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Staff

Eli Howard

Eli Howard is an instructor and performer at AlgomaTrad 2019.

Ruth Howard

Ruth Howard is an instructor at AlgomaTrad 2019.

Karen Light

Karen started playing Irish traditional music when she discovered Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann in 1978 and over the years learned from all the great Toronto players as well as the late and wonderful pipe-maker/whistle player Chris Langan.  In 1981, she went to Ireland to study the whistle with Mary Bergin at the Willie Clancy School. In […]

Martha Cooper

Martha Cooper is a caller and traditional musician instructing/performing at AlgomaTrad 2019

Brian Pickell

Brian Pickell is an insructor/performer at AlgomaTrad 2015.

Myriam Lefebvre

Myriam grew up in the world of traditional music. As part of the Schryer family, she has been immersed in the fiddle and step dancing scene throughout her life. Traveling on tour with her mother, Julie Schryer, she partook in many workshops, some of which included Irish step dancing, Irish set dancing, and Ottawa Valley […]

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 […]