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23 November 2021

Touring Group update

The Touring Group had a rehearsal on 11/6/21, which began with time to connect with each other and a dive into music that’s being prepared. Next rehearsal is on Zoom on 12/4/21 3:30pm-5pm.

A Spotify playlist and YouTube playlist is shared by all the group members, one way group members get to know more about each other.

An optional performance opportunity is being worked on for New Year’s Eve – a proposal for a virtual performance has been submitted. It would involve 30 minutes and include two group videos plus pre-recorded performances by individual members and small groups, and member introductions.

Given the spike of the virus in Vermont, the Touring Group will not be meeting in person this winter (December through at least March). Online gatherings with master musicians, other youth groups, and performances are being planned. Arrangements are being made to do those activities virtually. There is a Zoom performance being scheduled at Elderly Services in Middlebury, and a master class with Quebecois fiddler Claude Methe in January or February during online rehearsals.

Current schedule:
12/29/21 online rehearsal 3:30-5
1/8/22 online rehearsal 3:30-5
2/5/22 online rehearsal 3:30-5
3/5/22 online rehearsal 3:30-5
4/2/22 online rehearsal 3:30-5
4/18/22-422/22 virtual or online tour
4/23/22 virtual or online rehearsal and performance 3:30-5
5/6/22 virtual or online performance at Young Tradition Festival evening concert with YTV Youth Commission 7+
5/7/22 virtual or online performance at Young Tradition Festival Showcase 6+

Here is an archival video from one year ago today (11/23/13) with Pete Sutherland leading the Touring Group through an early run through the standard Errogie Set: