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NEW for 2019 - Mike Compton and Monroe Style mandolin

3rd - 9th Nov 2019

Sore Fingers Summer Schools has built, over the last Twenty Four years, an enviable and worldwide reputation for running some of the best music camps around. Both the Easter Week and the October Weekend are firmly established annual events in the Bluegrass and Old Time calendars.
This is a new departure and we want offer something slightly different; a holiday with a creative element combining music with a relaxing break in a beautiful area where the weather in November will certainly cheer you up! SFSS has linked up with a small Hotel in Southern Spain (Andalucía) to run some exclusive creative retreats.
This will be our first event and it is scheduled 3rd to 9th November, 2019 and will feature Mandolinist Mike Compton who will teach a class themed around the playing of Bill Monroe. There is no one better in the Bluegrass world who has studied and developed Bill’s style of playing. Mike is an expert! See his full bio on the course page.
In addition to classroom tuition, there will be free time to explore the area and some visits will be organised. The Mediterranean cost is about 40 minutes away and a dip in the sea is certainly a possibility even at this time of the year! There are several interesting tourist spots to see in the area including the film sets where the famous 70’s spaghetti Westerns were filmed!
The Hotel is the Casona Granado and is situated in the small village of El Pilar in South Eastern Spain. You can check out the venue by following this link this link Nearest airports are Murcia and Almeria and there are direct flights from the UK and other European cities. If you are travelling from outside of Europe, your flights will most likely involve a connection via Madrid.
Accommodation is full board and consists of a choice single or twin occupancy and shared rooms to suit different price options and the food will be Mediterranean style, typically a very social experience!

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Mandolin Mike Compton 20

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