Folk Boot Camp 2018

The 13th annual Folk Boot Camp at Studio Bell (850 4 St. SE), presented by the Calgary Folk Music Festival and the National Music Centre, is a three-day workshop series July 24 – 26.

Folk Boot Camp is a unique opportunity to learn from the festival’s favourite guitar heroes, songbirds and songsmiths. Glean new songs, arrangements, vocal techniques and instrumental skills for three consecutive days with the same instructor among the Centre’s collection of rare and curious keyboards.

Folk Boot Camp is geared towards musicians with a basic grasp of their craft who want to supplement their own studies with coaching from some of the world’s finest musicians.

This year, we are presenting a special session with A Tribe Called Red who will spend time with indigenous youth giving them feedback on their songs, which will be followed by a public Q & A about their music, creative process and culture. 

Songwriting, vocal, and guitar classes are $150. Two classes: $250. 

Boot Camp registrants are given a 10% discount on festival tickets. 

The feedback session with A Tribe Called Red is free but registration is required. Tickets for the public Q & A are $20.