14641
New York
Adirondack Mountain Music and Dance Workshop
Revel in the musical heritage of the Adirondacks as you enjoy expert instruction on string-band instruments, song writing workshops, barn dancing and an opportunity to perform.
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Program No. 14641RJ
Length
4 days
Starts at
399
Getting There
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At a Glance

In isolated Adirondack communities, music and story-telling provided not only respite from work but a means of passing along traditions and values. Barn dances were entertainment, recreation and a way to connect with neighbors. Relive these traditions as you get your rhythm on in an Adirondack music and dance workshop at Great Camp Sagamore. Develop your talents and abilities, discover those you didn’t even know you had, join in lots of shared activities and enjoy a grand finale group show where everyone is guaranteed a standing ovation!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Camp Sagamore is unpaved, with stairs into all buildings. The extent of your physical activity will depend on the program elements you choose to engage in.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Receive expert instruction in a variety of instruments including fiddle, guitar, lap dulcimer and banjo.
  • Learn how to write stories and songs, take voice lessons with tips on how to present them and perform alongside your fellow participants. (Performing is optional!)
  • Enjoy the blossoms of spring or the beautiful fall foliage at an iconic “great camp” in the heart of the Adirondacks.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Dan Duggan
Dan Duggan is a nationally-known performer and teacher, as well as one of the finest hammered-dulcimer players and composers in the country. As recipient of the prestigious National Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Dan's accomplishment is even more considerable as he is the first winner to have performed all original compositions. He is a member of the Susquehanna String Band, a trio which has performed two pieces, "The Celtic Suite" and "The Americana Suite" in concert with several symphony orchestras throughout the country. The Susquehanna String Band has released three recordings including, "The Cloths of Heaven," "North Country" and "Singing All The Way Home." Dan strives to bring traditional music and instrumentation to audiences unfamiliar with this genre of music through his innovative blending of traditional instrumentation and creative musical format.
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