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Young Tradition Youth Commission Concert on Facebook Live on 7/11/20

11 July 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Facebook Live

Presented by Young Tradition Vermont. Suggested donation. More info from mark.sustic@gmail.com.

Facebook Live on Young Tradition Vermont’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/YoungTraditionVermont/

You don’t have to pay to watch, but we’re assuming you don’t mind being asked for a contribution. $10 suggested at https://paypal.me/YTVermont. Proceeds from this concert supports the Youth Commission’s CD project.  The concert will remain on the Facebook page, and donations can be made anytime before, during or after the concert.

The 2019/2020 Young Tradition Youth Commission was awarded to Romy Munkres. She assembled a group of young musicians (including Ben Munkres, Hadley Stockwell, Fern Tamagini-O’Donnell and Abigail Sandy) who focused on learning about the histories of different traditional musics and about the historical links between styles. Since they already knew a lot about styles of trad music common in Vermont – including Irish, Cape Breton, and Quebecois – they invited local artists to teach about some of the traditions they were less familiar with.

Pete Sutherland – Burlington-based multi- instrumentalist and singer – brought Oldtime music to the group. Alex Kehler – Quebecois fiddle, nyckelharpa and cittern player – taught them Swedish music. Jeremiah McLane – accordionist and pianist – showed them music from central France. Joanne Garten – fiddler and dancer – taught them about different Scottish traditions.

With new knowledge and new tunes – as well as a few of their own – they put together a program designed to show the interconnections between these forms of traditional music through their shared histories. They are working with Colin McCaffrey on recording a CD as their end of year project this summer. Questions or comments about the Commission at mark.sustic@gmail.com.