Northern Roots

Traditional Music Festival

Friday, January 28th, 2022 and Saturday, January 29, 2022

In 2021, this cornerstone of the traditional music calendar in New England was held in virtual form. It was an epic weekend – with fine music, record attendance – and a few things that could only be part of an online festival, including the cat who disconnected the internet, and the performer who found that the best wifi signal was in the chicken coop…

We are not yet ready to go back to full days of happily crowded rooms, hallways, and the pub but it is the 15th year and we are marking the occasion with two in person concerts and two online sessions!

The Northern Roots Festival is known as a showcase of the variety of northern musical traditions including Irish, Scottish, English, French Canadian, Shetland and more. This year is no exception with Welsh and French traditions making appearances!


The Friday night concert (January 28th, 7:30 pm) features: Hanneke Cassel and Yann Falquet, Arthur Davis and Emma Schneider, Rachel Bell and Karen Axelrod, and Rachel Clemente and Dan Houghton

The Saturday evening concert (January 29th, 7:30 pm) lineup includes: Yann Falquet, Becky Tracy, and Keith Murphy; Ben Gagliardi and Armand Aromin; Benedict Koehler and Hilari Farrington; Emerald Rae and Dan Frank.

Visit our performer page to learn more about these amazing musicians!

In person concert tickets are $20 adult, $10 youth (14 and under). There is a discount to attend both shows. Seats are available by clicking on the “Buy Tickets Now” link to the right of the page – or by calling 802.257.4523. Seating is limited and safety protocols require proof of vaccination or negative PCR test. Buy your in person tickets in advance!!

Both concerts will also be live streamed on youtube:

Friday Concert:

Saturday concert:

Online sessions

Irish Session, Saturday January 29th, 4:00 pm: hosted by Benedict Koehler and Hilari Farrington; Vox Hunters Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi. Zoomlink:

French Canadian Session, Sunday, January 30th at noon: hosted by Yann Falquet, Keith Murphy and Eric Boodman. Zoomlink:

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:
Orion Barber, Bill Callahan, Tim Callahan, Deniz Cordell, Andy Davis, September Edaugal, Phil Feidelseit, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Desi Grace, Lynn Herzog, Kate John, Jon Joyce, Susan Boyd Joyce, Jenn Karstad, Mitike Lyons, Sheila Magnuson, Ellen Martyn, Helen Merena, Kristin Outwater, Greg Scharfen and Dave Snyder.

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523