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A Few Spots Left at Trad Camp!
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We’re putting out another call for potential Trad Campers–do you know a kid who is 7-17 years old and would love to spend a week jamming, singing, dancing and learning how to play a variety of instruments with some of the most talented instructors in the area?  Tell them there’s still time to sign up!


Fiddleheads Rehearsals with Sarah Blair
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Our next rehearsal for Fiddleheads is this coming Saturday May 30th, and the one after that is June 13th. Both will feature Sarah Blair as guest instructor. Sarah is a fantastic traditional Irish fiddler and terrific teacher. We are very fortunate to have her spend the next two rehearsals with Fiddleheads



YTV Essay from Pete Sutherland

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When I left behind my growing-up world of piano and trombone lessons, the coordination issues and challenges of marching band and learning guitar from Beatles songbooks and discovered the parallel universe of traditional music, I felt like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. I had few if any actual teachers from then on, stumbling cluelessly but happily from one festival or picking party jam session to another sucking up tunes, aided by my trusty Panasonic machine and a backpack’s worth of 3/$1 cassettes. It’s a wonder those cheap tapes lasted long enough for me to learn the music off of them, but I did have two things going for me from the get-go: a strong peer group to play and learn with, and a series of mentors. These wise folk were musicians and music-lovers of my parents’ and occasionally my grandparents’ generation who were true tradition-bearers, and despite whatever feelings they might have had about my long-haired-hippie appearance, they welcomed me into their homes and their musical lives.


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This is your gateway to folk, traditional and roots music and dance events in Burlington and surrounding communities. Click the calendar icon for a complete listing.


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Frankie Gavin: Farewell to Ireland

Frankie Gavin, playing ‘Farewell to Ireland’ here, will be saying ‘hello Vermont!’ on Tuesday May 26th at the Burlington Violin Shop at 23 Church Street (2 shows at 6pm and 8pm).  Very limited seating….. reservations by e-mailing

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