The Wharf

Bluegrass Weekend


'omne bono est' - mint



Wharf Bluegrass Weekend 2016

WEEKEND - May 20th, 21st and 22nd 2016


Shrawley, Worcester



Good food, good beer, good facilities,

concert room for Friday and Saturday night concerts

and still free mooring!


STILL sunshine guaranteed or your money back!

(terms and conditions apply)


all for £23!


Workshops now Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

We are delighted to introduce the Wernick Method to Wharf Bluegrass.

This is an effective way to improve jamming skills from the legendary

Peter Wernick of the even more legendary Hot Rize

and well known bluegrass tutor.

The Wernick Method sessions will be run by Joff Lowson who will be well known to many of us. The Friday and Saturday sessions are included in the ticket price. Joff will be doing an extra 3 hour session on Sunday for which the charge will be £10 per person.

See these links for more on Joff and the Wernick Method.



4 - 6pm

Wernick Method jamming session - Joff Lowson

An opportunity to develop your skills at playing with other people. Players of all bluegrass instruments are welcome

at any level of ability. You will gain confidence playing with other people and receive help and guidance how to join in. If you wish, you can develop the skills to lead songs and play solos - it's easier than you think!


7.30pm Concert



10 - 11am

Total beginners mandolin - Chrys Hendi-Warner

A chance to play at a slower pace and enjoy learning new tunes.


Guitar workshop - Joff Lowson

The bass note/strum is fundamental to both Old-Time and Bluegrass rhythm guitar. In this workshop Joff will go over the basic technique and also talk about Carter-style lead playing.


11 - 12noon

Mandolin workshop - Joff Lowson

Finding melodies by ear


Bluegrass banjo workshop - Martin Blake

No introduction necessary...


2 - 3pm

Old Time banjo workshop - Joff Lowson

Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley played 2 finger style for many years before developing their 3 finger styles. In this session Joff will explore the 2 finger Thumb Lead banjo style. 3 finger players also welcome!


3 - 5pm

Wernick Method jamming session - Joff Lowson


7.30pm Concert



10am - 1pm

Wernick Method jamming session - Joff Lowson

£10 per person

(Friday and Saturday sessions included in ticket price)


  • On the Banks of the River Severn
  • Grass and hardstanding for camping and caravans
  • Extra camping area for those who require more space/quiet
  • Excellent food
  • Outdoor and indoor seating
  • Workshops and concerts
  • Dogs welcome!


  • Still some en-suite double bedrooms available at a reduced rate

Please book through Wharf Bluegrass

as soon as possible (NOT The Lenchford)

by 'phone 07807358504

or email


Please talk to us at Wharf Bluegrass if arriving

before lunchtime Thursday

as camping needs to be managed!


No need to book - pay on the gate as usual.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Contact as before;

  • email
  • 'phone 07807358504