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22 January 2013 / Read more

Young Tradition Showcase on 2/2/13

YTV and Burlington Parks and Recreation presents the annual showcase concert as part of the Burlington Winter Festival, welcoming young people and their teachers/mentors from throughout the region, many who are well known regionally, nationally and internationally as respected performers, composers and recording artists.

17 January 2013 / Read more

Tony Demarco Holds Fiddle Class at Burlington Violin Shop

Tony Demarco’s held a well-attended Irish fiddle class at the Burlington Violin Shop on 1/12/13.  

17 January 2013 / Read more

YTV Young Artist Spotlight: Anna Lindblad

Anna Lindblad‘s powerful fiddle playing is steeped in groove, joy and presence. With a heart beating for tradition she is not afraid to mix it up with new influences. Besides her Swedish fiddling she also plays Québecois and Irish traditional music, always with a smile and a contagiously positive attitude and spirit. Music plays an important […]

17 January 2013 / Read more

Celtic Winter Gathering

Jan. 18-Jan. 20, 2013 at various locations in Richmond, Shelburne, Charlotte and Waterbury The CWG will kick off with a Friday evening concert featuring performances by Mance Grady, Tony DeMarco, Siobhan Butler and guests at All Souls Interfaith Gathering (ASIG) in Shelburne at 7pm.  The weekend includes a Scottish Highland Dance Competition at ASIG on […]

9 January 2013 / Read more

Reunion Concert Showcases YTV Talent

Another amazing evening of talent at the Flynn Space with the Young Traditions Vermont Reunion. Four hours of music, dozens of fiddles, banjos, a harp, dancing, guitars, original songs, new instruments and a whole lot of talent. You can see more photos and download your favorites here.  Thanks Steve Mease for all the wonderful photos! […]

9 January 2013 / Read more

Diversity Rocks! Performs at First Night

Diversity Rocks put on a stellar performance on New Year’s Eve at City Hall for First Night Burlington….. Click here for a video clip from First Night!, with some Diversity Rocks members included.

9 January 2013 / Read more

Acoustic concert with Boston-born accordion player Colm Gannon will play at the Richmond Free Library at 7.30pm on Friday 11th January, 2013. Colm has recently completed the MA in Irish Traditional Music Performance at the University of Limerick, and he will be touring in January to promote his second, highly-acclaimed solo CD, ‘The Rights of […]

12 April 2014 / Read more

Farewell Reunion

We have scheduled our 2014 Farewell Reunion concert the Grace Church in Sheldon for Friday, May 23.  The evening includes a BBQ with the usual potluck between 6pm and 7pm on the lawn in front of the church followed by the concert starting at 7pm.  

29 December 2012 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: Jaden Gladstone

Jaden is the fiddler and banjo player with Appalachia North, the overall winners of the 2012 Young Tradition Weekend Contest.   The trio (also including Nick Dauphinais on guitar and Nick’s brother Lucas Dauphinais on bass) have been playing traditional bluegrass and old time music together for close to 2 years, though all of them […]

29 December 2012 / Read more

From Cirque du Soleil to BBQ Dance Bar

Tessa Bangs (front, second from right in the photo) and her sister Ella are experienced performers with Cirque du Soleil, with whom they have toured worldwide, and have performed (fiddle and step dance) for YTV several times, including last year’s YT Reunion at FlynnSpace, where they performed music they’d learned while on tour with Cirque […]

29 December 2012 / Read more

Celia Woodsmith and Della Mae Tour Central Asia

The gals returned from their monumental tour of Kazakhstan, Tajikstan, Pakistan and beyond……. Here are a couple of their recent travel photos we just had to share…… and here is a really cool video of the song ‘Aged Pine’ done at the US Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, a song Celia wrote for her late father, with the help […]

29 December 2012 / Read more

Young Tradition Reunion Concert, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at FlynnSpace

This is an all-star lineup of performers who have been involved with YTV over the years.  Young artists reunite at the Flynn Space for a spectacular evening of music, dance and song. Get your tickets now!  Much of the most influential traditional and folk music was made by artists in their teens and twenties.  YTV […]

17 December 2012 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: Nicholas Babineau

A native of the Bois-Francs region of Québec, Nicolas Babineau is bursting with a passion for music. The 16-year old’s interest in music started when at age 7 he borrowed his grandfather’s old, untouched fiddle. He first learned guitar and then dedicated himself to fiddle. Nicolas’s playing is based on classical training but it was […]

17 December 2012 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: The Turning Stile (Aaron Marcus and Joanne Garton) with Mikaela Moore

Both Aaron Marcus and Joanne Garton began playing their main instruments at age 5.  Early classical training as soon complimented by varieties of folk dancing and the “trad bug” bit… tunes and steps from Scotland,England, Ireland and Appalachia soon infiltrated their childhoods. An impromptu meeting of the two in the Montpelier metropolis in 2009 led […]

17 December 2012 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: Maja & David (Maja Kjær Jacobsen and David Boulanger)

This duo is based in two places on each side of the planet: Denmark and Québec. Maja and David are folk musicians, each playing the traditional music and singing the songs of their respectable cultures. The duo Maja & David combines the music and singing traditions of Denmark and Québec, only with fiddles, voices and […]

17 December 2012 / Read more

“Diversity Rocks” performs at Burlington First Night, 12.31.12

Diversity Rocks! is a group of international youth who focus on contributing to their community and building a bright future.  They perform as part of Burlington’s First Night Celebrations on December 31st in Contois Auditorium between 3:00 – 4:40. They came together out of a desire to be informed about career opportunities, job training programs, […]

7 December 2012 / Read more

Tax Deductible Donations – Give to YTV this holiday season!

Like any 501c3 non-profit, YTV can accept your tax deductable contributions, this season or any season.  You can donate online through PayPal by clicking here or checks can be sent to Young Tradition Vermont, PO Box 163, Fairfax, VT 05454.  Let us know if you need an acknowledgement of the contribution.   Contact us here if you’re interested […]

7 December 2012 / Read more

“Instrument Petting Zoo” at VT International Fest

Thanks to Ben and April for inviting and accommodating Young Tradition Vermont inaugeral instrument petting zoo display as part of the International Festival this past Friday.  YTV got what we were looking for: the launch of the zoo, performances by Oli, Yasi and Louli Zeichner, and Ceile, Zani and Gabo, a display partnership with the […]

4 December 2012 / Read more

Tim Eriksen with William Lee Ellis, 12/16/12

Tim Eriksen will appear at the New City Galerie at 132 Church Street in Burlington on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 pm.  Young Tradition Vermont board member William Lee Ellis will be opening!

21 November 2012 / Read more

Le Vent du Nord is blowing our way!

Along with Johnson State College, YTV is co-producing Le Vent du Nord on December 2, 2012 at the Dibden Center for the Arts.  Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success. The band has received several prestigious awards, including a Juno, and is now one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits throughout […]