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15 December 2011

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January 2012 Dances and Concerts

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.
AlgomaTrad is continuing its “AlgomaTrad Presents” series at the end of January with two of Canada’s most amazing young traditional musicians. Shane Cook and Troy McGillivray won the East Coast Music Award for Instrumental Recording of the Year in 2009 for their duet recording “When Here Meets There”.

North Atlantic Drift poster
9 November 2011 / Read more

“AlgomaTrad Presents” Venues Set for North Atlantic Drift, November 25, 26

ALGOMATRAD is excited to announce two Algoma area concerts by a trio of Celtic instrumental wizards at the end of November. Cape Breton fiddler Dan MacDonald, who taught at the AlgomaTrad Camp in ’08 and ’09, is returning to the region to perform with his new group, North Atlantic Drift. North Atlantic Drift, made up of piper Ross Griffiths and tenor banjo/guitar maestro Brian Taheny as well as MacDonald, has just released a self-titled CD. Together they are an entire Celtic orchestra in a trio. In one sitting you’ll hear Cape Breton fiddle, Sligo fiddle, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, Irish Uilleann pipes, Scottish Highland and Lowland pipes, whistles and bodhran. Along with this impressive display of multi-instrumental talent is the striking blend of the separate traditions at work from players with deep roots in those traditions.

Dan MacDonald
11 October 2011 / Read more

AlgomaTrad Fall 2011 Dances and Concerts

An AlgomaTrad Dance will be held at the Bruce Station Hall, on Saturday, November 5th. AlgomaTrad is excited to announce two area concerts by North Atlantic Drift, a group made up of Dan MacDonald, Brian Taheny, and Ross Griffiths.

Green, unroasted, fair trade coffee beans
11 October 2011 / Read more

An October visit to St. Joseph Island Coffee Roasters

A brief tour of the one and only St. Joseph Island Coffee Roasters, located at the Outlook (end of the A line) on St. Joseph Island (or course!), escorted by local guide Aine Schryer-O’Gorman. St. Joseph Island Coffee Roasters sells freshly roasted, fair trade and organic coffee beans.

Awaiting the final concert
6 August 2011 / Read more

AlgomaTrad 8th annual camp dates announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AlgomaTrad 2011 camp dates : August 13-20 August 5, 2011 / St. Joseph Island, ON  – AlgomaTrad ( is ready to stage its 8th annual Traditional Music and Dance Family Camp at the Algoma Music Camp on the F&G Line, St. Joseph Island from Saturday, August 13 to Saturday, August 20.  There […]

29 July 2011 / Read more

Richards Landing Parade July 29

AlgomaTrad is going to be in the Richards Landing parade tonight at: 7PM!!!  The canoe will be at the fairgrounds…and raffle tickets will be available! Also the O’Schraves and friends will be playing at 9:15 on the  beautiful new stage!!! Below are pictures of our float(with piano) for the Desbarats Community Parade on July 9….with […]

17 May 2011 / Read more

AlgomaTrad Fundraiser June 3rd & 4th

The Algoma Traditional Music and Dance Group is staging a fundraiser for its educational programmes with a 2-day music, dance, and silent auction extravaganza, June 3 and 4, at the Hilton Beach Community Hall.

Pat O'Gorman and Julie Schryer
6 March 2011 / Read more

Practicing for the 8th annual AlgomaTrad music and dance camp!

AlgomaTrad is madly preparing for the 8th edition of its Traditional Music and Dance Family Camp from Saturday, August 13 to Saturday, August 20. There will be yet another great staff comprised of musicians, dancers, and artists from different parts of Ontario, Québec, and the United States – we’ll be announcing this year’s team shortly […]

Stay up early
22 February 2011 / Read more

A brand new website!

What do you do when it’s winter, driving is not fun and you’ve played one too many reels (well, not really…)? You make a new website in time for this year’s camp! The O’Schraves visited the O’Méthé-Whittles in Sainte-Béatrix, Québec where in addition to playing LOTS of music, they ate LOTS of food and did […]