All The Traditions

Sundays at 7:00pm

All The Traditions is VPR's folk and world music show. Host, Robert Resnik loves musical "show and tell," and particularly loves to showcase the many talented musicians who live in the VPR listening area. You can also count on All The Traditions for information about upcoming live performances in our area, and for the lowdown on what's new and interesting in the world of folk music. 

VPR Replay: Listen To All The Traditions Online!

After years of fan requests you can now hear All The Traditions (and My Place) anytime, anywhere as part of the VPR Replay stream. If you miss the show or just want to hear it again, you have two weeks to enjoy the show. Listen with the VPR Replay player or look for Replay on the VPR Audio Player, mobile apps and online streams.

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8:52 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Always Expected To Carry The Can!

Dick Gaughan, one of Britain's great songwriters.
Markus Grobmann via of Wikimedia Commons

You can always count on the British to write some of the best union and labor songs, and we'll be enjoying a few of them ourselves this week.  Also songs from Tibet and other points fare east, classic Vermont bluegrass, and much more!

This program will air on Sunday, August 31 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.


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8:05 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Randolph's Very Special Music Festival

De Temps Antan, one of the groups featured at the upcoming New World Festival in Randolph
photo courtesy of De Temps Antan

A preview of the New World Festival, one of Vermont's best summer music festivals; songs for Labor Day weekend, dedications to folk diva Jean Redpath and Vermont fiddler Harold Luce, and, as always, a feast of other local live performances.

This program will air on Sunday, August 24 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

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8:52 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Willa Mamet And Paul Miller Live!

Willa Mamet and Paul Miller
photo by Coal Renee; courtesy of Willa & Paul

Previews of local  festivals and concerts, some timeless music from Africa, and a special live-in-the-studio performance by Vermont/California diva Willa Mamet and Woodbury string wizard Paul Miller.

This program will air on Sunday August 17th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week’s calendar announcements:

The Specker Family Band will perform at the Bondville Fair from 2-4 pm on Sunday August 24 

Spencer Lewis will perform on the town hall green in Waterville on Thursday August 21 at 7 p.m.

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6:52 pm
Sat August 9, 2014

Amazing Voices

fado queen Amalia Rodrigues
photo by Joaquim da Silva Nogueira; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

All kinds of wonderful singers, from world-reknown fadista Amalia Rodrigues to Swan Arcade, a trio that may have recorded the only known a cappella version of the Kinks classic Lola! And of course, previews of all sorts of live performances in the VPR listening area this week.

This program airs on Sunday August 10th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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All The Traditions
9:51 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Richard Thompson Meets Mary McCaslin

Richard Thompson
Anthony Pepitone Wikimedia Commons

A "summer salad" of music, including a new album of acoustic classics by Richard Thompson, a preview of the 9th annual Valley Stage Music Festival in Huntington, some rare Beatles tracks, and Wu Man tearing it up on the Pipa, a Chinese lute.

This program will air on Sunday, August 3 from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Woodchuck’s Revenge will appear at the town gazebo in Canaan, NH on Tuesday August 5 at 7 p.m.

The Rusty Nail in Stowe presents  Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band on Saturday August 9.

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9:33 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Lots And Lots Of Traditions!

Brazilian diva Rosa Passos
photo by Vitor Sa', by permission of the artist

Join us as we put on our traveling shoes: Senegalese mambo, Andean flutes, electric Chicago blues, Cajun two-steps, Malian love songs, Brazilian saudade and more, along with a generous helping of talented local musicians!

This program will air on Sunday, July 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Michele Fay Band will be performing at the Brown Bag Concert Series on the green in Woodstock on Thursday July 31 at noon.

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8:49 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Festivals, Tangos, and Apple and Blueberry Pies!

Finest Kind - Shelley Posen, Ann Downey, & Ian Robb
photo by Alan Dean; courtesy of Finest Kind

Another week chock full of upcoming live concerts, including the Barre Heritage Festival, the Jig in the Valley Festival in East Fairfield, and a rare local performance by one of our favorites, the Ontario-based vocal trio Finest Kind.

This program will air on Sunday July 20th  from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be playing at the Westmore Park, [right in the middle of town] on Sun. July 27th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. as part of the Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Friends of Lake Willoughby. 

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6:04 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

From Mendocino To Molokai Via Monkton Ridge

courtesy of Paul James/Blowzabella

Midsummer musical madness ... all the way from the Kingston Trio to the mad UK septet Blowzabella, and, of course, always back to Vermont !

This program airs on Sunday July 13 from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week’s calendar announcements :

The Burlington acoustic trio Soaked Oats will give a free concert in Burlington’s City Hall park on Wed. July 16 at noon.

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4:11 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Summer Festivals and Village Green Concerts Galore!

Quebecois music masters Le Vent du Nord, one of the featured performers at this year's Middlebury Festival Off the Green.
photo courtesy of the Festival

At the very height of summer music festival season, we preview the Middlebury Festival Off the Green, French Heritage Day in Vergennes, and the Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA, as well as many outdoor concerts all around the VPR listening area!

This program broadcast on Sunday, July 6th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. and online for 2 weeks in VPR Replay.

This week's calendar announcements:

Gordon Lightfoot will perform on the Flynn Mainstage in Burlington on Sat. July 12th.

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8:45 am
Thu June 26, 2014

A New Digital Day !

VPR program hosts Robert Resnik & Joel Najman at the last VPR record swap
photo by Sue Thomas

In addition to the usual magnificent melange of local and world music on the show today, we are celebrating the launch of an exciting new service:  Beginning this week, the two most recent programs of All the Traditions and My Place, Joel Najman's gem and one of VPR's longest-running programs, will be broadcast continuously online!

Listen to these programs at the stream "VPR Replay!"

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