Frequently Asked Questions
There are no shops in St Albans Village – this is one of the lovely things about the village, so do come prepared with all that you might need including medications and other health needs.
There is no mobile reception in St Albans Village
There is a public phone booth in the village and a TELSTRA WIRELESS hotspot
Follow the instructions and you cannot go wrong. Remember there is no mobile phone coverage in the valley – there is a phone box in the village near the pub and our phone number is 45682115 if you are lost
If you are using a GPS then it is wise to put in Wisemans Ferry first and make sure it takes you via Glenorie – if it wants to take you on the F3 then choose an alternative that will go via Glenorie - Once at Wisemans ferry put in St Albans as your destination and ensure you take St Albans Road as Settlers Road is mainly dirt General navigation From Glenorie proceed through Canoelands, Forest Glen and Maroota then on to Wisemans Ferry.
From Dural it is a direct run of 38 km to Wiseman's Ferry. Look for the St Albans sign as you exit the last hairpin bend coming down the hill in to Wisemans. Cross the Hawkesbury River on the "Webb Creek" car ferry, drive off and head up veering right on St Albans Road and exactly 21 km later you will arrive at the St Albans village by crossing the ancient timber bridge The Court House sits high above looking over the valley
We would expect that you can read music and would be comfortable at around grade 3 and above
However we do want this workshop to be a learning experience for all so if you would like an open string part, please let us know at StAlbansStringsWorkshop@gmail.com
- Down load the music from the drop box link which will be provided to you once you have paid your attendance fee
- Either print it or down load to your E reader
- Bring a music stand and water bottle with you to all practices – purchase enough water for your needs for the weekend
- Consider bringing your own breakfast unless your accommodation supplies this
- Concert blacks for our Sunday performance
Entry cancellations can be made up until two weeks before the event. For refund and cancellation procedures click here
If you live in the Sydney metro area you can drive up on the morning of the workshop but you will have to allow at least 2 hours to get to St. Albans. Also, you need to factor in and allow additional time as the main route in goes via the Webbs Creek or Wisemans Ferry. Depending on your arrival there might be a delay at the ferry.
Instead, why not make it a a two-day trip by camping overnight in St Albans. There is ample camping space for all musicians and a festive atmosphere around town on Friday and Saturday night. Perhaps a musician or two might be inspired to bring out their fiddle
Please see the accommodation details on the Accommodation Page.
We do not post out any information, merchandise or items related to the workshop. To ensure all players receive the necessary information, we will communicate with you via the event website and your registered email address. Two weeks before the Workshop start day, we will release a Music Program document on the event website, containing all the information you need for the workshop weekend. You will be made aware of this document via email.
Please fill out the registration form and email to us, or complete the online registration form on the website and then transfer your workshop fee to the NOT FOR PROFIT account BSB 062-770 Account Number 10175244 and send a copy of this receipt to StAlbansStringsWorkshop@gmail.com
There is limited parking at all venues so please park on the street unless your have limited mobility
We will have tea and coffee fruit and biscuits available at our workshop venue.
You can purchase lunch on Saturday and picnic cheese selection for Sunday.
We will make a booking at the Settlers Arms Fernery for Saturday night, it's a set dinner.
Please advise us if you would like to attend and if you have any food restrictions.