TradMaD Camp

Traditional Music and Dance Camp

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TradMaD 2018
Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August 2018

We are full, but the Waitlist is Open

If you have not already registered for TradMaD, you can still join the waitlist as there are sure to be cancellations between now and camp. To be added to the waitlist, please fill out a registration form online by clicking on the Register Now button and submit a deposit of $150. If you cancel from the waitlist at any time or if we are unable to accommodate you at camp, you will receive a full refund.

You can also

order a 2018 TradMaD tshirt

The cost is $780 for members of associated organizations (see list below)
or $830 for non-members.
Pay via PayPal, or by check or credit card — send to
TradMaD Camp, 444 W 54 St #7, New York NY 10019.
Please do not send credit card info via email!

2018 Staff List

Help us publicize this event - here is the
TradMaD 2018 flyer (pdf format)
2017 campers — please fill out your Evaluation Form (Word format). We really do read them all! Thanks

Read more about it on ...
Our Facebook page FACEBOOK / Our Meetup Group MEETUP / Our YouTube links YOUTUBE
WHEN? Saturday 25 – Friday 31 August 2018
WHERE? At Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth MA
WHAT? Workshops, dances, concerts, one-shots, camper concerts, parties, jamming, singing, swimming in two lovely ponds, relaxing, learning, and generally having fun.

More specifically (subject to staff availability, phases of the moon, etc.):
  • We'll start each day with warm-ups for singers and for dancers
  • "If you don't pick it, it will never get better" —Beginner to advanced classes in banjo, concertina, dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, ukulele
  • Dancing: American contras, squares, and couple dances, with evening dance parties for all. There will also be other dance styles — Québécois and flat-footing.
  • Games. Last year, we played games before the evening dances - with prizes!!
  • Singarounds
  • Ballads
  • Parties, including the popular Pub Night
  • Jams of various varieties — old time, bluegrass, Celtic
  • Spoken not Sung (story-telling, poems, monologues, etc.)
  • Blues
  • "Spotlight on ..." where staff members get to do whatever they choose
  • Stitch 'n' Bitch — no set time or place, but bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet, etc.
  • Duckie Flash Mob Swim rubber duckie
  • . . . and more. Lots more.
What else do you want? Let us know!
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WHO? Singers, pickers, and dancers who love traditional music and dance.

Here is the 2018 staff list. See also the staff lists for 2017, 2016 and 2015 . Our staff members are not only performers, they are also teachers who enjoy sharing their knowledge.

As well as listening and learning, campers will find plenty of opportunities to sing, jam, dance, and hang out with the staff and each other.
This event is being put together with support from a bunch of associated organizations, including Members of all these organizations will get the members' discounted rate. If your organization is interested, contact us
WHY? Because we are mad about traditional music and dance of all flavors
HOW MUCH? The cost of camp for 2018 is $780 for members of associated organizations, $830 for non-members. The fee covers all events, lodging, and meals from dinner on Saturday through breakfast on Friday. Some scholarships and work scholarships are available (see below) — contact us if you are interested.
We're busy working to get this event (and this website) organized. To ask questions, make suggestions, or be added to our email list, send us an email

Rev 1/8/2018
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Visit our
Photo Gallery
of pictures from TradMaD 2015