AlgomaTrad Summer 2023 Concert Series Tickets now on Sale!

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Featuring 3 groups of some of Canada’s finest traditional and folk musicians and stepdancers, including fiddling and stepdancing phenoms The Fitzgeralds on July 06, award-winning multi-instrumentalists and singers Teilhard Frost and Chris Coole on July 13, and the beautiful songwriting and all-star power of the Allison Lupton Band on August 10, the Series occurs at the AlgomaTrad Centre Pavilion, 1249 F&G Line, St. Joseph Island, an intimate and gorgeous timberframe outdoor concert venue.

Tickets for the entire series of 3 concerts are on sale at the discounted price of $80 General Admission and $65 Seniors/Students. You can pay by credit card HERE ! E-transfer payments can be made to – please make sure you specify how many tickets and what kind. Cheques can be made out to AlgomaTrad, 340 McKinnon Side Rd., Desbarats, ON P0R1E0.

Tickets for individual concerts are $30 General Admission and $25 Seniors and Students and links to those concerts can be found below.

Children 10 & under are free to all concerts.

Please read on for more information about each concert!

AlgomaTrad acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council for this Summer Concert Series.

The Fitzgeralds – Thursday, July 06, 7:30pm

The Fitzgeralds are a family group consisting of award winning fiddling and step dancing siblings Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. From just outside of Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, The Fitzgeralds have come a long way from their small town roots. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster  Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing. It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, incomparable step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart.  They were nominated for the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards for ‘Instrumental Group of the Year” and Kerry has just been nominated for a 2023 CFMA award for Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year for her release “Bitz and Beatz”.

Click HERE for more information about this incredible family of musicians.


Teilhard Frost and Chris Coole- Thursday, July 13, 7:30pm

This concert brings together two amazing Canadian multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters, who both are masters of the clawhammer banjo as well. Teilhard Frost is a folk musician specializing in ‘traditional’ fiddle tunes and song. He has a keen interest in the music of Appalachia and the roots/routes by which it came. As one third of acclaimed high stepping trio Sheesham, Lotus and ‘Son, Teilhard has toured the world, with the music as their ambassador. Toronto-based singer-songwriter Chris Coole is known as one of the bright lights of his generation on the clawhammer banjo. He’s played on over two hundred recordings, worked as a sideman/producer with Canadian song-writing master David Francey, and, is a member of the sensational neo-traditional trio The Lonesome Ace Stringband. His self-penned material has previously been featured on three solo albums – Old Dog (2010), The Tumbling River (2016), and The Old Man and the C Chord (2022) and has been covered by artists such as The Grascals, Eli West, and Jenny Whiteley.

Click HERE for more information about Teilhard and Chris and check out some of their performance videos.


Allison Lupton Band- Thursday, August 10, 7:30pm

Allison Lupton hails from the heart of rural Ontario where her love for music took root in church choirs and local sessions. From playing for community dances to soloing with orchestras, Allison has found her voice as a singer-songwriter and flutist after more than a quarter century performing in Canada and abroad. Along the way Allison has received accolades from international press as well as her peers at home winning Folk Music Ontario’s “Songs From The Heart”and multiple Canadian Folk Music Award nominations including “Traditional Singer of the Year”.

Allison’s all-star band includes some of Canada’s greatest traditional/folk musicians, including Shane Cook on fiddle, Tony McManus on guitar, Andrew Collins on mandolin, and Joseph Phillips on bass.

Click HERE for more information about this great singer and her band and check out some videos.