Visit the Stringmania website for more details and to register!


In great news for fiddlers and lovers of traditional music across Australia, Stringmania is back for a third year in 2018.  Renowned duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas have teamed up with the (famous) Melbourne Scottish Fiddlers to continue the camp on 30th September – 7th October 2018 in an exciting celebration of community.

Stringmania is a meeting point for musicians who are passionate or curious about traditional music.  Like its American progenitor, Valley of the Moon, the camp provides a total immersion experience, with participants and instructors living, learning, eating and jamming together as a community.

All ages and musical abilities are welcome, as Stringmania is a village, not a school!  It’s not a prescriptive course; bring your questions, needs, strengths, fears and hopes to camp and choose your own adventure.  You’ll be surrounded by other eager and passionate musicians, all seeking out their own answers, and supporting you to find yours.

A number of scholarships are also available.  They are awarded on the basis of financial need and demonstrated interest in traditional music.  You need not be an accomplished musician to apply.  All ages and abilities will be considered.  Visit the website for more information or download a scholarship form and email directly to no later than June 15th.

Stringmania! is brought to life by a committee of dedicated volunteers and co-directed by Alasdair Fraser and Chris Stone.