Whats the Jamboree all about?

Well we get in touch with all bands who have played Schtumm over the last few years and invite them down to a secret magical rehearsal space and get them to create a special party for you.


How does it work?


The rules are simple.

  • Create a party for the village.
  • We need 2 x 45 Minute sets celebrating life, Xmas, the Winter Solstice and the year ahead.
  • No playing with your own band,
  • No old songs rehashed.
  • Get writing,
  • Get collaborating,
  • Start playing and meeting new musicians.
  • Have fun and put on a good show.
  • Last and most important rule – please leave your ego’s at the door.

(In practice……. 3 days to write 90 minutes of music and to rehearse it, learn it and play out live with musicians you only met 3 days before is one heck of a challenge and big respect to the artists who actually pick up the gauntlet)

We have no money to do this so the musos give up their time, the technicians and camera people and a few villagers give up their time. Some people take leave from work to get involved. There are also a few wild cards that have been given out to bands that will play Schtumm… next year and some other musicians that the Schtumm…. musicians have met on their travels. This is community action, some people are traveling from France, Israel, and further afield – the participants give a lot.

Their pay-off is new connections, new songs, new ways of doing old things, responding to intense pressure and a new camaraderie. They leave Schtumm…. fired up for the new year. That’s the only reward. Schtumm finances the rental of the spaces and the equipment, all the crew work on a voluntary basis and over the last few years have done a brilliant job.

It is  be streamed so your friends can see the show on the web.


Have a look at what we’ve done in previous years…