AlgomaTrad

AlgomaTrad is a registered charity dedicated to building community through the celebration, sharing, and learning of traditional music, dance, arts, and heritage craft

Fiddle fun at AlgomaTrad

Since 2004, AlgomaTrad  has produced over 300 programs and events, including community dances, concerts, workshops, festivals, and its annual Family Camp, while hosting over 200 nationally and internationally renowned performers, artists, and mentors. We are currently developing the year-round, environmentally-sustainable AlgomaTrad Centre on St. Joseph Island.

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AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2022 now open for registration!

The 19th Annual Algoma Traditional Music, Dance, and Heritage Arts Family Camp (AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2022) is now open for registration. The camp runs from Monday evening, August 08 to Sunday morning, August 14.  Register Now or find out more About Camp.

AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2022 features an exciting cast of great Canadian musicians and artists , including:

  • Alanna Jenish – 2020 Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards Fiddle Player of the Year, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin), and Old-time Canadian stepdancer ;
  • Adrianna Ciccone – fiddler, Old-time Canadian stepdancer and 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards Instrumental Artist of the Year;
  • Hannah Naiman – caller, multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, guitar, clawhammer banjo), award-winning children’s performer, and 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards Traditional Singer of the Year ;
  • James Stephens – multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, viola, bass, guitar, mandolin), award-winning producer/engineer, and arranger;
  • Nathan Smith – singer-songwriter and fiddler and member of the Barrel Boys and Vinta;
  • Emilyn Stam – pianist, fiddler, and accordion player and member of Vinta, Emilyn is well-known to AlgomaTrad campers as a superb instructor;
  • Spencer Murray – Highland and Uilleann piper and award-winning Irish flute player;
  • John David Williams – world music clarinetist and diatonic accordionist and member of Vinta;
  • Alan Mackie – bass player and old-time fiddler and member of Vinta;
  • Lea Kirstein – multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, viola, and cello), educator, concert presenter, and Artistic Director of World on a String;
  • Shifra Cooper – choir leader and children’s programming facilitator;
  • Steáfán Hannigan – Irish musician, author, composer, audio engineer, musicologist, theatre technical director, and instrument maker.
  • Andre Lemieux and Sean Donnelly – professional dry stone wallers (Dry Stone Wall Association of Great Britain certified) and heritage stone masons ;
  • Denis Frechette – our resident blacksmith; and more.

We are confirming other artists and musicians at this time, so make sure you continue to check the complete AlgomaTrad 2022 staff bios and photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AlgomaTrad news

29 April 2022 / Read more

AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2022 now open for registration!

The 19th Annual Algoma Traditional Music, Dance, and Heritage Arts Family Camp (AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2022) is now open for registration. The camp runs from Monday evening, August 08 to Sunday morning, August 14.  Register Now or find out more About Camp. AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2022 features an exciting cast of great Canadian musicians and […]

4 May 2022 / Read more

AlgomaTrad Summer Employment Opportunity 2022

AlgomaTrad is offering two summer employment opportunities.

3 April 2022 / Read more

AlgomaTrad presents May Concerts with Vinta and Jane & Kyle

AlgomaTrad presents young tradition groups Vinta on Saturday, May 07, Richards Landing, and May 09, Blind River, and Jane & Kyle on Monday, May 16, AlgomaTrad Centre, and May 17, Blind River.

21 March 2022 / Read more

Trivia Night FUNdraiser, Saturday, April 23, 7pm

AlgomaTrad’s Spring 2022 Online Trivia Night FUNdraiser, Saturday, April 23, 7pm.

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