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 Music & Dance Camp that offers workshops and concerts in traditional music, dance, art and 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.
In 2015, the annual AlgomaTrad Family Music & Dance Camp will be held in the delightful village of Richards Landing, and there will be the usual busy schedule of classes in music, dance, art and craft for all ages and all levels. Classes will be held on the lovely Centennial Grounds, in the local school and in the beautiful Old Town Hall. The Gathering, lunch, dances and concerts will occur in the Legion Hall across from the Centennial Grounds. Read the full post for more details and be sure to click on Camp above to register and get the full scoop!
Brian Pickell Band tours Ontario from May 21 to 31. Concerts will occur in Paris, Barrie, Beamsville, Markdale, Toronto, Wolfe Island (near Kingston), Ottawa, and Deep River.
The O’Schraves perform at The Stories in the North event, Saturday, April 25 in Thessalon; AlgomaTrad Family Dance, May 2 in Richards Landing; AlgomaTrad@CASS wrap-up; upcoming Just Passing Through concerts in Rishards Landing: CASS hosts fundraiser for Vimy Foundation, April 25; The O’Schraves play the Toronto Country Dancers Double Dance, May 9.
April News from AlgomaTrad and The O’Schraves: Les Poules À Colin and Katie Avery in CBC Searchlight Contest; The O’Schraves in Concert, Central United Methodist Church, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Sunday, April 12; AlgomaTrad Trivia Fundraiser, Friday, April 17; AlgomaTrad Family Dance, May and 2, 2015; update on the AlgomaTrad 2015 Camp; heads up on May concerts and dances in Southern Ontario for The O’Schraves and the Brian Pickell Band.
AlgomaTrad Trivia Night Fundraiser, April 17 + The O’Schraves Concerts in Petoskey, Michigan, March 14, and in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, April 12