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28 March 2018

Young Tradition Weekend

There is a lot going on related to YT Weekend, as we are less than 2 months away! Here are some of the highlights.

Maunder Trio, 2016 Contest Winners

We need contestants to enter the YT Weekend contest! The deadline for submissions is on April 1st, coming up this weekend, so help us out by encouraging any young musicians or dancers you know to submit a video as soon as possible. Info on how to apply is at this link:

We have reached a little over half of our goal for sponsorships for the weekend. A $100 donation will get your name/organization on our sponsor banner, which will be displayed at all events during YT Weekend. Make a donation, pass the word!

Lena Benwood, Fiddle Tunes Club teacher

We are also looking for interest in volunteering at various locations during the weekend, so let us know if you’d like to help out!

Currently, the YT Weekend schedule looks like this:

  • 3/15/18 – 4/18/18….. Fiddle Tunes Clubs at public elementary schools in Burlington including Edmunds, Sustainability Academy, Integrated Arts, Champlain, CP Smith and JJ Flynn (instructors include Joe Cleary, Sarah Hotchkiss, Lena Benwood, Maeve Fairfax, Johanna Taylor and Mark Sustic)
  • 5/4/18 Friday 2:15pm-2:45pm….. Friday meeting with Cricket Blue at Integrated Arts Academy (not a public event)
  • 5/4/18 Friday 7:30pm….. Fara concert at the UVM Music Recital Hall SOLD OUT!
  • 5/5/18 Saturday 10am-3pm …… instrument petting zoo at Kids Day and contest finalists and guest performances including Fara, La Croisée D’Antanand others at Waterfront Park
  • 5/5/18 Saturday 1pm-2pm….. Fara at Baird 5 Pediatrics at the UVM Medical Center (not a public event)
  • 5/5/18 Saturday 6pm-9:30pm….. awards presentation featuring a set by 2017 contest winners La Croisée D’Antan, followed by teacher/student concert with dozens of musicians and dancers, including Andrea Beaton, Michele Choiniere, Tony DeMarco, Brian Perkins, Migmar Tsering, Elly Barksdale, Aline Niyonzima, and a final performance by this years Young Tradition Touring Group who will have just returned from a tour of Scotland at City Hall
  • Margaret MacArthur

    5/6/18 Sunday 3pm 5:30pm…..Margaret MacArthur tribute concert with Andy Kolovos from the Vermont Folklife Center, and performers including Dan MacArthur, Gary MacArthur, Megan MacArthur Littlehales, Robin MacArthur, Gordon Bok, Deb Flanders, Tony Barrand, John Roberts, the Zeichner Trio and others at City Hall

  • 5/6/18 Sunday 5:30pm-7pm….. reception in the lobby at City Hall