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10 June 2021 / Read more

Lisa Ornstein workshop 7/30/21

Workshop with one of the best trad musicians, teachers and scholars in North America.

7 June 2021 / Read more

We Need You! YTV Operations Manager

Part time position for someone interested in supporting the mission, goals and values of Young Tradition Vermont, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to using traditional music and dance to support children, youth and young adults.

4 June 2021 / Read more

Touring Group at Old Songs 6/27/21

The Young Tradition Touring Group will present a concert at the 2021 Old Songs festival on Sunday 6/27/21, starting at 3:15pm and concluding at 4pm, live streamed from Elley Long Music Center in Colchester.  

2 June 2021 / Read more

YTV Website Update

Thanks to Dana Whittle, we’ve launched a revised, updated, redesigned website for Young Tradition Vermont.

1 June 2021 / Read more

CANCELLED Fiddleheads Residency with Joanne Garton

Joanne Garton leads a Fiddleheads rehearsal on 8/7/21 to prepare for 8/8/21 performance.  

31 May 2021 / Read more

Summit School Trad Camp

The Summit School is presenting a long weekend trad music camp July 30-August 1.

30 May 2021 / Read more

Youth Commission at Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion

The Youth Commission performed at the Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion on 5/29/21.

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 mark.sustic@gmail.com 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 https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/traditional-arts. 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….. […]