Hello We are sad to say that due to the current situation with Covid-19 we are going to postpone BanjoNess. We are still planning on hosting two weekends, a beginner weekend and an advanced weekend for sometime in September. Stay safe -Jille Shotton and the FiddlyNess team.
All classes will be held in the cozy Ness Creek Studio, surrounded by gorgeous Boreal forest, 2 and a half hours north of Saskatoon. It is a 15-20 min walk from the main site, over the creek and through the forest to the studio. Be prepared for the walk. If assistance is needed let us know as we can arrange a ride over. Please pack snacks, water, coffee/tea and a paper bag lunch over to the studio with you so you will not have to go back to the main site in between classes. Please also pack a head lamp or flashlight for getting back to the main site after the evening concert. There is an outhouse at the studio with hand sanitizer.
On site camping and cabins available. To book a cabin or learn more about the site and their Covid-19 policies, please visit The Ness Creek website
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Daniel Koulack, whose music includes a broad range of genres, is a respected multi-instrumentalist and teacher on the Canadian music scene. Daniel was born in New York in 1965 and has lived in Winnipeg since 1968. At eleven years of age he bought a banjo with money saved up from his paper route. A year later he made his professional debut at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Daniel’s own music can be heard on his three albums of original instrumental music; “Clawhammer Your Way To The Top”, “Life On A String”, and “Frailing To Succeed”. Two of these recordings were nominated for Junos in the Best Roots/Traditional category. Daniel is also in high demand as an instructor at music camps across the country, and is a beloved mentor to many students and musicians.