Dedicated to building community through music, dance, art and heritage craft traditions
AlgomaTrad is dedicated to preserving and passing on traditional music, dance, arts and crafts that are part of our Canadian culture and heritage.
Every August since 2004 we have organized the week-long AlgomaTrad Family Camp that offers workshops and concerts in traditional music, dance, art, and heritage craft in an inter-generational and family-friendly environment on St. Joseph Island in Ontario (approximately 45-minutes southeast of Sault Ste. Marie).
Throughout the year our family band, The O’Schraves, performs concerts and plays for called dances.
AlgomaTrad 2016 is now open for registration
The O’Schraves are on tour in Southern Ontario from April 13 to 17, 2016, with concerts in Toronto, Waterloo, and McKellar (near Parry Sound), and a family contra dance in Avening, near Creemore, ON, and the weekend of April 29/May 1 as the house band for the Fiddlefern Spring Fling Dance weekend.
Louis-Simon Lemieux is performing and teaching at the AlgomaTrad April Québecois Square Dance and Music Weekend, April 1-3, 2016.
The Brian Pickell Band tours Southern Ontario from May 5 to 8. Concerts will occur in Paris, Dorchester, Markdale, and Toronto,
AlgomaTrad announces new development for the organization – involvement in developing a heritage arts center on the site of the old music camp with the help of new owners, Jel Coward and Rebecca Lindley, AlgomaTrad attendees since 2011.