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29 May 2021 / Read more

Youth Commission at Black Creek Fiddlers Reunion pre-view

Young Tradition Youth Commission perform at the Black Creek Fiddlers Reunion this weekend, specifically 7pm Saturday night!

28 May 2021 / Read more

Farewell Reunion, last Friday in May

A concert, a potluck, a community gathering, and one of the 2 major fundraising projects for the Tom Sustic Fund.

27 May 2021 / Read more

Touring Group Archives

A Young Tradition Touring Group blast-from-the past…. 1st school visit during 1st Touring Group tour in England in April 2014. We estimate that the group has visited at least 50 schools in England and other countries since this first one.

25 May 2021 / Read more

Fiddleheads for Beginners part 2

Fiddleheads for Beginners with Fiona Stowell is scheduled for 5/29/21 at 1pm via Zoom. Please confirm at if you are planning to attend. Will send the Zoom link after you have confirmed. We need at least 5 to go ahead. You don’t have to have attended the 1st session to attend the 2nd one. […]

8 May 2021 / Read more

2021 Young Tradition Festival participants

Here’s a list of folks who performed in some way during the 2021 Young Tradition Festival.  Dangerous because there’s a fair risk of leaving someone out, but had to try.  Thank you all! 129 participants for 3 events 58 5/1/21 contest 1. Carling Berkhout 2. Jaimie and Sean Oshima 3. Corie and Katie Pressley 4. […]

7 May 2021 / Read more

Youth Commission

The Youth Commission (Maeve, Anya, Hadley, Eme, Ben) continues to rehearse in East Middlebury, including Saturday afternoon (5/8/21). Preparations are underway for recording sessions with Colin McCaffrey and performances at a couple of virtual summer festivals. EP release planned for August with a TBA release concert by the end of summer. Here’s a quick post-performance […]

6 May 2021 / Read more

Anna Butcher interview and performance 5/7/21

The next live interview and pre-recorded performance featuring current and alumni Touring Group members goes live on Facebook on Friday (5/7/21) by 7pm, featuring Anna Butcher. In addition to the Touring Group, Anna has been involved with a variety of YTV programs over the years, including Trad Camp, Young Tradition Festival and showcase performances. She‘s […]

5 May 2021 / Read more

YTV Advisory Group

The YTV Advisory Group consists of past, present and future friends of the organization, including Board of Directors members, program participants and their families, funding partners, influencers and key stakeholders, designed to provide advice and guidance to YTV in addressing its mission, vision, values and goals. The goal is to consider YTV’s accomplishments and challenges, […]

4 May 2021 / Read more

2021 Touring Violin raffle violin winner

Congratulations to Cory Mattos in Randolph, Vermont for having the winning ticket for the 2021 Touring Violin raffle!  He says he’s never won anything like this before, and is thrilled to be this year’s winner! Group member Fiona Stowell is the fiddler in the group who lives closest to Randolph, and will play the violin […]

3 May 2021 / Read more

2021 Young Tradition Festival Contest Winners 5/1/21

1st Nora Brown Nora Brown is a 15 year old musician, based in Brooklyn NY. She has been playing the banjo since she was ten, and has studied with numerous masters of the banjo including Lee Sexton of Line Fork, KY, George Gibson of Knott County, KY, Alice Gerrard of Durham, NC, John Cohen of […]

2 May 2021 / Read more

Young Tradition Festival Tribute Concert 5/2/21

Young Tradition Festival concludes today (5/2/21) at 3pm with the annual Tribute Concert, this year featuring the Vermont Folklife Center’s Apprenticeship Program Yasi Zeicher (YTV Festival Manager) and Mark Sustic (YTV Executive Director) will make some comments at the beginning and at the end, but most of the program will feature live intros and […]

1 May 2021 / Read more

Youth Commission in Middlebury 5/1/21

Town Hall Theater in Middlebury is presenting the Young Tradition Youth Commission ensemble today (5/1/21) as part of a series titled: ‘Bundle! Markets 21.’ The Youth Commission will play at the top of Town Hall Theater’s steps, socially distanced, masked and all other pandemic precautions and considerations in place. The 2020/2021 Youth Commission led by […]

30 April 2021 / Read more

Eileen O’Grady interview and performance 4/30/21

The 2nd interview and performance in a 3-part pilot series featuring young trad-oriented musicians goes on line tonight (4/30/21) not later than 7pm, featuring Eileen O’Grady. Eileen has been involved with several YTV programs over the years, including the Fiddleheads, the annual contest, Trad Camp, contra dances, and more.  She‘s done a lot of stuff….. […]

29 April 2021 / Read more

Young Tradition Festival Tribute Concert 5/2/21

The annual Tribute Concert, 5/2/21 starting at 3pm live on the Young Tradition Vermont Facebook page and YouTube Channel, which closes the Young Tradition Festival every year, will focus on the mentors and apprentices involved with the Vermont Folklife Center’s Apprenticeship Program. The 2020-2021 ‘cohort’ of the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program includes 13 collaborations […]

27 April 2021 / Read more

2021 Young Tradition Contest

Young Tradition Festival contest from Yasi Zeicher, Young Tradition Festival Manager The selection process to choose the 10 contest finalists was as difficult as ever – it gets harder every year with all the fantastic talent that comes in. Seeing all the videos that come in makes the contest one of my favorite YTV events […]

26 April 2021 / Read more

Young Tradition Festival sponsors

Still not too late to add your name to the sponsor list for the 2021 Young Tradition Festival.   Info at Join other sponsors and artists as we celebrate multi-generational mentoring relationships in trad music and dance.

25 April 2021 / Read more

Young Tradition Vermont Festival

The 2021 Young Tradition Vermont Festival is ON (line) for 2 days – Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 2. It’s one of our most public and ambitious events every year – typically a week-long celebration of the multi-generational mentoring relationships in the diverse trad music and dance communities in Vermont and beyond. Young people […]

16 April 2021 / Read more

2021 Young Tradition Contest

Want to be inspired? Take a look at the 2021 entries for the annual contest…. click on the link, then ‘contest submissions’, and under the poster you’ll see videos and bios for who has posted so far. Deadline was 4/15/21. Young Tradition Festival YTV board members and past contest winners will pick 10 finalists, and […]

15 April 2021 / Read more

Touring Group World Tour 4/17/21-4/22/21

The Touring Group launches its virtual world tour with social visits, shared music, and master classes on Sunday, starting in Sweden at 9am, and finishing on Thursday early evening in Quebec (Quebec City, Joliette and Montreal simultaneously).  It’s been a long, complicated and complex journey to get here.  Traveling together in person would have been […]

13 April 2021 / Read more

Aidan Palmer interview and performance 4/16/21 7pm

A current Touring Group member and a participant in the early days of Trad Camp and the annual showcase concerts during YTV Festival, Aidan Palmer does the Touring Group live interview slot on Friday (4/16/21 7pm) on YTV’s Facebook page Over 20 interviews have happened since October 2020, all associated with pre-recorded performance videos […]