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Campfire Songbook

Interactive songbook application for campfire events.

It allows creating multiple sessions as a host or join existing ones. The host can choose and select a song which will be updated immediately on a joined user’s screen. App solves most common issues:

  • What are the chords for the song?
  • What is the lyrics of the song?
  • Which song is playing now?
  • What songs are available in the songbook?

Project is hosted as a public repository on GitHub


  • Lightweight and mobile friendly
  • Filtering and sorting songs by author or title
  • Chord diagrams for guitar and ukulele
  • Searching and saving songs from the Internet
  • Song lyrics editor
  • Play selected song on YouTube
  • Share url to current session as guest
  • Password protected session as host
  • Multilingual support
  • Changeable font size
  • Built in database with stored songs


Tech stack




Caddy 2 is a powerful, enterprise-ready, open source web server with automatic HTTPS written in Go. It uses Let’s Encrypt certificate and allows easily configure server with one simple file.

Caddyfile: {
        encode gzip zstd
        reverse_proxy /api/* localhost:8090
        reverse_proxy /ws/* localhost:8090
        root * /var/www/html
        @notAPI {
                not {
                        path /api/*
                file {
                        try_files {path} {path}/ /index.html
        rewrite @notAPI {http.matchers.file.relative}