TradMaD Camp

Traditional Music and Dance Camp

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TradMaD 2019
Saturday 24 to Friday 30 August 2010

We do not yet know the cost of camp in 2019.
But you can send a deposit of $150 to register now.

Cancellation policy: If you must cancel, please let us know as soon as possible; we often have someone on a waitlist eager to attend. If you cancel on or before March 31, the entire amount you paid will be refunded. April 1 thru May 15, the cancellation fee is $75 per person. May 16 thru June 30, the cancellation fee is $150 per person. July 1-31, the cancellation fee is $250 per person. August 1 - 21 the cancellation fee is $320 per person. For cancellations after August 21, or those with no notification, there is no refund unless we can fill your space, then it would revert to $320 per person. If you cancel from the waitlist at any time, the entire amount paid will be refunded. All cancellation fees above the amount paid to the camp go into the scholarship fund and a donation letter is issued. Registrations are not transferable.To continue, you must read and agree to the above cancellation policy.

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!

2019 tentative and preliminary 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, 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, squares, and couple dances, with evening dance parties for all. There will also be other dance styles including Breton 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 tentative and preliminary 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
HOW MUCH? The cost of camp for 2019 is not yet determined — we should know by early December. The fee will cover 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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of pictures from TradMaD 2015