Musicians and music lovers have gathered at Great Camp Sagamore for decades. This June 17-19, Sagamore is starting a program to support the development of a new generation of musicians to promote Adirondack traditional music.
Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, Dan Duggan, John Kirk and Trish Miller will lead the Roots & Branches Workshop. Young musicians from around the region are invited to apply for this program, funded through the Sagamore’s newly-established Music & Trails fund.
Music has shaped the Sagamore experience since the 1970s, when instructors and students gathered in the dining hall to sing before breakfast. Sagamore continues the Adirondack tradition of integrating music into the outdoor experience. Each season, a new body of staff members – including interns, artisans and teachers – forms its own musical community, singing at night on the stoop behind the kitchen.
The Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks is a private, non-profit educational institution that is the steward of Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake, New York, a National Historic Landmark. It offers classes and workshops on regional history and traditional arts and crafts.
For more information contact Garet Livermore at (315) 354-5311 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Photo of Great Camp Sagamore provided.