Concert, Dance, Workshops w/ Hannah Naiman and Nathan Smith, April 12-14, 2024

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AlgomaTrad is pleased to present a weekend of music, dance, and in-person workshops with Hannah Naiman and Nathan Smith, award-winning Canadian traditional musicians and singers who have each recently been nominated for a 2024 Canadian Folk Music Award. Hannah, 2017 CFMA Traditional Singer of the Year and accomplished clawhammer banjo player, is also a renowned dance caller and children’s performer who has been featured at the AlgomaTrad Family Camp and several AlgomaTrad community dances. A triple threat fiddler/singer/songwriter, Nathan has also been featured at the AlgomaTrad Family Camp with the amazing international folk quartet Vinta and at last year’s sold out bluegrass show by The Barrel Boys.

The weekend kicks off with a house concert on Friday, April 12, 7:30pm in the Desbarats area (location indicated at time of ticket purchase). Seats are limited to 40! Purchase them HERE.

Saturday, April 13, 10:30 – 11:30am, at the Hilton Beach Community Hall in Hilton Beach, ON, begins with a special Family/children’s Singing and Dancing event with Hannah and Nathan. By Donation.

Several workshops and events occur on Saturday, April 13 at the Hilton Beach Community Hall. Register for workshops HERE. Suggested donations for each workshop is $20 and can be paid at the workshop by cash, credit, or cheque.

  • 1-2pm – Advanced Beginner/Novice Fiddle Workshop
  • 1:30-2:30pm – Contra Caller workshop – all levels (Dancers welcome!)
  • 2:15-3:15pm – Intermediate Fiddle Workshop

Contra/Square Dance, Saturday, April 13, 8pm. (Beginner dancer workshop at 7:30). Hilton Beach Community Hall. Entry fee $15 Adults, $10 students or pay what you can.

On Sunday, April 14, Hannah and Nathan will be offering workshops at a location TBA near Desbarats, ON. Registration can be found HERE.

  • 10:3oam-noon – Harmony Singing w/ Nathan
  • 10:30-11:30am – Beginner/Novice Clawhammer Banjo w/ Hannah

Here’s a great little video made in December 2022 when Hannah and Nathan were in town celebrating Hannah’s most recent release “The Wheels Won’t Go“.

This weekend event is partially funded by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.