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A new photography exhibit about life on dairy farms in northern New York opened last weekend at Traditional Arts in Upstate New York in Canton. “Every Single Day: Life on North Country Dairy Farms" features photographs from 15 farms taken by...
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Dec 16, 2008 — Musician and folklorist Dave Ruch's new CD includes song material found in dusty archives, diaries and obscure songbooks. The Oldest was Born First includes traditional songs and tunes interpreted with guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and voice. Ruch lives in Buffalo but spends summers in the Adirondacks, and travels the state for research and concerts. Thursday night, from 7-9, he'll play and tell the stories behind some of the songs from his new CD at Traditional Arts in Upstate New York in Canton. Todd Moe has this preview. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2008 — The Potsdam Fiddle Club visited Traditional Arts in Upstate New York during an open house on Saturday. The group is composed of musicians who range from pre-schoolers to grandparents. They were accompanied by family members on guitar, piano, limberjacks, spoons and washtub bass. Here they perform Swallowtail Jig and Geese in the Bog. Go to full article
Sep 25, 2008 — Traditional Arts in Upstate New York's fall exhibit, "Back to the Land: Hippie Houses and Homesteads for the 21st Century," is a photo exhibit of homestead architecture in the North Country. Todd Moe toured the exhibit and spoke with TAUNY director Jill Breit about collecting stories and photos for the exhibit that trace the evolution of homestead architecture from crude cabins in the '60s to today's "green" homes. Tune in and call in during a special on-air conversation with Jill Breit about this new exhibit on Friday, October 10 at 11 a.m. Go to full article
Aug 26, 2008 — Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, is hosting a story-swapping session Wednesday night (7 pm) at the Horicon Community Center in Brant Lake. You're invited to share stories about encounters with mountain lions and other unusual or rare Adirondack creatures, like moose or wolves. Officially, mountain lions have been extinct in the Adirondacks since the late 1800s, but local reports of big cats have increased in the last few decades. Folklorist Nicole Farrell will lead tomorrow night's story-swapping session and she told Todd Moe she'll share her own story. Go to full article
Aug 05, 2008 — A number of communities across the North Country and New England are celebrating the contributions of French-speaking immigrants from Quebec to the cultural life of the region this summer. Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, The Vermont Folklife Center and the RISCA Folk Arts Program are hosting a Franco-American Homecoming this month in Plattsburgh and Tupper Lake. The events will include Quebecois music, art and food. Todd Moe talks with TAUNY Executive Director Jill Breit about the cultural exchange project. Go to full article
Jun 10, 2008 — NCPR is media sponsor for the No-Octane Regatta this Saturday at Little Wolf Lake just outside Tupper Lake. The event is open to all people-powered small craft, with a special emphasis on wooden boats. Todd Moe talks with co-organizer Hallie Bond about what's new at the regatta this year. Go to full article
May 21, 2008 — For nearly 30 years, Jane Desotelle has been collecting herbs in the Adirondacks for teas and sometimes an entire meal of found food. Desotelle owns "Underwood Herbs" and also runs a botanical sanctuary. She's a gardener, artist and plant expert. She recently led a plant walk for TAUNY on Falls Island in downtown Canton. Todd Moe tagged along to learn more about weeds that are good for you. Reminder: It's often illegal to pick wild plants on public lands, and always ask permission before venturing onto someone else's property. Go to full article
May 14, 2008 — Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, is moving this month. The arts group closes this weekend for the move just up the street in downtown Canton. The new 7,000 square foot space over three floors includes more room for exhibits and classes, and lots of Victorian charm - arched windows, tin ceilings and hardwood floors. Todd Moe toured the new space and spoke with TAUNY Executive Director Jill Breit. Go to full article
Nov 28, 2007 — Artist, writer and historian Caperton Tissot and her husband visited the Adirondacks for nearly 20 years before finally settling in Saranac Lake five years ago to be closer to family. She says she instantly fell in love with local history and culture. Her new book, History Between the Lines, Women's Lives and Saranac Lake Customs, is not about people of great power or privilege. It's filled with ordinary stories that trace what she calls Saranac Lake's "spirit of goodwill" from the mid-19th century to the present. The 16 profiles, based on interviews with women and their families, illustrate the important role women play in carrying on traditions that define the unusual character of a small town. Todd Moe spoke with Capterton Tissot about her book. Go to full article
by Joel Hurd
Nov 27, 2007 — The largest suspension footbridge in the United States is located in a tiny Adirondack hamlet with just a half dozen year-round families. Located in southern St. Lawrence County, Wanakena is probably best known as the home of the New York State ranger School. But for many people it just isn't summer until they've walked the 171 feet from one end of the bridge to the other and dipped their toe in the Oswegatchie River. Today NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, continue our look at some very special places in the North Country. Varrick Chittenden made several trips to the footbridge this past summer and talked with folks who have a soft spot for the bridge and the town. Varrick and Joel Hurd recently talked about the bridge and its importance, past and present, in the northwestern Adirondacks. Go to full article