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12 November 2012 / Read more

Irregulars House Concert, Friday 11/16

Come enjoy live music, refreshments and good company.  Cheer on this award-winning local teen fiddle band at a live dress rehearsal for their upcoming recording session in preparation for a CD release! Friday, November 16th, 7:30 in Charlotte Seating is limited – Admission will be by donation, (suggested donation $10)

30 October 2012 / Read more

Music for Sprouts – There’s still room for you!

Music for Sprouts is an Early Childhood Education program that focuses on music and movement for 0-3 year olds at Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne/South Burlington, VT.  Fall sessions meet on Tuesdays.  They’re  just getting underway but there are a few spots left!  Partnered with the community farm they create a unique musical experience that takes full […]

28 October 2012 / Read more

Announcement: Finest Kind cancelled, but tonight’s show goes on!

Due to an illness Finest Kind, scheduled to perform in Burlington tonight to benefit the Champlain Valley Folk Festival, needs to bow out.  However, the show must go on!  Local musicians are rallying to ensure that this important benefit still happens.  Come see our local stars: Deb Flanders, Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, Laura Markowitz, John […]

23 October 2012 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: Ceól Milis

Ceól Milis (pronounced Kyol Mill-ish) is a group of traditional Irish musicians and dancers who are members of the Martin Mulvihill Branch of CCE (Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann) in Pearl River, New York.  This group, all high school students, won second place in the Ceili Band competition at the Irish Music World Competition known as the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann that […]

23 October 2012 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: Saline Fiddlers

Since 1994, the Saline Fiddlers have set the standard for extracurricular music programs in the US. The group began with a simple idea: introduce an alternative style of music education to public school students. It has grown into a model of instruction and motivation that is being emulated across the nation. Yet more importantly, it is an […]

23 October 2012 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: Strawberry Hill Fiddlers

The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers are a group of fiddling teenagers from various high schools in and around Dutchess County, New York.  Directed by Emily Schaad and Carole Schaad, the group has been evolving since 1999. The Fiddlers are now part of Stringendo, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit community music school. The group performs traditional music from across the world, and are […]

23 October 2012 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: Appalachia North

Appalachia North is a promising up-and-coming old time- and bluegrass-inspired trio from the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire who won 1st place at the 2012 Young Tradition Weekend contest. With bluegrass and traditional music running deep in their families’ backgrounds, they’ve been around the block, and have come together to have a great […]

23 October 2012 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: Les Poules a Colin

The winners of the 2008 Young Tradition Weekend contest, the five members of this young group from Lanaudière, Quebec (Beatrix Methe, Sarah Marchand, Eleanor Pitre, Mary and Colin Savoie-Levac) came together at the 2007 Festival Memoire et Racines, inspired by the traditional music learned from their parents, all well known artists in the Quebec traditional music […]

23 October 2012 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: The Irregulars

The Irregulars are a talented and energetic group of young musicians on Vermont’s traditional music scene.  All live in Chittenden County and have taken various pathways to each other and their common interest in learning, arranging and playing traditional music: private lessons, music camps, recordings, concerts, other types of music, Fiddleheads, playing in the Lake […]

23 October 2012 / Read more


YTV has begun a collaboration with musicians and dancers from Quebec we’re calling the TradNation Project.  It involves 15 musicians and dancers, including 6 young artists, from the Québécois traditional music scene.  It is designed to bring Québécois traditional music and dance performances, and participatory dances, workshops and more.  The project’s activities will cover

23 October 2012 / Read more

“Music for Sprouts” launched in Shelburne

The only event presentation YTV was involved in this past week was the successful launch of the Music for Sprouts series at Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne.  Chris Dorman did his usual incredible job of making sure people knew about the opportunity, and did some great preparation.

18 October 2012 / Read more

YTV Annual Meeting Held at Shelburne Farms 09/30/2012

Had a great annual meeting at the Inn at Shelburne Farms on Sunday….. lots of recommendations and decisions about focus for the coming year.  We welcomed new board members Sophia Donforth and Darren Schibler. The primary focus of the YTV annual meeting this year was to take stock of what we’ve been doing, what we continue […]

18 October 2012 / Read more

Young Artist Spotlight: Jeh Kulu Junior

Jeh Kulu Jr. is one component of Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater, which has been teaching, performing and celebrating traditional West African music and dance in the Burlington area since 1993. In the Bambara language of Mali, ‘Jeh Kulu’ means ‘community’ and this is exactly what the group hopes to build.  They bring together […]

18 October 2012 / Read more

Finest Kind to benefit Champlain Valley Folk Festival: 10/28/12

Finest Kind, long among the folk world’s most stellar attractions, will make a rare appearance in Burlington in a ‘Get Out of Debt’ benefit for the Champlain Valley Folk Festival. The Canadian vocal trio,

12 August 2012 / Read more

Young Tradition Musicians at the Calais Concert, 8/19

On Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm, the 14th Annual Calais Concert will be held at the Old West Church in Calais, Vermont. This year, Young Tradition Vermont is co-sponsoring this event which highlights traditional music of New England in honor of Vermont song catcher Helen Hartness Flanders.  

30 July 2012 / Read more

Trad Camp is this week!

Grab your banjo or ukulele, put on your dancing shoes or just hum a fiddle tune to celebrate because TRAD CAMP is this week!  YTV kids and instructors will be in residence at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont  from July 20th through August 3rd  learning about playing, singing and dancing in a variety of traditional and […]

Dermot Byrne, Brid Harper and Floriane Blancke
18 July 2012 / Read more

Dermot Byrne, Brid Harper and Floriane Blancke

Dermot Byrne from Donegal is best known as Altan’s accordion player, the best known Irish band in the world. Bríd Harper also from Donegal is the fiddler many of Ireland’s traditional musicians cite as a major influence, having been senior All-Ireland champion and Fiddler of Dooney winner.  Floriane Blancke, from Paris is a harpist, fiddler, pianist and vocalist […]

20 June 2012 / Read more

David Boulanger and Paul Marchand

David Boulanger is best known as La Bottine Souriante’s fiddler, the best known Quebecois band in the world. He is an exceptional Quebecois player and is also a respected jazz violin player and composer and arranger in Montreal. Paul Marchand is from the Lanaudiere region of Quebec and one of the premier accompanists in the traditional music […]

13 April 2014 / Read more

2014 Young Tradition Weekend

May 9th through May 11th Young Tradition Vermont Burlington Parks and Recreation, Integrated Arts Academy, Queen City Contras, Vermont Children’s Hospital, Shelburne Museum, New City Galerie, Vermont Folklife Center and others will present a weekend of young folks doing old stuff….. dancing, singing and playing

22 May 2012 / Read more

Sign up for Trad Camp!

There’s still space at Trad Camp!  Trad Camp is a week long day camp at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont  from July 20th through August 3rd, presented by Burlington Parks and Recreation and Young Tradition Vermont with 242 Main Academy and others, where children and youth aged 7 to 18 can learn about playing, singing and […]