A Concert of North Country Songs, Tunes & Tall Tales at Proctor's Theatre, Schenectady
Lively music has been a Great Camp Sagamore tradition for more than a century. Ticket sales from this dynamic concert will help carry that spirit and tradition forward. By lending support to the Roots & Branches program, this benefit concert will provide scholarships for young musicians to explore and experience this Adirondack treasure and some of the people who add a cultural flair to this remarkable Great Camp. Support for this concert comes from the performers, Proctor’s Theater, the Eighth-Step Coffeehouse and Great Camp Sagamore.
We will be joined by other regional museums, art galleries and non-profits, join us for an evening of Adirondack music, history and nature!
Doors will open at 6pm and audience members are invited and encouraged to meet the musicians and visit with representatives of other attractions.
The Roots & Branches weekend workshop at historic Camp Sagamore, the next generation will have an opportunity to play music with well-known Adirondack performers, connect with the camp and meet other musicians and dancers. Singer songwriters, fiddlers, lyricists, guitarists, story-tellers and historians are some of the folks drawn to this beautiful historic landmark. The scholarships for this program make it possible for young leaders to find their voices through mentoring, ensemble playing and performing. The established leaders will reach out to make an attachment with new visitors in hopes of stewardship that will last into future generations.
Peggy Lynn- a singer, songwriter, and educator, ranging from folksy to blues - alone or harmonizing with others. With a sultry, yet powerful alto voice, Peggy’s songwriting sends a clear message of respect for the contributions and burdens of women in Adirondack history. She co-authored Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women in the Adirondacks with Sandra Weber. In addition to singing and playing guitar and concertina, Peggy teaches at SUNY’s Empire State College and works in schools, concerts and more with Dan Duggan and Dan Berggren. http://www.quercusmusic.com
Dan Berggren- A tradition-based songsmith, Dan Berggren writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. While his roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised, Dan's music has branched out across many borders. With a rich baritone voice and tasteful guitar accompaniment, Dan is an award winning professor emeritus of audio and radio studies at SUNY Fredonia and he has been widely recognized for his contributions to Adirondack history and culture. In addition to his own programs, Dan was a member of the Newton Street Irregulars band and currently appears in concert with his daughter, Jenny, Peggy, Dan, John, Trish & others.http://www.berggrenfolk.com
Dan Duggan - a nationally touring performer, teacher and recipient of the prestigious National Hammered Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Dan is the first winner to have performed all original compositions. In addition to innovative compositional work for the dulcimer, Dan's renditions of traditional Irish and American tunes reflect vast understanding of their original context. Dan is a dance caller, teaching artist in schools, a recording engineer, hammered dulcimer builder and performer as a solo act, in a duo with Peggy Lynn and in the trio, Jamcrackers, with Dan Berggren. http://www.esperanceproductions.com
Sara Milonovich - a highly sought-after musician and singer in the bluegrass, folk, rock, americana, and celtic music worlds. Sara has performed and recorded throughout North and South America, Europe and beyond. She is among the last generations to learn traditional music as it was passed down firsthand, from the grange halls and lumber camps of the North Country to the pubs of NYC. www.saramilonovich.com
John Kirk- a lyric voice, good sense of humor and versatile instrumental skills, have earned John widespread recognition in folk and traditional music circles. On fiddle, mandolin, guitar and more, he demonstrates a vast knowledge of musical styles. John has toured and recorded with numerous ensembles and is in demand as a studio musician. He is on the music faculty at Bennington College in Vermont and also teaches at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. www.johnandtrish.com
Trish Miller - plays guitar, banjo and is best known for clogging and percussive dance. She teaches banjo at Skidmore College and works in elementary schools as a teaching artist with John Kirk. She and John teach and call community dances in addition to working at a variety of festivals, music camps, concert series and private venues. www.johnandtrish.com
As a Sagamore member you receive discounts on programs and store items ability to register for programs in advance and the knowledge that you are becoming part of this great effort to preserve a National Historic Landmark.