Alice Hasen Fiddle Camp

June 7-8, 2019

9:30 AM - 5 PM

Limerick at Lawhon Farm

Olive Branch, MS


Photo by Brandon McAninch.

Photo by Brandon McAninch.

Welcome to the home page of the first annual Alice Hasen Fiddle Camp! 

This fun and instructive day camp takes place in the Limerick Cottage on the Lawhon Farm, 15 minutes outside Memphis.  The main focus of these two days will be to introduce young fiddle players to new songs, get a fresh take on old favorites and build a community of fiddlers and their families.  Each participant will have the chance to work closely with professional fiddler Alice Hasen, receiving both group and individual instruction.  Workshops on tunes, style and form are complemented with professional-led jam sessions, fun non-musical activities and a special guest performance.  Campers will finish out the camp with a low-pressure Performance Party on a professional, open-air stage with a backing band.  Friends and family are all invited to the Performance Party, which will take place on Saturday, June 8 at 4 PM on the Lawhon Farm.

Who the camp is for:  

There is no maximum age for this camp!  We do expect that most of our participants will be between the ages of 11-15, and this is a good guideline for determining if your younger fiddlers are ready for this intensive experience.  Campers under the age of 11 will be considered on the basis of experience level and maturity.  Fiddlers will get the most out of this camp if they are already at a level of playing where they are comfortable learning tunes by ear or using sheet music.  

Contra-dance lessons will be a part of the Fiddle Camp experience, with no requirement of previous dance training.  Please make sure your camper is aware of this component; it will be a fun, low-pressure environment and as long as everyone stays positive, we'll have a great time!

Parents of campers are welcome to remain nearby Limerick while the camp is taking place.  We will have an outdoor fire pit and ask folks to bring their own camp chairs if they would like to sit by the fire.  Limerick does have a small room adjacent to the main teaching space, as well as a shaded tent for lunch and a covered front porch.  Parents are asked not to enter the main room of Limerick while workshops are taking place, as this can be disruptive to our campers.  Bathroom facilities are available at all other times besides the workshop hours.  In inclement weather, the small room and porch of Limerick and the lunch tent can still be used by parents.

How to sign up:  

The cost of the Fiddle Camp is $300 per participant and includes all instruction and activities, snacks and lunch each day, an Alice Hasen Fiddle Camp T-shirt and a DVD of the final performance.  Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 10-12 participants due to space.  

Registration for Alice Hasen Fiddle Camp is a two-step process.  First, fill out the form below with Parent and Camper information.  Then, click the "Donate" button to process your payment and secure your camper's reservation!

Thanks so much for your interest, and see you at Alice Hasen Fiddle Camp!

Questions about the camp?  Feel free to email Alice at

SCHEDULE (Subject to change)


FRIDAY June 7, 2019

9:30 – 10:45 AM        Workshop I - Let's Learn Some Tunes!

10:45 -11 AM             Break / Snacks

11- 12:15 PM             Workshop II - Making a Tune Your Own

12:15 – 1:15 PM        Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 PM          Facilitated jams / Individual lessons

2:15 – 3:15 PM          Activity – Contra-Dancing

3:15 – 3:30 PM          Break / Snacks

3:30 – 5 PM               Ice Cream, T-Shirts and Guest Performance around the fire


SATURDAY June 8, 2019

9:30 – 10:45 AM        Workshop III - Improvising an Intro, Break and Tag

10:45 -11 AM             Break / Snacks

11- 12:15 PM             Workshop IV - How to Jam with the Band

12:15 – 1:15 PM        Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 PM          Activity – TBA

2:15 – 3:15 PM          Facilitated jams / Individual lessons

3:15 – 4 PM               Break /Snacks and sound check

4 – 5 PM                    Performance party on outdoor stage

(indoor plans will be made in case of rain)


Photos by Brandon McAninch.

Photos by Brandon McAninch.

Registration Step 1: Parent & Camper Information

Please fill out the form below with information about yourself and your camper.  If you are above the age of 18 and registering yourself, please put your name in both Parent and Camper fields!  Then, use PayPal to process your payment with the "Donate" button below the form.