Our Dublin rock camps are summer camps modeled on the global Girls Rock Camp programme structure and ethos. Over the week the girls* get to form a band, write a song, learn how to play it and ultimately perform on a stage in front of friends and family. Yes, all in one week! Musical experience is not required.
Campers get instrument coaching (vocals, guitar, bass, synth, drums) and attend collaborative workshops on relevant topics such as stage set-up; performance; positive self-image reinforcement; women in music history etc.
Run by an all-woman* team, coaches and volunteers include musicians active in the local independent music scene.
Coaches at our 2017 camp included MayKay (Fight Like Apes, Le Galaxie), Niamh Farrell (Ham Sandwich), Naomi MacLeod (Bitch Falcon), Cathy Ahearne (Fierce Mild, Elm), Rossella Bottone (Fierce Mild), Miriam Donohue, Ewa Gigon, Aileen Wallace (Lōwli), Naoise Roo, Maija Sofia, Karen Hammond (Old Moon), Aoife Hammond (Old Moon, Extravision, Surge), Shannon O’Neill (Sister Ghost), Katie O’Neill (Alien She).
Camp guest artists Wyvern Lingo, Soak, Soulé and Hvmminbyrd performed and held Q&A sessions.
Our camps are sponsored by MusicMaker, Sound Training College, Some Neck Guitars and Full Aeon.
Our next camp will be held at the end of June 2018. Exact dates and further details will be disclosed in January. To receive a notification please email us at email@example.com
Dublin city centre.
Full week fee: €300 – includes all tuition, workshops, lunch, instruments and rehearsal facilities. Installment options available.
The June camp will be for 12-17 year olds who self-identify as women (trans* and cis) or gender non-binary. We’ll run more camps and events for different age groups in the future, so stay tuned if you’re not in the 12-17 y.o. bracket!
Inclusiveness is one of the core values of Girls Rock, so we’ll make sure that applicants from underrepresented minority groups such as those from low income or ethnic backgrounds, queer, LGBT and/or with a disability, will have the chance to participate in the programme. Two scholarships will be granted to applicants with low income.
With a lot of help & support! Camps can’t happen without the generous input of dedicated volunteers and sponsors. Read more about how you can get involved. For more info read our FAQ: http://www.girlsrockdublin.com/about/frequently-asked-questions/
In the words of Divinity Roxx, MC, producer and bass player who toured with Beyoncé, Erika Badu and other legends:
“We need an organisation like Girls Rock. They’re popping up all around the world ’cause little girls need to know that they can be on stage and rock, and that the industry is missing your voice. Do you have something to say? Pick up and instrument, start writing these songs so the world can hear what you have to say, ’cause what you have to say matters”.
Through the camps, Girls Rock strives to empower young women to make a positive expression of their innate talents in a safe and inclusive space and build their self-esteem, and ultimately aims to create a more gender balanced music scene.
*Girls & Women
Our camps are for, and primarily run by, people who self-identify as women (trans and cis) or gender non-binary. But we value inclusiveness, so if you would like to be involved & share our passion for diversity & music, however you identify, please get in touch!