Young Tradition Vermont

Young Tradition Vermont is a local organization dedicated to making folk music and dance accessible to everyone.

I have been very involved with YTV for many years at this point. In sixth grade I started going to Fiddleheads which is a small group that meets at Vermont Violins and is directed at younger fiddlers. I still go sometimes to help out and learn, and have preformed with them many times. Image may contain: 10 people, people smiling, indoor

I have also been a part of the last two Young Tradition Touring Groups which  are designed to take a group of traditional music students overseas with a performance set  to preform in schools and learn from music students there.

Image may contain: one or more people, people standing, sky and outdoorIn April of 2014 we went to northern England and Scotland and preformed at many schools there. We collaborated a lot with the Northumbrian Ranters who are a similar group to Young Tradition Vermont. We were there for about five days and had a concert every day, though the trip was mostly based around sightseeing. Here is our promotional video.

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In April of 2016 the Young Tradition Touring Group took a trip to Ireland with a slightly bigger group. This tour was very different than the one in 2014. We were jam packed with concerts, workshops, and sessions the entire time. To add to this, we also moved around a lot. The longest we stayed in one place was about two and half days when we were in Ennis. The entire tour was a crazy experience, and I learned a lot about music, as well as myself. Here is the  promo for that trip, as well as an exert from our last concert in Vermont.

 

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Our 2017 tour of Cape Breton island in Nova Scotia was a kind of mix between the England trip and the Ireland trip. For the majority of the trip we stayed at the Gaelic College which is a music school in the rural area of Cape Breton. However, we stayed in Halifax for a day and did a workshop with Dave McIsaac and Allie Bennett who are two well known Canadian fiddlers.

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Here is our complete itinerary:

Saturday 4/22/17

  • snacks and lunch to be brought for the bus ride
  • 8:30am to 9am arrive and load at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington www.sheratonburlington.com (go to rear entrance and back parking lot)
  • 9am travel from South Burlington to St. Stephens, New Brunswick (8 to 10 hours)….. everyone but those listed below
    • 9:15am (approx.) pick up at park & ride in Richmond (Route 2 at Exit 11 on I-89)…… Andrew M, Ben, Kristin, Romy
    • 9:40am (approx.) pick up at park & ride in Berlin (335 Paine Turnpike N, Paine Turnpike at Junction of Vermont 62, southeast of Exit 7 on I-89)…… Alexander A, Molly D, Stella K, Ada S
    • 10:40am (approx.) pick up at park & ride in St. Johnsbury (100 US Route 2 W, at the Junction of US 2B & US 2)….. Anna B, Eliza G and Susan G
    • 2:30pm (approx.) pick up at truck stop in Hermon, Maine, near Bangor (www.dysarts.com Truck Stop at 530 Coldbrook Road, Hermon, ME 04401)….. Rose J
  • 5pm/7pm arrive in St. Stephen, New Brunswick (near Calais, Maine), check in at the Winsome Inn www.winsomeinn.com
  • 7:45pm short walk as full group to meal
  • 8pm meal at the 5 Kings Restaurant & Picaroons Brewhouse www.picaroons.ca/the-5-kings-restaurant-picaroons-brewhouse-st-stephen in St. Stephen
  • 9:30pm short walk as full group from meal back to Winsome Inn
  • overnight at the Winsome Inn

Sunday 4/23/17

  • continental breakfast at the Winsome Inn in St. Stephen
  • 8am travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia (about 6 hours)
  • lunch stop at Tim Horton’s near Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 3pm check in then down time and rehearsal at Cambridge Suites www.cambridgesuiteshalifax.com in Halifax
  • 5:45pm short walk as full group to meal
  • 6pm meal at The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse www.oldtriangle.com in Halifax (contact is Brian Doherty)
  • 7:30pm performance at The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse
  • short walk to Cambridge Suites as full group after performance
  • 10pm overnight at Cambridge Suites
  • 11:59pm+ Pete and Oliver arrive at airport in Halifax from North Carolina and take shuttle or cab to Cambridge Suites

Monday 4/24/17

Tuesday 4/25/17

  • 7:30am to 8:30am breakfast at Gaelic College
  • 8:45am travel from Gaelic College to Louisbourg (about 1 hour)
  • 10am to 11:30am visit and performance George D. Lewis School in Louisbourg www.gdls.ca/?page_id=9 (contact is Paul Gartland)
  • 12pm to 1:15pm boxed lunch and Fortress of Louisbourg guided visit
  • 1:15pm travel from Louisbourg to Sydney (about 30 minutes)
  • 2pm to 2:40pm performance/visit at Conseil scolaire acadien provincial NE www.csap.ednet.ns.ca in Sydney (contact is Sebastien Belzile)
  • 3pm dinner pick up at TBA in Sydney
  • 3:30pm travel from Sydney to Louisbourg (about 30 minutes)
  • 4pm sound check (contact is Jake), rehearsal, set up, dinner at Louisbourg Playhouse (contact is Michele Leamon)
  • 7pm performance at Louisbourg Playhouse www.louisbourgplayhouse.ca in Louisbourg
  • 9pm travel from Louisbourg to the Gaelic College (about 1 hour)
  • 10pm overnight at Gaelic College

Wednesday 4/26/17

    • 7:30am to 8:30am breakfast at Gaelic College
    • 9:30am to 11:15am master class/discussion at Gaelic College……. Otis Tomas starts, Paul Cranford joins in at 10:30am
    • 11:15am travel from Gaelic College to Mabou (about 1 hour)
    • 12:25pm lunch at Dalbrae Academy http://da.srsb.ca in Mabou (contact is Annc Whalley)

 

  • TBA activities for non-performing adults, including scenic drive from 12:25pm to 3pm or accompany group while at Dalbrae Academy

 

    • 1pm+ meet and greet/shared time with students who play and sing at Dalbrae Academy in Mabou (all performing group members, 3 adult staff and 6 adult parents)
    • 2pm to 3pm concert at Dalbrae Academy

 

 

  • 4pm master class/session with Shelly Campbell www.celtic-colours.com/artists/shelly-campbell and visit/tour at Celtic Music Interpretive Centre www.celticmusiccentre.com in Judique
  • 5pm+ catered meal at Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique
  • 7pm Youth Ceilidh with Shelly Campbell and Féis Cape Breton www.feiscapebreton.com and others at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique (contact is Shelly Campbell)
  • 9pm travel from Judique to Gaelic College (about 1 hour)
  • 10pm overnight at Gaelic College

Thursday 4/27/17

  • 7:30am to 8:30am breakfast at Gaelic College
  • morning down time or rehearsal at Gaelic College
  • 10am travel from Gaelic College to Highlands National Park (about 1 ¼ hours)
  • 11:15am Cape Breton Highlands National Park drive www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ns/cbreton/index.aspx (about 2 hours)
  • packed lunch during park drive
  • 1pm+ arrival and set up at École NDA www.nda.ednet.ns.ca in Chéticamp (electric piano available)
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm school performance at École NDA (all performing group members, 3 adult staff and 6 adult parents) (contact is Paul Gallant)
  • 2:30pm+ short bus ride from École NDA to Les Trois Pignons
  • ? 2:45pm to 4pm TBA
  • 4pm radio interview on CKJM 106.1FM www.cjkmfm.ca in Chéticamp (only 1 or 2 group members TBA) (contact is Angus Lefort)
  • 4pm gallery and museum tour of Les Trois Pignons www.lestroispignons.com/museum-gallery in Chéticamp with guide (for everyone except who does the radio interview) (contact is Paul Gallant)
  • travel from Les Trois Pignons to Café Evangeline (about 10 minutes)
  • 5:30pm meal at Café Evangeline in Chéticamp
  • 6:30pm+ walk to La salle Père Anselme-Chiasson followed by rehearsal with Christine Doucet and La Swing du suête
  • 7:30pm performance with Christine Doucet and La Swing du suête  www.celtic-colours.com/artists/la-swing-du-suete (King George IV set done together) set with at La salle Père Anselme-Chiasson www.conseildesartsdecheticamp.ca in Chéticamp (contacts are Paul Gallant and Christine Doucet)
  • 9:30pm travel from Chéticamp to Gaelic College (about 1 1/4 hours)
  • 10:45pm overnight at Gaelic College

 

Friday 4/28/17

Saturday 4/29/17

  • 7:30am to 8:30am breakfast at Gaelic College
  • 8:30am travel from Gaelic College to Sackville, New Brunwick (about 5 hours)
  • boxed lunch and break at TBA stop (Truro or TBA) between Baddeck and Sackville
  • 2pm visit, session, dance, performance with Stacey Read www.musicnb.org/en/directory/stacey-read and students in Sackville, New Brunswick (contact is Stacey Read)
  • 5:30pm+ meal/potluck with Stacey Read and students Royal Canadian Legion in Sackville (51 Lorne Street)
  • 6:30pm/7pm travel from Sackville to near Saint John, New Brunswick (about 2 hours)
  • 9pm overnight at Travelodge www.wyndhamhotels.com/travelodge/saint-john-new-brunswick/travelodge-suites-saint-john/overview near Saint John

Sunday 4/30/17

  • breakfast at Travelodge
  • 8am+ travel from Saint John to Burlington (about 11 hours)
  • lunch at TBA stop between Saint John and Burlington
    • 12:30pm (approx.) drop off at truck stop in Hermon, Maine near Bangor (www.dysarts.com Truck Stop at 530 Coldbrook Road, Hermon, ME 04401)…. Rose J
    • 5:30pm (approx.) drop off at park & ride in St. Johnsbury (100 US Route 2 W, at the Junction of US 2B & US 2)….. Anna B, Eliza and Susan G
    • 6:20pm (approx.) drop off at park and ride in Berlin (335 Paine Turnpike N, Paine Turnpike at Junction of Vermont 62, southeast of Exit 7 on I-89)…. Alexander A, Molly D, Stella K, Ada S
    • 6:45pm (approx.) drop off at park & ride in Richmond (Route 2 at Exit 11 on I-89)…… Andrew M, Ben, Kristin, Romy
  • 7pm (approx.) drop off at the Sheraton in South Burlington….. everyone but those listed above
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