Katy German

Katy German grew up in Berea, Kentucky – a community full of song and dance traditions from Appalachia, England, and Denmark. She was a member of the traveling youth performance team The Berea Festival Dancers, with whom she traveled to Denmark, England, Scotland, and Ireland. Katy’s passion is working with youth, inter-generational, and beginning-level dancers. She’s been on staff at many family dance weeks, including Pinewoods, Buffalo Gap, Cumberland Dance Week, and Lady of the Lake.

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Margaret Bary

Margaret Bary leads English Country and community dancing, and is a member of Half Moon Sword, a Rapper and longsword team. On the CDSS Board she serves on the Educators and Cultural Equity task groups, as well as the Pinewoods Relations Committee. She is also on the steering committee of Pourparler, a group for teachers of traditional dance and music. A lifelong dancer and dance educator, Margaret has a background in Modern Dance, and holds an MFA in Dance Choreography.

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Peter Amidon

Peter AmidonAfter a thirty-year career of leading traditional dance, singing and storytelling at elementary schools, elementary music teacher conferences, and CDSS summer camps, Peter Amidon has shifted into a life devoted to all things choral.  He is the co-Director of both the Guilford (VT) Community Church Choir, and the Hallowell hospice singers.  His choral arrangements of traditional songs, spirituals, gospel and hymns, are being sung by choruses throughout the United States, the United Kingdom,

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Mary Alice Amidon

Mary Alice AmidonMary Alice Amidon is a warm and engaging music educator who is passionate and dedicated to song, dance and storytelling with young children. She is a multi-instrumentalist, an accomplished singer of traditional song, and a composer of new songs. As a performer she is gifted in forging a bridge between story, music and listener. As a song leader she inspires open-hearted, full throttle participation.

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Owen Morrison

Owen MorrisonOwen Morrison is an accomplished rhythm and lead guitarist, at home in many styles of traditional music. His playing, laced with rhythmic power and skillful finesse, has made him popular among dancers and fiddlers alike. Owen has toured the U.S. and abroad with bands such as Elixir, Airdance, Night Watch and The Morrison Brothers Band. A frequent staff member and Program Director at Pinewoods, Ashokan, Augusta, and many other camps.

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Sam Bartlett

Sam BartlettSam Bartlett is a traditional musician known throughout the US for his mandolin, banjo, and guitar playing as well as his original music. His compositions have been profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered and his playing has been featured on the Thistle & Shamrock, and in two Ken Burns documentaries, Prohibition and The Dust Bowl. Sam has recorded with a virtual who’s who of traditional musicians,

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