ScotStringNZ: FAQs

22 - 29 April 2017

ScotString NZ
Q:
Do I need to bring my own bedding and towels?
A:
We will provide a pillow, pillowcase, mattress protector and two blankets. You can either bring your own sheets and towels or hire them for an additional cost of $10 (for $20 we’ll make the bed too!).

 

Q:
Do I have to be able to learn by ear?
A:
Ideally, yes. You will find that you learn in a different way, remembering different details and retaining the accent more. However we will provide the music for anyone who prefers to use it. You might like to try leaving it to one side and using it to help you learn by ear! Or you can bring a music stand.

 

Q:
I’m from out of town. What time will you come and pick me up?
A:
We will assign transfer slots based on people’s arrival times. When you book your transport to Auckland, please bear in mind that we cannot arrive at the camp before 4pm, so we will not begin transfers before 3pm. Similarly, the final transfer slot on the departure day will be at 10am.

 

 
Our drivers will be volunteers from among your fellow students. It would be kind to offer to assist with petrol costs.

 

Q:
What is the cost for the fiddle week?
A:
Adults/wage earners    NZ$850
Students                    $600
Commuters                $500

 

 
Our drivers will be volunteers from among your fellow students. It would be kind to offer to assist with petrol costs.

 

Q:
Is there a concert at the end of the week?
A:
There is a concert by the tutors on the first night and a public ceilidh on the final night. Anybody who would like to stay for one additional night is welcome to join local participants in an informal concert for our friends and families. We will perform some of the tunes which we have learned during the week and the tutors will also perform some sets, followed by supper and some ceilidh dancing.

 

 
Our drivers will be volunteers from among your fellow students. It would be kind to offer to assist with petrol costs.