TradMaD Camp

Traditional Music and Dance Camp

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TradMaD 2019
Saturday 24 to Friday 30 August 2019

The cost of camp is $800 for members of associated organizations (see list below) or $850 for non-members. You can send a deposit of $150 with your registration form. Balance due by 31 May 2019. Pay via PayPal, or by check or credit card — send to TradMaD Camp, 444 W 54 St #7, New York NY 10019.
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2019 Staff List

2018 campers — please fill out your Evaluation Form (Google docs). We really do read them all! Thanks

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WHEN? Saturday 24 – Friday 30 August 2019
WHERE? At Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth MA
WHAT? Workshops, dances, concerts, one-shots, camper concerts, parties, jamming, singing, boating, 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
  • "If you don't pick it, it will never get better" —Beginner to advanced classes in banjo, concertina, dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and more
  • Dancing: American contras and squares, Breton and Sean Nós dances, with evening dance parties for all. There will also be other dance styles including flat-footing.
  • Games. Last year, we played games before the evening dances - with prizes!!
  • Singarounds
  • Ballads
  • Camper Concerts — sign up and the applause will be for you
  • 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 (weather permitting)
  • . . . and more. Lots more.
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WHO? Singers, pickers, and dancers who love traditional music and dance.

Here is the 2019 staff list. See also the staff lists for 2018, 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
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HOW MUCH? The cost of camp for 2019 is $800 for members of associated organizations, $850 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,
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