As part of the festival commitment to keeping traditional Cajun music alive and thriving in New England, the Rhythm & Roots Youth Music Camp is offered at no cost.
Renowned fiddle teacher Pam Weeks directs the camp, assisted by Karen McGrath. The gifted and patient teachers include Weeks, Amy Larkin and Cathy Mason (fiddle); Jim Joseph and Tim Kness (accordion); Bill Olson and Elna Joseph (guitar), and Michael Pattavina (mandolin, upright bass). Michelle Kaminsky serves as advisor.
The program culminates in the very popular Dance Tent performance for an enthusiastic crowd of parents and festival fans on Sunday at 2 p.m. “Les Jeunes Cajuns” and their instructors play and sing tunes they have learned during the weekend.