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Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

Thanks all who were able to attend and made a connection with the donation bucket for the Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves concert on Tuesday March 6th (Town Meeting Day), another fun and rewarding co-presentation by Young Tradition Vermont and the Burlington Violin Shop.  Had an unusual high percentage of last minute cancellations, but those who did come made it all work well.

Appreciation to Oren and Kathy who own the shop and to Nathan who stayed beyond his normal work day, PLUS hauling extra chairs up from the Montpelier shop and up-and-down the stairs in Burlington. We don’t always remember to mention it, but if you are interested in an instrument or bow, or have any questions about anything related to fiddles and related instruments, they are the folks to talk to!

We try to do these events on a small, intimate scale. It’s always helpful if folks can reserve in advance and let us know that you’re coming. Added bonus is that we can save a seat for you.

Our next collaboration actually sold out within days of it being announced, next Thursday March 15th featuring Sophie and Fiachra as part of the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival. To accommodate a few more seats we moved that to Richardson Place at 2 Church Street, nearly across the street. We are already just 10 short of capacity with that concert, even with the extra space, so if you’re planning on coming and haven’t done so already, please reserve by sending a message to mark.sustic@gmail.com.

Allison and Tatiana have been an enterprise for a very short period time, but arrived in Burlington with amazing backgrounds performing, recording, teaching, and touring.   Though not in this format, they are both veterans on the festival, music camp and concert circuit as performers, Allison with Molsky‘s Mountaineers (in Burlington just a little over a year ago), and Tatiana with David Rawlings and Gillian Welch.

Very happy they were here, energized by their music, glad that everyone who came could be part of it. Promises all around to make it happen again, likely when their new CD gets released. The next time they are scheduled in Vermont will be at the Green Mountain Bluegrass Festival near Manchester in August.