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Hello. This is the home page for Michael Ludgate and The Canaan Institute. I am a musician, photographer and publicist for the music and arts community. I play music gigs around central MikeNew York and I teach mandolin lessons from my home studio. I also work as a communications professional maintaining webpages and list-serves for other organizations. I also work for Taitem Engineering in the renewables department; drop me a line if you are interested in Solar PV for your home or business. Many of you ask the significance of the name Canaan Institute. We needed a virtual space to provide hosting for the music, outdoor and environmental work we do for the Ithaca and surrounding community. The word Canaan has historical significance for the neighborhood we live in, but no religious affiliation for us. We host regular acoustic music and aerobic outdoor events. We also maintain several e-newletters and Facebook groups and pages. Scroll down for lots of links to other parts of this website. Please email me if you have questions or if you were looking for other web areas of mine: music jams, hike, bike and ski information. If you need an acoustic music gig listed. Send it to me plain text via email [ michael at canaaninstitute dot org ] and I'll list it on the calendar and appropriate newsletters. Google+ Thanks! -Mike

Contra Dance! to Music
                          by: O’Shanigans, NO’Shanigans and various
                          other combinations including: Michael Ludgate
                          (mandolin), Sophie Orzechowski (fiddle), Phil
                          Robinson (guitar), Tim Ball (guitar or
                          fiddle), Andrea Katz (fiddle), Lindsey Clark
                          (fiddle) and more. See www.oshanigans.org for
                          the latest dance dates and musician’s


The all NEW live music and dance calendar is [ HERE ]
     The old Mikes-Music "home" canaaninstitute.org/mn/musicnt.htm
     Events at Canaan Institute canaaninstitute.org/mn/mus_jamcann.html
     Music forum canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/
     Music blog canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusicblog/
     O'Shanigans acoustic band: Celtic, contra and world dance www.oshanigans.org
     Metku :: Trad Finnish :: American Contra :: Weddings :: www.metkumusic.org
     Notes Inégales
acoustic listening and contra dance band www.notesinegales.org
     Mandolin Instruction - lessons from Michael Ludgate [ details ]
PHOTO GALLERIES :: PICS ::  I enjoy photographing events, people and the outdoors. If you need high resolution images, please email me. Otherwise, feel free to use the low-res images for your Facebook and so forth: all I ask is you leave the watermark photo credit in place. Thanks! -Mike

Ithaca Festival Parade [ 2014 ]2013 ]2012 ]2011 ]2010 ]2009 ]
                                          [ 2008 ]
2007 ]2006 ][ 2005 ][ 2004 ]
     Cornell Plantations [ Chocolatada 2012 ][Spring_Flowers_2013]
     Judy's Day Cornell Plantations
[ 2015b ][ 2015a ]2014 ]2011 ]2009 ]2007 ]2005 ]2004 ]
     Other Photo Albums of Michael's on [ Picasa ][ Google+ ][ Facebook ]
     Assorted mostly Town of Caroline [ Various Photographs ]
     Outdoor Bikeski Photos [ Snow Depth ][ Group Outings ]

     Bikeski Outdoor blog map canaaninstitute.org/bikeskiblog/
     Bikeski Outdoor forum canaaninstitute.org/bikeski/index.php
     Bikeski Photos Outdor [ Snow Depth ][ Group Outings ]

FIDDLE TUNE BOOKS :: Portland Collection (The Portland Book), Waltz Books, New England Fiddlers Repertoire, Peter Barnes English Country Dance Books, Danse ce soir! québécois tune book, Fiddlers Throne, and many more http://canaaninstitute.org/mn/mus_sound.html

NEWSLETTERS :: These are announce only low volume email listserves. Self subscribe instructions at the links below or just email me if you are interested. Or just go here http://canaaninstitute.org/mailman/listinfo -Mike

General Live Music and Dance "Mikes-Music" [ HERE ]
     Bluegrass Jam and other bluegrass [ HERE ]
     Contra Dance listings for central NY
[ HERE ]
     Nancy Spero's Old Time Dance List [ HERE ]
     BikeSki Outdoor Excercise
[ HERE ]
     Canaan Events - Traditional Music at the Institute [ HERE ]

CONTACT :: contact information for Michael Ludgate
     Facebook www.facebook.com/michael.ludgate
     Pinterest  http://pinterest.com/mjludgate/
     Linkedin   www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-ludgate/19/380/634
     Twitter     twitter.com/michael_ludgate
     MySpace www.myspace.com/michael_ludgate
     Email address
michael at canaaninstitute dot org

FOOD :: RECIPES :: Recipes from the old family farm store days :-)

from family and friends canaaninstitute.org/recipes/recipe.html

EVENT PUBLICITY :: If you need help with a bigger project, Canaan Institute may be able help you get information about your group, event or new enterprise out to the right people. We have thousands of virtual connections via social media, web pages and traditional email to direct traffic and raise awareness about your project. Even the deepest coverage is less expensive than newspaper or radio advertisements and has positive lasting effects. We can also wade through the options of web pages, Facebook pages and groups and son on. Let's talk about it! -Mike [ michael at canaaninstitute dot org ]

                  Don't forget: it's always colder up in the hills!! NOAA
                  Weather - Binghamton office

BROOKTONDALE NY - Mandolin Lessons

Photo Samples - more photos at links
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Bowl of fruit with fiddle - photo
                    copyright Michael Ludgate

reflections ...

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