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Sore Fingers Week 2018

2nd - 7th Apr 2018

For twenty three years, Sore Fingers Week has been a highlight of the British acoustic music calendar. In that time, over three thousand students have attended the event and enjoyed both the great surroundings at Kingham Hill School and the fantastic line-ups of tutors we have managed to bring all the way from the US and beyond. Almost 200 high profile Bluegrass and Old Time professional individuals have crossed the Atlantic to come here and teach.

2018 promises more of the same and the final line-up of tutors will appear on the courses pages. Keep checking to see if your favourite musician is attending!

For those thinking about attending for the first time, please read the Sore Fingers Experience page which tells you a little more about what to expect if you chose to spend the week with us next Easter. And by the way, it’s good read even if you have been before. It will remind you why you come back year after year!

On a practical note, we have been selling out of accommodation is recent years so early booking is highly recommended if you want to be sure to get what you want. And also, some courses book after than others.

Finally, whilst we have a presence on Facebook, we are actively trying to promote the Sore Fingers private forum to put our students in touch with each other without telling the whole world! Want to know where the other Bluegrass/Old Time pickers are in your local area? Ask the Forum. Check out the forum page of the website to join and find out more.

We look forward to meeting you next Easter!

John, Moira and the Team

Classes and tutors

Class Tutor No. places
Autoharp John Hollandsworth 20
BANJO Bill Evans - Class Full - Holding Wait List 20
Banjo Leon Hunt 20
Bass Todd Phillips 20
Bluegrass Fiddle Brian Wicklund 20
Dobro Ivan Rosenberg 20
Guitar Courtney Hartman - Class Full - Holding Wait List 20
Guitar Ron Block - Filling Fast 20
Mandolin Matt Flinner - Class Full - Holding Wait List 20
Mandolin Jack Tuttle - Filling Fast 20
Old Time Fiddle Tatiana Hargreaves - Filling Fast 20
Old Time Banjo Chris Coole - Only a couple of places left 20
Old Time Banjo Allison De Groot - Only a couple of places left 20
Singing Emily Miller 40
Singing Jesse Milnes
Ukulele Phil Doleman 20
Beginners: Mandolin - Guitar - Banjo Percy Copley 20
Beginners: Bass - Fiddle Eleanor Wilkie 20

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Detailed pricing information is included on the booking forms.

Please go to the booking page for full details on how to book your place.