January 2012 Dances and Concerts

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Hi, All and Season’s Greetings!

We wanted to let you know about 2 AlgomaTrad Dance opportunities to get your year started right.  On Friday, January 6, 2012, beginning at 7:30pm, The O’Schraves and Dan Gorno (with some of our AlgomaTrad students) will be at the Legion Hall in Richards Landing for the FIRST DANCE OF THE YEAR, and on Saturday, January 7, 2012, 7:30pm, we’ll do it all again at the Moose Lodge Hall in Sault Ste Marie, 543 Trunk Rd. Admission is $10, $5students, under 10/free. Live music and a lively caller coming to a place not far from where you live, what more can you ask for!








AlgomaTrad is continuing its “AlgomaTrad Presents” series at the end of January with two amazing young Canadian traditional musicians.  Shane Cook and Troy MacGillivray won the East Coast Music Award for Instrumental Recording of the Year in 2009 for their duet recording “When Here Meets There”.   Shane and Troy will be appearing at 2 area venues: on Friday, January 27th in Sault Ste Marie, 8PM, at the Shingwauk Hall, Algoma U, and down the line at the Central Algoma Secondary School, Desbarats, on Saturday, January 28th, 8pm. Tickets are $20/person, $15/students and seniors, $10/12 and under.  Tickets available at or by calling 782 4311.

Shane Cook ( is a 3-time Canadian Grand Master, 3-time Canadian Open, and U.S. Open Fiddle Champion and stars with the international touring violin ensemble  “Bowfire”.  He has performed in the Algoma region with The Brian Pickell Band and as a staff member at the AlgomaTrad Family Camp.

Troy MacGillivray ( grew up in the hot bed of traditional music that is Nova Scotia, surrounded by a family of musicians and beginning to learn to play fiddle and piano and to stepdance at 6 years of age.  He has put out 5 recordings, including the 2008 East Coast Music award-winning CD “Live at the Music Room”.  He also showcased at at the Celtic Connection Festival in Scotland, the Celtic Colours International Festival in Cape Breton, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the Barbados Celtic Festival and the Edinburgh Fiddle Festival.

“Individually, these two fiddlers are virtuosic musicians and dynamic performers; together, stimulating and feeding off of each other … they are inspirational.” (Dr. Sherry Johnson – York University, Toronto)