The final project/EP release concert for 2020/2021 is a wrap! The Youth Commission project continues to lead YTV toward joyous possibilities for its programs and activities….. rehearsals, recordings, performances, mentoring, community service. Thanks Maeve (commissioned artist), Anya, Eme, Ben and Hadley for dedicating the time, energy and focus to making it a successful run since […]
…… thanks to many family, friends and supporters! claim yours at this Kickstarter link! ….. 2020/2021 commissioned artist Maeve Fairfax opens the box!
The New World Festival returns! The 29th edition of Chandler’s NWF will resume as usual this September 5, Labor Day Sunday. The NWF will once again bring the unique musical styles of Celtic and French-Canadian music and dance to downtown Randolph. The gates open at noon for food vendor sales, and four stages of live […]
YTV Youth Commission and Contest Winner (Owen Kennedy) at the 2021 New World Festival…. tickets on sale now.
The Youth Commission (Maeve, Anya, Hadley, Eme, Ben) continues to rehearse in East Middlebury, including Saturday afternoon (5/8/21). Preparations are underway for recording sessions with Colin McCaffrey and performances at a couple of virtual summer festivals. EP release planned for August with a TBA release concert by the end of summer. Here’s a quick post-performance […]
https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/untapped-blog/episode-19-sweetest-joys-indeed Includes Youth Commission leader Meave Fairfax…… hosted/produced by Mary Wesley, including Pete Sutherland, Margaret MacArthur and more! Just Maeve’s part here: https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/fieldnotes/maple-sweet-2021
10am Fiddleheads residency rehearsal with Sarah Blair and preparation for 3/16/21 performance for the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival. 3pm Touring Group rehearsal and preparation for 7pm performance for the Chandler Center in Randolph 7pm Touring Group (Youth Commission as opener) first performance of the year for the Chandler Center in Randolph (access via Chandler Center […]
The 2020/2021 Youth Commission led by Maeve Fairfax continues to rehearse, learn from mentors including Moira Smiley, Deb Flanders and Pete Sutherland, and prepare for possible performances and an end-of-year EP CD project. Maeve was featured in a Kid’s VT article released in early February, everyone performed at a CD release event in January (for […]
The 2020/2021 Youth Commission led by Maeve Faifax continues to rehearse, learn from mentors like Moira Smiley, Deb Flanders and Pete Sutherland, and prepare for possible performances and an end-of-year CD project. The 2019/2020 group led by Romy Munkres will be doing an online performance in December to celebrate the release of the first Youth […]
Chandler Center for the Arts is pleased to announce: The 28th New World Festival Will Happen Despite Covid-19! New World Festival Fans take heart! On Sunday, September 6, at 7:30PM to 9:30PM Chandler’s New World Festival will stream music both live from Chandler Music Hall’s main stage in Randolph, and premier virtual performances from around […]
Young Tradition Vermont continues its Youth Commission program for a second year. The Youth Commision is a group of high school-aged musicians who play and sing in traditional styles. They start rehearsals in September, and will be scheduling performances starting in January and continuing into the summer of 2021, including the annual Young Tradition Festival […]
7/11/20 Young Tradition Youth Commission concert review written by Ava White The 2019/2020 Young Tradition Youth Commission was awarded Romy Munkres last summer. She assembled Ben Munkres, Hadley Stockwell, Fern Tamagini-O’Donnell, and Abigail Sandy (some of whom may be recognizable as performers in previous Young Tradition concerts and the Touring Group) to form a group […]
The 2019/2020 Young Tradition Youth Commission was awarded to Romy Munkres. She assembled a small group of young musicians 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 […]
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, […]
Young Tradition Vermont (YTV) has created a Youth Commission thanks to encouragement and support from the Nelson Family Foundation and others. The ensemble has been rehearsing since September 2019 and has performed at the annual New Year’s Eve HIGHLIGHT! FESTIVAL in Burlington (12/31/19), the Spice on Snow Festival in Montpelier (1/25/20) and the Highland Center […]
Young Tradition Vermont (YTV) announces its first Youth Commission. The YTV Youth Commission Ensemble has been rehearsing this fall and their first performance is scheduled for December 31, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Fletcher Free Library, in Burlington, VT as part of the annual HIGHLIGHT! FESTIVAL. Additional performances by the Ensemble are being scheduled […]
The Youth Commission is one of the 30 programs managed by Young Tradition Vermont. Each year a current or previous member of the Young Tradition Touring Group is selected for the YTV commission for the year (July through the following June). The person selected is charged with creating a small ensemble (4-6 members) and a […]
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