TradMaD Camp

Traditional Music and Dance Camp

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Monday August 31 - Thursday September 3 2020, 7:00 p.m. ET (Eastern Time)/4:00 p.m. PT (Pacific Time
FOLK MUSIC NOTEBOOK is proud to bring you

TradMaD Virtual Camp 2020

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support TradMaD — the staff and the scholarship fund — you can use the button below to donate via Paypal or with a credit card.

Did you miss TradMaD Camp the summer? Missing your friends? Need some great traditional music? Listen each evening at

Co-directed by Joy Bennett and Heather Wood, TradMaD Camp is an annual six-day gathering of live music and dance for adults interested in traditional music and dance. Check out the full TradMaD Staff Lists for previous years, which have links to the artists' websites: 2020, which could not happen, but we hope many will be available for 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 . Our staff members are not only performers, they are also teachers who enjoy sharing their knowledge.

Held at the beautiful and historic Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the campers are treated to daily workshops on specific topics (such as traditional ballads), instrument instruction, dances to live music, staff concerts, vocal coaching, camper concerts, jamming, and singing and much, much more.

The Covid19 pandemic resulted in the postponement of this year's camp, but FOLK MUSIC NOTEBOOK will proudly carry on the spirit of the camp each night as we present concerts from many past and present staff members.

Running order for artists appearing in the Virtual TradMaD Camp:

Note: The order shown below is the order of appearance. We cannot give actual timings — sets vary in length from six to fifteen minutes. Each session will last for approximately three hours.
ET = Eastern Time (GMT + five hours); PT = Pacific Time (GMT + eight hours)
TradMaD Virtual Camp 2020

Session One:
Monday August 31: 7:00 p.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. PT
Repeated Tuesday September 1: 3:00 a.m. ET, 12:00 midnight PT and at 12:00 noon ET; 9:00 a.m. PT
  1. Heather Wood
  2. Coracree (Allan Carr, Sarah Gowan, Bill Quern, Jane Rothfield)
  3. Martin Wyndham-Read
  4. AJ Bodnar & Liza DiSavino
  5. Dennis Stroughmatt & Doug Hawf
  6. Ian Russell
  7. Margaret Bennett
  8. Molly Hebert Wilson
  9. Ryan & Brennish Thomson
  10. Brigitte Kloareg
  11. Becky Tracy & Rachel Bell
Session Two:
Tuesday September 1: 7:00 p.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. PT
Repeated Wednesday September 2: 3:00 a.m. ET, 12:00 midnight PT and at 12:00 noon ET; 9:00 a.m. PT
  1. Joy Bennett
  2. Anni Fentiman & Dave Webber
  3. John Roberts
  4. Susan Trump (no relation)
  5. Amy Conley
  6. Ben Paley
  7. Chris Koldewey
  8. Katell Kloareg & Fred Boudinau
  9. John Kirk & Trish Miller
  10. Max Cohen & Rose Clancy
  11. Iona Fyfe
  12. The Vox Hunters (Armand Aromin & Benedict Gagliardi) with Sally Rogers & Howie Bursen
You can listen on your computer at TradMaD Virtual Camp 2020.

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Folk Music Notebook app

to play on your smart phone — iPhone, Android, or Alexa skill.

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Session Three:
Wednesday September 2: 7:00 p.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. PT
Repeated Thursday September 3: 3:00 a.m. ET, 12:00 midnight PT and at 12:00 noon ET; 9:00 a.m. PT
  1. Hubby Jenkins
  2. Brian Peters
  3. Linnea Paton
  4. Gina Forsyth
  5. Moira Craig
  6. Michael & Carrie Kline
  7. Jody Kruskal
  8. Chris Newman
  9. Andy Cohen
  10. Jen Larson
  11. Mark Gilston
  12. Bennett Konesni & Edith Gawler

Session Four:
Thursday September 3: 7:00 p.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. PT
Repeated Friday September 4: 3:00 a.m. ET, 12:00 midnight PT and at 12:00 noon ET; 9:00 a.m. PT
  1. Carolyn Robson
  2. Aubrey Atwater & Elwood Donnelly
  3. Bill Peek
  4. Eliza Carthy
  5. Dave Para & Erika Gerety
  6. George Wilson
  7. Tim Eriksen
  8. Harry Tuft
  9. Lorraine & Bennett Hammond
  10. Forest Huval
  11. Emily O'Brien
  12. Sally Rogers & Howie Bursen with Armand Aromin & Benedict Gagliardi

You will have to supply your own campfire and marshmallows for the virtual event, but each evening's concert will feature some of the finest purveyors of traditional music from both sides of the Atlantic! You can tune in and become a virtual camper - and you won't need bug spray to listen at this camp!

JOIN IN THE FUN! MONDAY AUGUST 31 - THURSDAYS SEPTEMBER 3 7-10PM ET / 4-7PM PT EXCLUSIVELY ON (P.S. - there will be "encore" broadcasts the following morning at 3am ET and again at noon ET - for all of our friends in other parts of the globe!)

Extra special thanks to Ron Olesko of Folk Music Notebook for doing major work on getting this all together
Rev 8/30/20