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L’équipe du camp de cette année!

Brian Pickell

Brian ( has been playing and composing traditional music for over twenty-five years. In the 1970’s, he was a founding member of the Humber River Valley Boys, a Toronto-based bluegrass band. The band toured extensively throughout Canada, played most of the major Folk and Bluegrass festivals, and produced three albums. In the early 1980’s, due […]

Shane Cook

A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. Noted by The Canadian Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame as one of the “finest fiddlers in the world today,” Shane has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition. He also enjoys playing and arranging everything […]

Anne Lederman

Anne Lederman ( is a fiddler/singer/composer rooted in several Canadian musical traditions, old and new – Métis and French-Canadian, Scottish, Irish and Old-Time Canadian, Eastern European and African. She has been a mainstay of Canadian traditional music since the 70s, recording 6 of her own recordings and performing and recording with numerous other traditional musicians, […]

Dan MacDonald

Originally from Ironville, Cape Breton, Dan MacDonald began playing the fiddle at a young age, under the instruction of his father, Lloyd MacDonald, himself a well-known and respected Cape Breton fiddler. His early immersion in the strong musical culture of Cape Breton Island informs his now diverse musical voice, which has grown in strength and […]

Jane Cory

Jane Cory was first introduced to fiddle music through a Suzuki violin workshop, and she has gone on to explore numerous styles such as Old Time, Celtic, French Canadian, Métis, Ottawa Valley, Jazz and Bluegrass. She has competed and judged at many prestigious competitions across the country, and has performed at countless concerts, festivals, events […]

Áine Schryer-O’Gorman

Áine Schryer-O’Gorman has been playing fiddle for 16 years, learning music while touring and playing for dances with their family; being surrounded by the magic of their parents’ (Julie Schryer and Pat O’Gorman) music camp AlgomaTrad; and being influenced by many exceptional and generous musicians including their brother Benoît, uncles Raymond, Louis, Pierre, and Dan, […]

Ruby John

Ruby John is a Traditional Fiddler from Northern Michigan and a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa Chippewa Indians.  Ruby has learned fiddling in a traditional way by ear, through listening to experienced fiddlers while attending OFMA Jamborees (Old-Time Michigan Fiddlers Association), Algomatrad Traditional Music and Dance camp (St. Joseph Island ON), Elder […]

Joseph Phillips

Born in Toronto, Joe Phillips has carved out a career as one of Canada’s most versatile double bassists. Currently playing with Art of Time Ensemble, The London Symphonia, Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project and Payadora Tango Ensemble, he has also played and recorded both bass and guitar with Pierre Schryer, Shane Cook, Nuala Kennedy, Sarah Slean, […]

Darrin Schott

Darrin received a mandolin for his 11th birthday, and has yet to be seen without an instrument since.  He grew up in a musical family, where his father even hosted a weekly radio show in the 1950’s.  Once Darrin had that first Mandolin he was hooked!  He spent many of the next summers going to every bluegrass festival […]

Ian Bell

Ian Bell is a native of Waterford Ontario, a musician, visual artist, and former museum curator. As a folk musician, Ian Bell has performed across Canada and in the United States since the late 1970s On his own and with a number of groups, he has appeared at numerous folk festivals across Canada and abroad […]

Martha Cooper

 Martha is no stranger to AlgomaTrad, having been there as a teacher and dance caller.  She is excited to be coming back again this year as a banjo teacher.  Martha comes from musical stock; her mother a fiddler and her father a musician and dance caller. Martha worked for the Ottawa Folklore Centre first as […]

Paul McClelland

Paul McClelland spent decades on the Ontario highland games circuit in bands, solos and as an adjudicator. He competed with the Town of Newmarket Pipe Band (Grade 2), Clan MacFarlane Pipe Band (Grade 1), and was Pipe Major of the Capercaillie Pipe Band (Grade 3).  Moving to Scotland, Paul continued to compete as a soloist […]

Eli Howard

Eli Howard was first introduced to Irish traditional music at age five, when his school teacher began running tin whistle lessons at his elementary school. Eli quickly developed an obsession with traditional music which, since then, has led him to live in Ireland for an extended period, attend AlgomaTrad music camp for thirteen summers, as […]

Will Henry

Will Henry is a photographer, journalist, musician and tune maker based in Owen Sound. He is the author of Juggling the Notes, a collection of his photographs, original tunes and stories about the traditional music communities and musicians with which he has been associated. Henry has played fiddle for dances and concert performances in the […]

Laurie Cumming

« At a party long ago, I  watched as a sheet of plywood was plunked down over her living room carpet and Kate Murphy jumped on and started to dance.  I’ve been hooked ever since! Kate shared her love of step dance with me over the years and, in turn, I’ve been spreading the joy of […]

Emily Addison

Emily is a caller, trad musician, and dance organizer with a deep passion for building community, creating connections, and bringing joy to others in whatever role she is playing. As the caller at this year’s AlgomaTrad Camp, Emily will be weaving in lots of fantastic contra dances, some hot traditional squares, and a smattering of […]

Denis Frechette

I call myself a blacksmith because that is where my main focus has been for more than 40 years. I do enjoy and practice other forms of metalwork as well as traditional woodworking and pottery but the forge is always where I end up whenever I have any spare time. I grew up with a […]

Kyle Burghout

Kyle Burghout has performed across Canada, the USA, and abroad. His many awards include North American Irish Fiddle Champion, Grand North American Old-Time Fiddle Champion, and four-time runner-up at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition. He has also been composing music for over a decade, and his tunes have been played by Natalie MacMaster & […]