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- An old jig in a new office!
“CDSS Jig” by Bob McQuillen, played by some of the CDSS staff to celebrate moving to our new office and Mac’s centenary this year.
Have you heard about the project to play all of Bob McQuillen’s (nearly 2000!) tunes this year? Learn more in the latest issue of the CDSS News or at mcquillentunes.com.
- Spring 2023 CDSS News
The Spring 2023 CDSS News is now available! Meet this year’s Lifetime Contribution Award winners; hear how Jacob Chen passes on traditions to the next generation with Folk Song Fridays; learn how a dance camp in Washington state kept Covid in check; celebrate Bob McQuillen’s centennial at KwackFest; and much more.
- We moved…down the hall!
Hello from our new office, just down the hall from the old one! If you’d like to visit the CDSS store in person, check out the new directions for finding us in the building.
- “…whatever Laurel touches turns to morris gold.”
How lucky we are to have Laurel Swift as a co-Program Director at CDSS Family Week at Agassiz Village this summer! Laurel is leading classes on tin whistle and clog dance and a special performance class just for teens, and she was just featured in this article from Tradfolk. Find out more and register for camp.
- Check out the last Web Chat: Recruiting and Keeping Volunteers!
The slideshow, video, resources, and transcript from our March 2023 Web Chat are now available. Executive Director Katy German hosted this discussion about volunteer management and addressed key volunteer-related questions.
- Special Courses at Camp in 2023
We’re excited to host four special courses at camp this summer, with Heidi Wilson, Gene Murrow, Dave Wiesler, and the Early Music Week staff!
The lottery deadline for special courses is March 13; be sure to register by then for the best chance at getting a spot. Scholarships are available for all courses!
In our history, CDSS has…
bestowed 30 Lifetime Contribution Awards
published 87 hours of podcasts
sold well over 50,000 morris bells
fostered 108 years of tradition
In the past year, CDSS has…
hosted over 1,093 campers
published over 550 calendar events
added over 60 repertoire resources for callers
awarded 11 grants for local communities and special projects
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