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. 

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9:22 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

A Toast to Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester

Remembering the Titanic, ramping up for Passover, and celebrating American songwriter Jesse Winchester and all the beautiful music he created.  Jesse died this week after a long battle with cancer.

Broadcast Sunday, April 13th from 7:00-10:00 p.m

This weeks calendar announcements:

There will be a Contra Dance in Rochester on Thurs. April 17th at Pierce Hall, 38 Main St, Rochester.  For April, we'll have Lausanne Allen calling to the music of George White and friends.

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9:10 am
Tue April 1, 2014

April Come She Will

The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars

Now that it's (finally) starting to feel like spring, we welcome in the always-surprising month of April with new releases, old favorites, and upcoming live concerts ranging from the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars to Dougie MacLean! 

Broadcast Sunday April 6th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars will play selections from their new Cumbancha recording at Higher Ground in South Burlington on Mon. April 7th at 8:00 p.m.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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5:07 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

From Archie to Anais

Garnet Rogers

We celebrate an absolute wealth of live concerts upcoming all over the VPR listening area this week, including shows by Scotland's great Archie Fisher (with special guest Garnet Rogers), Vermont's great Anais Mitchell, and New Jersey's great John Gorka, a set of classic and modern Calypso, some local Francophone divas, and much much more!

Broadcast on Sunday, March 30th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Cormac McCarthy will perform at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Fri. April 4th at 7:30 p.m.

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8:53 am
Wed March 19, 2014

A Musical Entrance Into "Not Quite Spring"

As warmer weather approaches, the number of live shows in our area increases exponentially !  We preview shows from Montreal all the way south to Saratoga Springs, and wish a special happy 45th birthday this week to Andy Cutting, one of the world's great melodeon players ! 

Broadcast Sunday March 23rd 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Gurf Morlix will perform in the Windham Ballroom In Bellows Falls on Sat. March 29th. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., the show starts at 8:30.

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9:51 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Fadistas, St. Patrick, and Sardinian Throat Singers !

the Tenores de Aterue !

Another glorious hodgepodge of music from Vermont and around the world, with a special preview of the Tenores de Aterue, a wild quartet from Williamstown, MA who will be performing in Montpelier and Burlington next week, and that specializes in Sardinian four-part harmonies, sometimes with throat singing!

Broadcast Sunday March 16th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

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9:44 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Spring Forward !

Leyla McCalla

Fantastic  new releases from New Orleans diva Leyla McCalla and Malian desert bluesmen Tinariwen, some classic bossa nova, and a wealth of live local performances to welcome daylight savings time !

Broadcast on Sunday March 9th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

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9:04 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Anais Mitchell and Mardi Gras

Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer, 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Music award winners !

Previews  of many local performances (with almost everything happening on Saturday 3/9!) , Fat Tuesday, and some winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Awards!

Broadcast Sunday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Modern Grass Quintet will be performing a concert at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Whallonsburg, NY on Sat. March 8th  at 7:30 p.m.

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6:13 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

A Marvelous Mid-Winter Hodgepodge

A bit of pre-Mardi Gras Cajun, some Andean winds, and wild covers of some Jimi Hendrix classics.  Also some searing gospel from Aretha and from the Fairfield Four ! 

Broadcast  Sunday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Doug Perkins will perform with Jamie Masefield and Tyler Bolles at the Ripton Community Coffee House with special guest Kristina Stykos on Sat., March 1 at 7:30 p.m. Ripton Community House, Route 125, Ripton.

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10:57 am
Sat February 15, 2014

For Shirley and For Sean

Lots of wonderful local music, some Jimmie Rodgers, and special dedications to Shirley Temple Black and also to Sean Potts, the Chieftans original tin whistle player, both of whom passed on this week!

Broadcast Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Hanover Friends Meeting House, 43 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH presents a solo concert with Brendan Taaffe on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

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5:03 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

For Bob McQuillen

Thinking of Bob McQuillen, one of New England's great contradance musicians and composers - he wrote literally thousands of dance tunes!  Bob died this week at the age of 90, surrounded by music and by friends who have played music with him for years.  His music starts and ends the show today.

Broadcast Sunday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Old Songs will present the Nuala Kennedy Band, on Friday, February 14th at 8:00 p.m. at 37 South Main Street, Voorheesville, NY.

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