All young people between 15 and 25 years of age are welcome at ROD. It doesn't matter if you've never played folk music before, or if you've played your whole life.
You don't have to know anything — you just need the desire to learn the world of folk music! Read more about what's ROD.
ROD2015 costs 1.150,00 DKK (approximately 183$, 154€ or 121£.) The price is 1.250,00 DKK if you also order a t‑shirt. Read more about payment.
Regardless of the price, plan to take some danish change with you, to be able to buy drinks & snacks. Pricing of the drinks and beer at ROD is extremely reasonable, usually varying between 5 and 20 DKK. You cannot pay with credit cards at ROD, but there is an ATM in the vicinity and it does accept VISA/MasterCard.
ROD begins on Saturday the 28th of March at 14:00. It's important that you arrive on time.
The event ends on Friday the 3rd of April around 14:00.
ROD2015 will be taking place at Skolen på Grundtvigsvej, Grundtvigsvej 12, 4500 Nykøbing Sjælland - see google maps here.
Can I come as a guest?
Yes, you are welcome as a guest, but not during Saturday. It costs 200,00 DKK for a day of stay at our event, and you can stay at most 2 days. The price covers meals and the fee we have to pay to the school. You also have to contact us at least a day before your arrival.
What do I get?
- The band and the big-band with teaching and supervision of this years instructors
- Many interesting workshops throughout the week
- Concert with this years surprise-band — former bands include names such as Valravn, Virelai, Instinkt, Tako Lako and Mames Babegenush
- Food and accommodation for 6 days (bring your own sleeping gear)
- A digital recording of the final ROD-concert, where we perform all the things we learn during the seminar
- Sheet music, with all of the music we learn during the seminar
- You will become a part of a great network and family of young folk musicians from all over the world (although, to be fair, mostly from Denmark)
- Opportunity to participate and perform at several folk festivals in Denmark throughout 2015
Volunteer at ROD
At ROD you can either be a volunteer as a “nusser” or as a kitchen volunteer. If all goes to plan, the kitchen volunteers will have the opportunity to get a bar shift and a day off. We expect that nussers, besides their normal shifts will lend a hand in the kitchen once or twice.
We have budgeted with significantly more volunteers than in previous years, therefore we are sure that it will be an amazing experience to be a volunteer at ROD2015. As a volunteer you get ROD (room and board) for free.
A nusser is a person whose main role is to help the working group to get all the practicalities of the event to run smoothly and to make sure that the participants - especially first-time participants - are doing well. Because of this, one must have “ROD-seniority” to be a nusser - have at least been on ROD once before and preferably be a little on the olders side in the ROD-age.
Almost anyone can be a kitchen volunteer. It only requires that one likes to help out in a kitchen with high spirits and cooking for ~ 250 people. You can expect to help with the preparation of two of the day’s three meals, as determined by a roster so you know when you are free.
You can volunteer in the kitchen regardless of age (parents welcom), your musicality (you don’t have to play instrument/dance/etc), your language (all languages are cool) or your kitchen skills. As long as you commit and can sleep in a classroom. The chef this year named Tina - she is lovely and makes eminent food. See her brief presentation of herself to ROD’s advent calendar here.
Please, only register if you are sure that you can and will come, because it is difficult for us if you sign off again. If you have any volunteer-related questions, don’t hesitate to, contact Rune.