Well worth the travel time and money spent – I learned more about why Irish music sounds the way it does in three days than I ever knew before. Now I have a ‘gold standard’ to use as I develop my own performing skills with that style of music.
Overall, I think the retreat was great. It truly is a 'retreat', i.e., you get a chance to get away from it all for a good solid weekend and enjoy learning new things, meeting new people, and having a great time. Good job to the organizers and the people that put the effort into this thing. Keep it up!