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8 May 2021 / Read more

2021 Young Tradition Festival participants

Here’s a list of folks who performed in some way during the 2021 Young Tradition Festival.  Dangerous because there’s a fair risk of leaving someone out, but had to try.  Thank you all! 129 participants for 3 events 58 5/1/21 contest 1. Carling Berkhout 2. Jaimie and Sean Oshima 3. Corie and Katie Pressley 4. […]

3 May 2021 / Read more

2021 Young Tradition Festival Contest Winners 5/1/21

1st Nora Brown Nora Brown is a 15 year old musician, based in Brooklyn NY. She has been playing the banjo since she was ten, and has studied with numerous masters of the banjo including Lee Sexton of Line Fork, KY, George Gibson of Knott County, KY, Alice Gerrard of Durham, NC, John Cohen of […]

2 May 2021 / Read more

Young Tradition Festival Tribute Concert 5/2/21

Young Tradition Festival concludes today (5/2/21) at 3pm with the annual Tribute Concert, this year featuring the Vermont Folklife Center’s Apprenticeship Program https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/traditional-arts. Yasi Zeicher (YTV Festival Manager) and Mark Sustic (YTV Executive Director) will make some comments at the beginning and at the end, but most of the program will feature live intros and […]

29 April 2021 / Read more

Young Tradition Festival Tribute Concert 5/2/21

The annual Tribute Concert, 5/2/21 starting at 3pm live on the Young Tradition Vermont Facebook page and YouTube Channel, which closes the Young Tradition Festival every year, will focus on the mentors and apprentices involved with the Vermont Folklife Center’s Apprenticeship Program. The 2020-2021 ‘cohort’ of the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program includes 13 collaborations […]

27 April 2021 / Read more

2021 Young Tradition Contest

Young Tradition Festival contest from Yasi Zeicher, Young Tradition Festival Manager The selection process to choose the 10 contest finalists was as difficult as ever – it gets harder every year with all the fantastic talent that comes in. Seeing all the videos that come in makes the contest one of my favorite YTV events […]

26 April 2021 / Read more

Young Tradition Festival sponsors

Still not too late to add your name to the sponsor list for the 2021 Young Tradition Festival.   Info at mark.sustic@gmail.com. Join other sponsors and artists as we celebrate multi-generational mentoring relationships in trad music and dance.

25 April 2021 / Read more

Young Tradition Vermont Festival

The 2021 Young Tradition Vermont Festival is ON (line) for 2 days – Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 2. It’s one of our most public and ambitious events every year – typically a week-long celebration of the multi-generational mentoring relationships in the diverse trad music and dance communities in Vermont and beyond. Young people […]

16 April 2021 / Read more

2021 Young Tradition Contest

Want to be inspired? Take a look at the 2021 entries for the annual contest…. click on the link, then ‘contest submissions’, and under the poster you’ll see videos and bios for who has posted so far. Deadline was 4/15/21. Young Tradition Festival YTV board members and past contest winners will pick 10 finalists, and […]

13 March 2021 / Read more

2021 Young Tradition Festival

The 2021 YT Festival is ON (line) the first Saturday and Sunday in May.  Spread the word! We asked if anyone would be interested, sending surveys in late February/early March…… 50 responded ‘YES’ when asked if they would be interested in entering the contest as an online contestant (entry deadline is 4/15/21, 10 finalists will be […]

2 March 2021 / Read more

YT Festival Contest, Showcase and Tribute concert (5/1/21 and 5/2/21)

We weren’t sure YTV would do a contest this year, part of the annual Young Tradition Festival, which typically happens during the week prior to and the weekend of the 1st weekend in May. Based on feedback, including 39 folks who expressed interest in participating (some of those as solos, some duos, some larger ensembles), […]

13 February 2021 / Read more

Young Tradition Festival News

The 2021 Young Tradition Festival will not include in person weekday concerts as in past years, but the annual contest, the mentor/mentee concert and the tribute event are still being considered.  If you or someone you know would be interested in being part of the contest and/or the mentor/mentee concert, let us know.  Your expressed […]

26 June 2020 / Read more

2020 Contest Winners Concert Review by Ava White

Andrew Caden is a recent high school graduate from Bethesda, Maryland. Primarily an Irish fiddler, Andrew has won numerous All-Ireland medals for slow airs on the fiddle as well as being the 2017 All-Ireland fiddle champion (15-18). He plays in the old Sligo-style, characterized by more ornamentation and rapid playing in comparison to other traditional […]

21 June 2020 / Read more

2020 Contest Winners Concert

The 2020 Young Tradition Contest Winners Concert is scheduled for Tuesday evening at 7pm on Facebook Live at the YTV Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YoungTraditionVermont/ The concert is presented by Young Tradition Vermont, our annual feature of winners at the contest in early May. You don’t have to pay to watch, but we’re assuming you don’t mind […]

6 June 2020 / Read more

Contest Winners Concert 6/23/20

The 2020 Young Tradition Contest Winners Concert is scheduled for Tuesday June 23rd at 7pm featuring Andrew Caden, Sebastiaan West/Abigail Sandy, and François-Félix Roy, performing from their homes to your’s. You don’t have to pay to watch, but we’re assuming you wouldn’t object to making a $10-20 donation for the musicians here or sending a […]

11 May 2020 / Read more

Young Tradition Contest and Violin Raffle Announcements 5/2/20

YTV announced the winners of the 2020 Young Tradition Contest and the winner of the Young Tradition Touring Group violin raffle on Saturday May 2 at 6pm on the Young Tradition Vermont Facebook page.  You can watch the entire event at this link: https://www.facebook.com/YoungTraditionVermont/videos/850143092064012/ 2019 contest co-winners Nora Rodes and Spintuition performed, Kathy Reilly from […]

27 April 2020 / Read more

Contest Winners & Violin Raffle Winner to be announced 5/2/20

YTV will be announcing the winners of the 2020 Young Tradition Contest and the winner of the Young Tradition Touring Group violin raffle on Saturday May 2 at 6pm on the Young Tradition Vermont Facebook page via Facebook Live.  Videos of all contest entries on the  YTV web site.  Guests will include 2019 contest co-winners Nora […]

5 April 2020 / Read more

Young Tradition Contest

Entries for the Young Tradition Contest are now closed.  They have now be distributed to 3 groups of judges: YTV Board of Directors and Advisory Group, past contest winners, and invited judges.  The results will be compiled between now and on line winner announcements on 5/2/20 at approximately 6pm.  More information to come about how […]

19 March 2020 / Read more

2020 Young Tradition Contest

The 2020 Young Tradition Festival has been cancelled.  However the annual contest will continue in an on-line format. In late April and early May, Young Tradition Vermont brings together young people involved in traditional music and dance, and those who support and are interested in what they do, in an effort to share with the […]

16 March 2020 / Read more

Young Tradition Vermont cancellations

Young Tradition Vermont cancellations, verified on 3/15/20 by the Board of Directors. Disappointment is certainly at play, for everyone. The COVID-19 situation is the major variable. We aren’t canceling these activities without careful consideration of the risks (personal and organizational). If you are involved with any of these specific cancellations, you can expect additional detail, […]

27 January 2020 / Read more

Mentor/Teacher Showcase at 2020 Young Tradition Festival 5/2/20

During the last week of April and into the 1st weekend of May 2020 we have our annual Young Tradition Festival in Burlington, bringing together young people interested in traditional music and dance, and the adults to care for and about how that happens. Saturday evening is a highlight for the week, the popular showcase […]