Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, January 25-26, 2020
Keith Murphy, Director
The popular Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival returns Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26, 2020, with music, dance and celebration.
Now a cornerstone of the traditional music calendar in New England, the Northern Roots Festival, directed by Keith Murphy, continues to offer a unique showcase of a variety of northern musical traditions including Irish, Scottish, English and French Canadian. The festival musters the considerable local talent in the Brattleboro area as well as a select roster of regional guests.
The Festival begins Saturday at noon with a full slate of daytime participation and performance activities at the Brattleboro Music Center, including workshops, panels, mini-concerts, a dance band class, and more. Also offered is a special “family track,” which includes a concert and a dance for all ages.
The Festival continues Sunday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. with a boisterous series of participatory sessions — pub singing, French Canadian and Irish tune jamming — at the local pub, McNeill’s Brewery, in Brattleboro.