August 17-21 - tentative

St. Joseph Island

Ontario, Canada

2015 | 12th annual

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  • Heritage Canada
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Trillium Foundation


Family music and dance camp

Fiddle fun at AlgomaTrad

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AlgomaTrad is dedicated to preserving and passing on traditional music, dance, art, and craft that are part of our Canadian culture and heritage. Every August since 2004, we have organized a one-week camp that offers workshops and concerts in traditional music, dance, art and craft at the Algoma Music Camp site on St. Joseph Island in Ontario (not far from Sault Ste. Marie). In 2015, we are changing the venue, length of camp, and general structure for a variety of reasons…but the camp will occur! Details will be forthcoming on this website once they are finalized, and folks who subscribe to our email list will be notified as soon as we can confirm those details.

Whatever the structure it does take, The AlgomaTrad Family Camp will continue to be a community affair for families and individuals  of all ages and abilities featuring musician/artist teachers who are passionate about their music, dance or artisanry. Learn to play or perfect your skills on nearly any trad instrument, dance nightly to called dances, eat fabulous meals featuring locally grown produce, enjoy the outdoors, jam, sing along, draw and much more while making new friends that you’ll keep for life!

AlgomaTrad Trivia Night Fundraiser, April 17 + O’Schraves Concerts in Michigan, March 14, April 12

2014 AlgomaTrad Trivia Night FUN-raiser Winners

AlgomaTrad Trivia Night Fundraiser, April 17 + The O’Schraves Concerts in Petoskey, Michigan, March 14, and in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, April 12

AlgomaTrad @ CASS, Feb 10 – April 21 + Trivia Night Fundraiser Heads-up

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AlgomaTrad/The O’Schraves Present 10-week Music Lesson Program at CASS, February 10 to April 21; AlgomaTrad Algoma-&-Other-Cool-Stuff Trivia Night 2015, April 18

Important News about AlgomaTrad 2015 + Dances in Desbarats, January 2 & Chelmsford, January 9,10

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AlgomaTrad Family Dance, Friday, January 2, Desbarats, ON. Chelmsford Fiddlworks hosts a dance weekend, January 9-11, with caller Jean-Francois Berthiaume from Québec; AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2015 news.

AlgomaTrad Family Dances, Sat., Dec. 6 and Fri., Jan. 2

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AlgomaTrad Family Dances in Richards Landing, Old Town Hall, Saturday, December 6; in Desbarats, ON at the JTCC Hall; and info about Fiddleworks Music and Dance weekend January 9-11, 2015. AlgomaTrad Youth Performers at Moose Tracks Cafe, Tippy Canoe Gallery, Bruce Mines, Saturday, December 13

The O’Schraves and Brian Pickell Band Tours and much, much more

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The O’Schraves USA tour October 30-November 11; the Brian Pickell Band in Thessalon, Richards Landing, McKellar, and Toronto, November 20 to 23; Chelmsford Fiddleworks Benefit Concert with 2015 Canadian Grand Master Champion Paul Lemelin.