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Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival

 

Saturday & Sunday, January 26-27, 2019

Keith Murphy, Director

The popular Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival returns Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27, 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.

On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Traddleboro takes the BMC stage, continuing an annual Northern Roots Festival tradition that brings together a group of local musicians specifically for the festival. This year’s incarnation features local pub singers Kirk Dale, Kate Richardson, Paul Eric Smith, and Amanda Witman.

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.

Click here for a full schedule!

 

Year Round BMC Traditional Music Programs

  • BMC Bravo SocietyThe 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 from November 2018 through April 2019:
    Carol Barber, Orion Barber, Rick Barron, Gussie Bartlett, Karen Becker, Mara Berkley, Robert Bonneau, Crager Boardman, Tim Callahan, Terry Carter, Walter Cramer, Charles Crowther, Maisie Crowther, Becky Eisenhandler, Judy Fink, Roberta Flatley, Rob Freeberg, Caleb Fritz, Clara Fritz, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Don Grybko, Sophie Hannah, Freddie Hart, Kimi Hasegawa, Francis Hebert, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Claudia Jacobs, Jonah Johnson, Stephen Lloyd, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Cecil Maxfield, Steve Minken, Keith Murphy, Ralph Palmer, Guy Payne, Ellen Peters, Virginia Pick, Jon Potter, Jaki Reis, Camille Robertson, Laura Robertson, Monique Shurman, Paul Eric Smith, Becky Tracy, Melissa Trainor, Riis Whitworth, Betsy Willams, Laura Bryant Williams, Pete Wilson and Lani Wright. Also included…the BMC Flute Choir (Robin Matathias: Conductor, Ellen Chornoboy, Jane Olmstead, Amanda Paradis, Shelley Sparks, Caitlin Sullivan, and Lynn Valente) and Gowan Brae (Bruce Frank, Karen Frank Bob Naess, Antje Ruppert, and Alison Schantz)

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523

info@bmcvt.org

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