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Spintuition and Instrument Petting Zoo at 27th New World Festival

1 September 2019
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chandler Center for the Arts


Spintuition – winners of the 2019 Contest – will be performing and the Instrument Petting Zoo will be happening at the Chandler’s New World Festival, just part of a diverse array of the finest regional and international performers from the Celtic and French Canadian music and dance traditions, and one of Vermont’s most beloved annual cultural heritage events.  Check program for schedule.

12 noon to 3pm: The Instrument Petting Zoo (IPZ) is a collection of instruments that are installed at public and private schools, farmer’s markets, festivals, parks and recreation programs, music camps, and special events with the express purpose of letting people play them: the sign says ‘please touch the instruments!’

Instruments can often be the keys that help open doors to the world of traditional music and dance for children, which is at the heart of what YTV is about. The IPZ is designed to facilitate the discovery of instruments, the music they can make, and the movement that goes with the music.

YTV started by operating a fiddle loan program, a collaboration with the Vermont Folklife Center and the Leslie A. and Harold E. Greene Fiddle Loan Program. After establishing that program, we continued to receive instrument donations, and not just fiddles. With inspiration, coaching and encouragement from Todd Crowley, founder and director of ‘Todd’s Instrument Petting Zoo’, YTV established an IPZ of its own.

The IPZ includes a wide variety of traditional acoustic instruments: mostly stringed instruments like fiddles, ukuleles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, autoharps, cellos, basses, etc. but also drums, kazoos, maracas, recorders, thumb pianos, tin whistles, and more. Many of the instruments come with a story that we share during installations of the IPZ.

In the midst of Randolph’s historic village center, more than 50 of the best regional and international musicians play concerts on five all-weather stages, participate in dance bands, and share tunes and traditions at this family-friendly festival. Audiences flock to the Festival from all over Vermont, and even Boston, southern Canada, and New York, because of its intimate, joyful atmosphere and its musical focus, unique among a field of notable summer festivals in the state.

For tickets and more information about these artists and others who will be performing on the Festival’s five stages, visit www.NewWorldFestival.com or call the Chandler Box office at 802-728-9878. Discounted adult tickets are available through Friday August 23.

For additional information contact: Karen Dillon – Executive Director director@chandler-arts.org or call 802-728-9878

Tickets and information: 802-728-9878 or www.NewWorldFestival.com

Adults – $39 advance, $44 after August 23
Students, age 13-18 – $12
Children, 12 & under – FREE!
After 6 PM – $31