Where will you be staying and rehearsing during Ethno Catalonia (7-17 July)?
You will spend the first 6 days music camp in the scenic Mediterranean town of Banyoles (Catalonia/Spain), a picturesque place with a bustling nucleus, right during the main local festival which we will join too. It close to a beautiful swimming lake, and you will take part in jam sessions, individual/group concerts from Ethno participants, local excursions, a dance night, as well as workshops in local music (Flamenco etc.) and other leisure activities, each afternoon/evening will bring you a new experience.
Venue: our daily workshops/rehearsals will be conducted by our professional Artistic Leaders, at the most buzzing venue in the region, the Ateneu de Banyoles. It is located at the central square (address: Plaça Major, 40), with sunny rehearsal rooms and a great concert hall. It will become the lab where the Ethno group will immerse to prepare the final repertoire for the concert tour taking place in the last 4 days. It also host a bar with live music where Ethno participants will hang out, jam, and play individual/group concerts.
Accommodation: also located right downtown, a few steps from the venue, participants will stay at the comfortable local hostel (Banyoles Youth Hostel), with all meals included. It is located at a historical local house completely refurbished.
Tour facilities: during the last 4-day tour (13-16 July), we will travel by bus around the Barcelona region to perform at some international music festivals, with accommodation and full-board included. We will also have some free-time the day after our first concert in Barcelona.
Location & Transportation info: Banyoles is a town of 19.000 inhabitants in the Pla de l'Estany region, in the north-east of Catalonia, 22 km from Girona, 120 km from Barcelona and 90 km from Perpignan (France). There are excellent road links to France and Barcelona, as well as in both Girona and Barcelona. The train station at Girona has high-speed connections as well as local ones. There is also direct bus linking Banyoles and Barcelona centre (1h 20m).
Ethno Catalonia location on Google maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/iKzci3SBwHQ2