Performance

One goal of Stick Camp Canada is to have a performance every day, including the Sunday Farmer’s Market on Gabriola Island.  Everyone is welcome to play a couple of tunes.

Below are some recent performance highlights.

Stick Camp Canada 2019

Stick Camp Canada 2018

Visiting Hang player Bob Culbertson sits in with a Stick Trio

Dirseus Hache leads his group’s performance at the Surf Lodge, 2018.

Japhlet Bire Attias leads his first group performance at the Surf Lodge, Gabriola Island.

Can I Play?

Absolutely! Everyone is encouraged to perform.  And if you have never had a live Chapman Stick performance before – no problem!  One of the advantages of working in groups is to be able to perform with a group – a much less daunting task than solo performance, especially if it is other Stick players helping out.

 
 

White Hart Pub, Gabriola Island 2005

 

Skol Pub, Gabriola Island 2011

Composition

Our very first island retreat, on nearby Salt Spring Island in 2003, was special not just for the hexagonal, straw bale and adobe lodgings, or the on-site, free-range chickens, who were kind enough to lay enough eggs for our breakfast each morning, but also that, at our Sunday evening concert, next to the giant quartz crystal, half of the music performed had been composed that weekend, mostly with the help of Stickmaster Greg Howard.

 
 

Our first island retreat to Salt Spring Island in 2003.