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25 April 2013 / Read more

The Irregulars play at New England Head Start Association Conference

The Irregulars, and members of the Irregulars, have often represented YTV at conferences, concerts, festivals, dances, etc.  Most recently Dana, McKinley and Eileen played before and after an address by Sen. Bernie Sanders at the New England Head Start Association Conference in Stowe.  They are tremendous ambassadors for everything we do, and shine a bright […]

18 April 2013 / Read more

Crankie Shows with Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle

4/27/13 at 7pm at the Town Hall in Hinesburg 4/28/13 at 4pm in the Black Box Theater at Main Street Landing on the waterfront in Burlington Anna and Elizabeth live in southwest Virginia, and weave traditional Appalachian music with storytelling, original artwork, shadow puppetry and scrolling illustrations called crankies. Their music is raw and sparse…… […]

5 April 2013 / Read more

Music of the Scottish Isles featuring Julie Fowlis

4/12/13 at 7:30pm at the UVM Music Recital Hall in Burlington pre-performance talk at 6:30pm Julie Fowlis has been a proud standard-bearer for Gaelic music and culture over the course of a solo career which has spanned three highly-acclaimed studio albums. She and her talented band of multi-instrumentalists will transport and enchant.  Brought up on […]

5 April 2013 / Read more

A British Invasion: the Northumbrian Ranters

Many thanks to the Northumbrian Ranters for visiting Vermont.  They have a great deal to be proud of.  They are true ambassadors for their culture and their part of the world.  It was an honor and privilege for YTV to be around them, to see them, to hear them.  Their talent and hard work is […]

25 March 2013 / Read more

St. Patty’s Petting Zoo and Call for Instruments

The second installment of Young Tradition Vermont’s petting zoo on March 16, as part of the Irish Festival, was a resounding success.  Kids had a chance to try out different instruments, including accordion and fiddle, that are part of the “zoo.”  Young Tradition Vermont board member Darren Shibler and Adina Gordon have been organizing our […]

25 March 2013 / Read more

Northumbrian Ranters, April 2-4

The Northumbrian Ranters are visiting Vermont and will perform in schools and public concerts.  These events are designed to be fun, informal opportunities to meet others their own age in the US.  Their 37 members are aged 10 and 18, from schools across Northumberland, England’s northernmost county, bordering Scotland. They promote the culture and tradition […]

22 March 2013 / Read more

Registration for Trad Camp 2013 is Open!

Young Tradition Vermont is so happy to be gearing up for another Trad Camp this summer.  This year Trad Camp will take place from July 22-26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. every day.  Extraordinary instructors and professional musicians from the Burlington area teach traditional tunes and dances to kids aged 7 – 18, all experience levels are welcome!

22 March 2013 / Read more

American Roots Concert at CVU

March 29 at 7 p.m. at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg Note:  This concert is not presented by or affiliated with Young Tradition Vermont, but we highly recommend it.

19 March 2013 / Read more

Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly March 19

3/19/13 at 7 pm at River Arts in Morrisville workshop from 5pm to 6pm (limited to 10 participants, click here to sign up) presented by River Arts and Young Tradition Vermont For many years, Jackie Daly (accordion) and Matt Cranitch (fiddle) have been among the foremost interpreters of the rich Sliabh Luachra tradition of instrumental music in Ireland. The […]

14 March 2013 / Read more

The Musical Instruments of Ireland: An Introduction to the Celtic Instruments

Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in the Pickering Room at the Fletcher Free Library on College Street in Burlington. Join well-known players of Irish music Hilari Farrington and Benedict Koehler on a lively tour of Irish musical instruments, their history, and the music they play.

26 February 2013 / Read more

Heartbeat at UVM’s Davis Center

Thanks for Shoshi Gottesman, Ziv Sobelman-Yamin, Aaron Shneyer, Guy Gefen, Moody Kablawi, Avi Salloway, Tamer Omari, and Siwar Mansour for their Feb. 2 performance, and everyone else who made the Heartbeat visit more than worth the wait….. sponsors, presenters, and those who attended.  Hopefully they can visit again soon.

26 February 2013 / Read more

Concert for St. Patrick Will Feature Tommy Sands with Fionan Sands

3/12/13 at 7pm in the McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael’s College in Colchester Opening set by the McFadden Academy of Irish DanceYoung Tradition Vermont, St. Michael’s College and the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival with the Burlington Peace and Justice Center and the St. Michael’s College Edmundite Center for Peace and Justice present legendary songwriter and peace […]

21 February 2013 / Read more

Heartbeat All-Stars, Feb 21 at 7 p.m.

Heartbeat All-Star, Israeli and Palestinian Youth Musicians, will play on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Livak Ballroom at UVM’s Davis Center. ‘When we understand that we’re all human beings then forever and ever we will be able to live. We will be able to live!’ -Guy, Heartbeat youth musician ‘Take your step towards change. […]

11 February 2013 / Read more

Billy Wylder

Performing at Signal Kitchen in Burlington on 2/17/13, Billy Wylder is a band with strong roots and branches in and through Young Tradition Vermont, including YT Weekend, YT Reunion, showcases at Festival Memoire et Racines and the Quechee Balloon Festival, and the Heartbeat project coming up on 2/21/13 at UVM (see above).  From the archaic […]

11 February 2013 / Read more

Trad Camp 2013 – We’re on! Pre-registration is open.

Join us for the 4th annual Trad Camp sponsored by Young Tradition Vermont, being held in 2013 at a new location.  We are happy to be partnering with our hosts at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School at 359 Turtle Lane in Shelburne, Vermont.  At Trad Camp kids ages 7 – 18 learn traditional dance, music […]

11 February 2013 / Read more

Big Heavy World Call to VT Musicians!

James Lockridge, Executive Director of Big Heavy World, a Vermont based music label and radio station, issued this invitation to Vermont musicians to come on the air for their live concert series:  “You’re making music in Vermont, and we’re here to support that effort with projects that help bring new audiences to you. Take advantage […]

11 February 2013 / Read more

2/13, 7pm – Mayfly and the Zeichners at Farmer’s Night

Featured at the YTV sponsored Farmer’s Night this year will be Mayfly (Katie Trautz and YTV board member Julia Wayne) and Louli, Yasi and Oli Zeichner.  Farmers’ Night performances in the Vermont State House in Montpelier are free, featuring music, poetry, historic displays and more.

29 January 2013 / Read more

Young Tradition Vermont Featured in South Burlington Life

The current issue of South Burlington Life magazine has a cover story by Justin Macaneny about Young Tradition Vermont.  Cover photo of Mikaela Moore, and inside photos of Ian Watkins and Haliana Burhans were taken by Steve Mease at last year’s Young Tradition Showcase at City Hall in Burlington.  Don’t know of a web link […]

29 January 2013 / Read more

Geordie Lynd’s ‘Nutrient Rich’ Music at River Arts

Maybe it was having something fun and warm to do on such a cold night, or the solid meal from Stub Earle’s fish fry, or the great vibe we always catch at River Arts…….. whatever the reason, Geordie Lynd (fiddle, guitar and tales and perspectives about mostly West Clare Irish musicians pre-1925) and his guests […]

29 January 2013 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: Hannah Beth Crary

Hannah Beth Crary is a traditional fiddler from northern Vermont who will soon be graduating from St. Michael’s College.  She has been involved with Young Tradition Vermont at a deeper level, for longer, and with more spectacular success than anyone we can think of.  She has performed at a wide variety of YTV events, including […]