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Northern Roots Festival: Pub Sessions

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Click here to view Festival schedule.

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.

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.

A cornerstone of the traditional music calendar in New England, the Festival begins Saturday, January 27, from noon to 5 p.m., as the BMC 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 Gowan, 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).


January 28
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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River Garden Marketplace
157 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT United States
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BMC Bravo Society

We are pleased to honor the following for their help during this past season:
Karen Becker, Crager Boardman, Deb Bunker, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Cathie Creed, Rebecca Curzon, Becky Day, Bill Dixon, Kim Effron, Phil Feidelseit, Lotte Gannon-Kurowski, Greg Goodman, Marta Gossage, Bill Gottesman, Rebecca Greene-Cramer, Freddie Hart, Jenelle Harvey, Kimi Hasegawa, Cal Heile, Richard Henke, Frances Herbert, Lynn Herzog, Jenny Holan, Jon Joyce, Susan Kunhardt, Lerna, Meg Lyons, Joe Madison, Joanne McLellan, Helen Merena, Raquel Moreno, Kris Outwater, Kaylina Phoenix, Antje Ruppert, Perrin Scott, Betsy Whittaker, Pete Wilson, Tom Yahner and Louise Zak.

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

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