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Northern Roots Festival: Daytime Programming

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The 17th annual Northern Roots Festival once again offers daytime workshops, a Saturday evening concert, and Sunday pub sessions to delight lovers of traditional northern musical traditions which this year include Irish, English, French Canadian, Scandinavian, and New England.

A cornerstone of the traditional music calendar in New England, the Festival begins Saturday, January 27, from noon to 5 p.m., as the Brattleboro Music Center hosts workshops on a wide variety of topics. Attendees can learn more about everything from Fiddle styles and harmony singing, to Irish set dancing and tunes from around the northern hemisphere. There will also be a special session introducing participants to the materials in the Tony Barrand Library, a selection of which is currently on display at the BMC.

On Saturday evening at the BMC, a 7:30 p.m. concert will feature the Irish music and dance of Eight Feet Tall (Rebecca McGowan, Dan Accardi, Armand Aromin, Jackie O’Riley); the Scandinavian stylings of Triga (Eric Boodman, Anna Breger, Yaniv Yacoby); and local performers Jake Grieco and Cedar Stanistreet, Amanda Witman, and Traddleboro 2024 (Laurel Swift, Lissa Schneckenburger, Liana Moskowitz).

The Festival continues on Sunday, January 28, with sessions including a Pub Sing, French Canadian Session, and Irish Session, all hosted downtown at the River Garden Marketplace from 1 to 5:30 p.m.


January 27
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Brattleboro Music Center
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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BMC Bravo Society

The Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help in recent months:
Crager Boardman, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Cathie Creed, Rebecca Curzon, Becky Day, Paul Dedell, Bill Dixon, Kim Effron, Phil Feidelseit, Bill Gottesman, Oliver Greene-Cramer, Rebecca Greene-Cramer, Freddie Hart, Kimi Hasegawa, Cal Heile, Richard Henke, Frances Herbert, Jon Joyce, Susan Kunhardt Lerna, Joe Madison, Joanne McLellan, Helen Merena, Raquel Moreno, Kris Outwater, Jon Potter, Antje Ruppert, Betsy Whittaker and Louise Zak

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523