WUMB November Program Guide

WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

Trade Your Mid-Winter Blahs for Blues…And Folk, and More!

Don’t let the post-holiday, mid-winter doldrums get you down — revive your energy and raise your spirits at the 2018 WUMB Winter Acoustic Music Weekend!! Read More…

Get Ready for the 2018 Winter Weekend!

SAMW’s sixth annual Winter Acoustic Music Weekend will take place at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA, February 23-15, 2018. This year we have another fantastic lineup of instructors: Bob Halperin, Trina Hamlin and Stuart Kenney will join familiar faces Kate Campbell and Sloan Wainwright, along with perennial mainstays John Doerschuk and Lorraine and Bennett Hammond. Read More…

Don’t Forget — the SAMW Reunion is Set for January 7, 2018!

This is a reminder to mark your calendar for our annual mid-winter SAMW Reunion, Meetup and Jam, which will take place on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00pm at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA. Read More…

Save the Date! SAMW Reunion set for January 7, 2018

Mark your calendar!  Our annual mid-winter SAMW Reunion, Meetup and Jam will take place on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00pm at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA. Read More…

Another Great SAMW Summer!

Our Summer Acoustic Music Weeks in July and August were both full, and fantastic!  Camp Director Patty Domeniconi, Music Director Lorraine Hammond and our extraordinary line-up of instructors delivered two great weeks of music, friendship and fun at the beautiful Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.  Read More…

Live Broadcasts From SAMW Week 2!

During the week of August 13-19, Monday through Friday morning WUMB will broadcast live from “The Chapel in the Pines” at Week 2 of our Summer Acoustic Music Week folk music camp. The shows will stream live on the SAMW website at 7:30am (click on the “Listen” button at the top of the page) and then, at 1:00pm the morning show will be broadcast on WUMB-FM.  Read More…

SAMW Week 2 Starts August 13!

The second week of WUMB’s annual Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW)  adult folk camp program will take place at the beautiful Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee, August 13-19.  We have put together another amazing line-up of world-class folk musician instructors, and a wide variety of classes that truly offer something for everyone!  Read More…

Live Broadcasts from SAMW Week 1!

During the week of July 10 – 14, Monday through Friday morning WUMB will broadcast live from “The Chapel in the Pines” at Week 1 of our Summer Acoustic Music Week folk music camp. The shows will stream live on the SAMW website at 7:30am and then, at 1:00pm the morning show will be broadcast on WUMB-FM.  On each show host Lorraine Hammond will feature two of our world-class instructors, performing and discussing their current projects and their week at SAMW. We hope that you’ll join us, and either listen live on the Web in the morning or tune in for the broadcast in the afternoon. Either way, you’ll enjoy a half-hour of great music and conversation, direct from SAMW!!

It’s SAMW time!

The first week of WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week adult folk music camp gets underway on July 9, at the beautiful Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee. A faculty of world-class professional musician/instructors joins 100 folk music enthusiasts for a week of classes, workshops, jams, concerts, dances, open mikes, songs circles, friendship and much more!

Our August week still has a few spaces available, and runs August 13-19. To find out all about SAMW and to register online visit the SAMW Website, or call WUMB at 617-287-6915.

A Word (or two) from Bennett Hammond….

Have you seen the line-up for this season’s Summer Acoustic Music Weeks? I mean…!  And even so, it may astonish you to learn, some openings for July’s Week One are available. I assume you have your reservation already, but perhaps you know of someone who could use a week of total immersion, up close and personal, with artists and teachers who truly represent American folk-and-acoustic music. It’s a lot to live up to, yes. But you know SAMW: these people can do it. Read More…