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Staff

James Stephens

James Stephens is a fiddler and multi-instrumentalist teaching at AlgomaTrad 2019.

Patrick O’Gorman

Patrick O’Gorman is a piper and flute player and is co-founder and co-artistic director of AlgomaTrad:The Algoma Traditional Music and Dance Group.

Shane Cook

Shane Cook is a Canadian and U.S. Champion fiddler teaching at AlgomaTrad 2012.

Béatrix Méthé

Béatrix Méthé

Béatrix Méthé is 15 years old and lives in Ste-Béatrix, Québec. The daughter of musicians Claude Méthé and Dana Whittle, she began to play the violin at the age of nine, in third grade. At school, she studied classical music; she was also a member of the acclaimed Orchestre des Jeunes de Joliette (Joliette Youth […]

Colin Savoie-Levac

Colin Savoie-Levac

Colin Savoie-Levac is 17 years old and a native of Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Québec. Born into a musical family, he has long been a singer of traditional songs and began to play the mandolin at the age of 12. Not long after, he added tenor banjo, guitar and foot percussion to his talents and began studying traditional […]

Denise Levac

Denise Levac

Denise Levac has been steeped in trad music for more than 25 years. A classically trained flutist, she discovered the Lanaudière (Québec region) trad scene in the early 1980s as a friend and fan of groups that include La Bottine Souriante, La Guignolée, Turlure and other. A member of the popular trad group Manigance (Normand […]

Dana Whittle

Dana Whittle

Born and raised in New England, Dana Whittle, singer-song-and-reel-writer, guitarist, “podorythmiste” (foot-tapper), accordionist and immigrante réçue residing in Ste-Béatrix, Québec, offers music lovers a taste of the unique cultural mélange of her New England folk roots and her experience as an American transplanted to Québec. Her interpretations of traditional songs and original compositions are heavily […]

Claude Méthé

Claude Méthé

Born in Québec City, fiddler-singer-guitarist Claude Méthé has been a part of the traditional music world in Québec for more than thirty years.A self-taught fiddler, his style reflects most particularly the eighteen years he lived in the region of Lotbinière, Québec, on the south side of the St-Lawrence river not far from Québec City. Today, […]

Kimberley Holmes

Kimberley Holmes is a piano accompanist and fiddler player who will be teaching piano at AlgomaTrad 2017

Julie Schryer

Julie Schryer is a founder and co-Artistic Director of AlgomaTrad: Algoma Traditional Music and Dance Group.