AlgomaTrad Camp Week

August 9-14th, 2021

The 18th Annual Algoma Traditional Music and Heritage Arts Family Camp 2021 (AlgomaTrad 2021) is open for registration, LIVE AND IN-PERSON! 


The camp runs from Monday evening, August 09 to Saturday, August 14. Register now or read on for more information about the Camp or about off-site events open to the Public.


The Camp will operate under guidelines from Algoma Public Health and only registered campers, staff, and volunteers will be allowed on-site. Read more about these and about the Camp, location, and fees on the “About Camp” page on our main website.

A WIDE VARIETY OF CLASSES will be held during four periods each day, PLUS daily elective options will be offered, including: fiddle, piano, tin whistle, guitar,  bass, clawhammer banjo, uilleann pipes, highland pipes, ukulele, singing, Ottawa Valley step dance, printmaking, fibre arts, community arts, blacksmithing, song and tune writing, children’s programming and more!

EVENING offerings include open-air concerts, a variety night, jam sessions, and other community gatherings, with potential for who-knows-what unplanned events to happen!

The Annual AlgomaTrad Staff Concert Extravaganza will occur on Wednesday, August 11, 7:30pm at the Centennial Grounds in Richards Landing. This is the only in-person AlgomaTrad Camp event open to the public and will be presented under Algoma Public Health Guidelines. Tickets will be available website soon.

The ONLINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER is open to campers and the general public during camp week and will again be offering exciting items to enhance your AlgomaTrad experience! The auction raises funds for the Nicholas Missere Bursary Fund and helps offset the cost of camp — it’s fun and your bidding has a very real and lasting impact. To view the auction items and see what campers and staff have contributed, you must register, but it’s free, easy, and there’s no obligation to bid. Further details about auction items and how to register will be posted before camp starts. Have an auction offering? Let us know as soon as possible by emailing

Instructors and Performers at this year’s Camp

AlgomaTrad 2021 features an exciting cast of great Canadian musicians and artists who will spend a whole week on St. Joseph Island instructing and performing, including Québecois/Irish duo Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan; Canadian Champion fiddler Kyle Burghout; Multi-instrumentalist and arranger James Stephens; fiddlers, multi-instrumentalists, and Old-time Canadian stepdancers Kerry Fitzgerald and Alanna Jenish; fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Lea Kirstein; piano accompanist Julie Schryer; guitarist and bassist Joseph Phillips; tin whistle, flute, and accordion player Eli Howard; Highland piper and tin whistle player Pat O’Gorman; singer, guitarist, printmaker, and visual artist Ian Bell; choir leader and children’s programming facilitator Shifra Cooper; artist and community arts leader Miranda Bouchard; natural dye specialist and fibre artist Tuija Hansen; and blacksmith Denis FrechettePhotos and Bios for all artists can be found HERE.

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I can’t attend camp this year but I still want to SUPPORT the growth, development, and vision of AlgomaTrad.

AlgomaTrad would like to acknowledge ONEKA for their kind support and generous donation for this year’s Camp. ONEKA provides natural personal care products, made from organic plants grown on their farm in Frelighsburg, Québec, that are created out of a respect for the land and waterways that surround us.