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The secret sauce for making YTV events successful is having enough of the right people helping out, doing all the things to make it add up. Its not pretty when I end up with too much of that. Next one is 2/7 at City Hall in Burlington. If you can help with any of the following, I’d love (need!) to hear from you!


January Board Meeting

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We’ve concluded our January YTV board meeting at North End Studios, in 2 parts to accommodate everyone…. one on Thursday the 22nd, the other on Sunday the 25th. (more…)


The Importance of Providing a Stage by Sophia Donforth

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YTV asks individuals familiar with its activities to write an essay about their experiences with the organization, its events and presentations, and related topics. This one is from Sophia Donforth….. YTV consultant, 2015 Trad Camp manager, dancer, singer, teacher, organizer of Mad Robin Callers Collective, and member of Social Band and Solitary Souls. This was written as an associated essay for the annual showcase concert (February 7 at City Hall in Burlington), but it is applicable well beyond the promotion of that. If you’ve got a perspective on young folks involved with traditional music and dance, we’d love it if YOU could write something for us!

In college I had the joyous experience of meeting a classmate with an exquisite voice and an interest in Appalachian harmony singing. She shared CDs with me, and taught me a number of songs, and within a few months we’d formed a duo and were performing locally. (more…)

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Why should young folks be interested in traditional music (or dance)?

When you hear this traditional music you hear where you’re from.
—Cedric Watson

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