AlgomaTrad Summer 2024 Concert Series – Tickets now on sale!

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The AlgomaTrad Summer Concert Series is back for 2024, featuring 3 groups of some of Canada’s finest traditional and folk musicians including Acadian family band La Famille LeBlanc on July 11, master bluegrass musicians Christopher Henry & Shane Cook with Darrin Schott and James McEleney on July 18, and the dynamic multi-instrumentalist Medusa Quartet  on August 8. The Series occurs at the AlgomaTrad Centre Pavilion, 1249 F&G Line, St. Joseph Island, a gorgeous and intimate timberframe outdoor concert venue.

Standard series ticket prices (+HST) are $90 General Admission, $75 Seniors, $60 Students, and $15 Children 10 & under. Tickets for the entire series of 3 concerts are now on sale at a discounted price! Use the discount code “SUMMERSERIES” to save 10% at checkout!

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 ($35 at the door), $25 Seniors ($30 at the door), $20 Students ($25 at the door) and $5 Children 10 & under (+HST). Links to ticket sales for each concert can be found below.

Please read on for more information about the AlgomaTrad Summer Series 2024!

La Famille LeBlanc – Thursday, July 11, 7:30 pm

An Acadian family band featuring multi-instrumentalists and step-dancing sisters, “La famille LeBlanc” hails from the heart of the Baie des Chaleurs in New Brunswick. Through their music, the family will take you from Poitou, France, where the Acadians originated as they arrived as refugees in the mid-18th century on the East Coast of what would become Canada , then on to Louisiana, where displaced Acadiens became Cajuns, and back to the East Coast for a true Acadian kitchen party. This family plays a variety of 19th-century tunes unknown to other Celtic nations and their repertoire is deeply rooted in Celtic and Acadian traditions. The group is made up of three sisters playing concertina, whistle and fiddle. Their mother sings some of the oldest Acadian songs and ballads known, and their father accompanies everyone with his combination of baroque, jazz and traditional piano arrangements.

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


Christopher Henry & Shane Cook with Darrin Schott & James McEleney – Thursday, July 18, 7:30 pm

Christopher Henry was immersed in music from birth and began playing the mandolin at age four. Now an award-winning musician and teacher who has appeared on stage with Billy Strings and Peter Rowan, Christopher, who teaches entirely by ear having learned that way himself himself, strives to preserve the social and creative elements of music-making. He will be joined in concert by: Canadian and US National Fiddle Champion Shane Cook; multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Darrin Schott; as well as multi-genre bass player James McEleney. This assortment of musical masters will unite forces to produce a delightful evening of tunes!

Click HERE to learn more about these amazing musicians!



Medusa – Thursday, August 8, 7:30 pm

Wielding a sound that would turn classical music scholars to stone, Saskia Tomkins, Marta Solek, Lea Kirstein and Georgia Hathaway are reimagining the Western string quartet. With their Canadian Folk Music Award (CFMA) Nominated debut album, Medusa’s dynamic arrangement style cross-pollinates the sounds of Middle Eastern, Scandinavian, Celtic, Appalachian, and Eastern European music, as well as original tunes, to create something previously unheard.

Click HERE for more information about this delightful group of musicians!