghetti dinner. Please
indicate your interest on the
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - GO TO http://dulcimer-autoharp.org/frenchCreekMusic.html to REGISTER!