Stringmania acknowledges the traditional custodianship of Country across Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. We acknowledge in particular the Wurundjeri people as traditional custodians of the land upon which Stringmania Camp takes place. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connection to Country. We pay our respects to the Elders both past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australians.

Stringmania thanks  Bill and Dianne Sides

About Us

Stringmania is a volunteer run camp currently operating in collaboration with the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club and Alasdair Fraser.


Stringmania follows in the tradition of Alasdair's hugely popular and influential music camps like Valley of the Moon and Sierra Fiddle Camp in California, Crisol de Cuerda in Spain and Skye Fiddle Camp in Scotland.


We aim to nurture the development of our voices as people and musicians by looking deep into the rich music and dance traditions from Scotland and around the world, into the idea of Australian musical identities, and into the future of string playing in Australia. Stringmania is a camp for people who value the support and enrichment of an open minded, inclusive community. 

© Fidel Monk Photography 

© Fidel Monk Photography 

We Strive To

  1. Promote the appreciation and enjoyment of music-making and dance across a range of traditional and contemporary genres with an explicit but not exclusive focus on Scottish music and the wider Scottish diaspora.

  2. To foster learning opportunities in the aural tradition for musicians of all levels with high-calibre tutors from Australia and around the world.

  3. Provide camp participants with opportunities to learn skills which add to their playing enjoyment and give them a new perspective on making music.

  4. Provide performance opportunities for camp participants and tutors both within the camp and public domain, thereby promoting The Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club (MSFC), Scottish musical traditions and other genres within the wider community as well as within the camp and MSFC membership.

Meet The Committee

Alasdair Fraser

Artistic Direction

Chris Stone

Artistic Direction

© Fidel Monk Photography 

© Fidel Monk Photography 

© Fidel Monk Photography 

Melody O'Meara

Committee Chair

Shirley Hunter


Sue Darby-O'Leary

Camp Logistics

Ruth Wise

Promotions and Fundraising

Amy Young

Promotions and Fundraising

Tim Carter

Promotions and Fundraising

Kate O'Leary

Social Media & Bar Manager

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