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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Where are the playlists for the 2 most recent weeks?

photo by Joe L. Knaepen; courtesy of the Artist

Music from some of the all-time great harmonica masters to honor the life and music of  Toots Thielemans, one of the greatest of all, who died earlier this week at the age of 94.  Also a preview of the 24th annual New World Festival, another high point in a summer full of great folk music.

This program will air on Sunday August 28th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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photo by Rich Anderson, courtesy of Wikipedia

Many flavors of David Grisman, songs from Finland and the Carolinas, and a whole lot of Vermont music too!

This program will air on Sunday August 21st from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Michele Fay Band will be performing at Shelburne Farms at the barn, on August 24th from 6:30 - 8:30. The event is free.

The Dave Keller Blues Band will be playing at the Christ Church Pocket Park in Montpelier on Thursday August 25th at noon.

photo courtesy of Les Charbonniers

Music from Rio to Repentigny, and a preview of the upcoming Peacham Acoustic Music Festival, one the musical highlights of a Vermont summer!

This program will air on Sunday August 14th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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Village Harmony will be performing at the First Congregational Church in Burlington on Monday August 15 and at Christ Church in Montpelier on Tuesday August 16th.  Music begins at 7:30.

Chris & Meredith Thompson will be performing at the Music Box in Craftsbury on Saturday August 20th at 8 p.m.

photo courtesy of Wikipedia

An audio peek at Pronto Monto, the only McGarrigle Sisters album never released on CD (until now!), lots of local music, new releases of all flavors, and some choice old gems.

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

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The Meeting House on the Green in E. Fairfield presents Tim McKenzie with special guests Bruce McKenzie, Deb Patton, Marcia Brewster, and Nancy Beaven on Saturday August 13th. Music begins at 7 pm, doors at 6:30.

photo courtesy of the Artist

Lots of performances by local musicians, luscious and sensuous Italian music, some good old teary eyed country music, and much much more!

This program will air on Sunday July 31st from 7 - 10 p.m.

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The duo Red Tail Ring will be performing at the Huntington Town Library on Thursday August 4th at 7 p.m.

On Saturday August 6th Vermont musician Davey Davis, with special guests Kristina Stykos & Tad Davis, will be performing at the Whammy Bar in Calais at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

photo by Jean-Luc, courtesy of Wikimedia

A feast of new midsummer releases, Creedence Clearwater covers in Spanish, and Ry Cooder's classic tribute to John Lee Hooker (though I'm not quite convinced about that "president" thing.... !)

This program will air on Sunday July 24th from 7-10 p.m.

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The Greg Ryan Band will be performing in Rochester, VT as part of their Concerts in the Park series on Sunday July 31st at 6:30 p.m.

photo by Jac. de Nijs / Anefo; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

French waltzes, folk revival classics,  bossa nova, Cape Verdean saudade, cajun two-steps, and a generous helping of Vermont music....and that's just an overview !

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

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photo by Carl Van Vechten, courtesy of Wikipedia

We've got it all this week: Spine-tingling a cappella, some of the best from North Africa, new releases, upcoming concerts, and Ms. Mahalia Jackson !

This program will air on Sunday, July 10th from 7-10 p.m.

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Alan Greenleaf will be playing at the Littleton [NH] Farmers Market on Sunday, July 17th from 10 a.m. to 1.

photo by Larry Miller, coutesy of Wikimedia

A preview of the Middlebury Festival on the Green, lots of interesting new releases, and a special dedication to bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley.

This program will air on Sunday July 3rd from 7 - 10 p.m.

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photo by Patricia R. Munõz, courtesy of the Artist

A selection of choice world music from the ARC music label, a preview of the Chants de Vielles festival in Quebec, the early morning rain, and much much more.

This program will air on Sunday, June 26th from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Rod MacDonald will be performing in Bennington at the UU Fellowship Meetinghouse Café on Friday July 1st at 8 p.m.

The Dupont Brothers will be at the Ripton Community Coffeehouse on Saturday July 2nd. The fabulous open mic begins at 7:30 followed by the featured performers.

photo by Miriam Resnik

We celebrate our 20th annual Father's Day show with songs about dads, papas, and daddios!

This program will air on Sunday June 19th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Janis Ian: Live From Grand Center, a PBS concert video produced by Flynn Center director John Killacky, will be airing on Vermont ETV a number of times beginning this week and continuing through early July.

The Black Feathers from Gloucestershire, England will be performing at Spruce Peak Performing Arts  in Stowe on Thursday,June 23rd beginning at 7 p.m.

photo Public Domain

A musical preview of the musical portion of the Festival Sur les Canal in Montreal, the Turough O'Carolan festival in Worcester,  and the Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge, more new releases, and some very jazzy clarinet players too!

This program will air on Sunday, June 12th from 7-10p.m.

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photo by Jean Luc Orlin, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Thinking about Dave Swarbrick, one of the great English folk rock fiddlers, who passed on this week at the age of 75.  Also welcoming in June with music from Quebec, with a touch of classic jazz too.

This program will air on Sunday, June 5th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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Lewis Franco & The Missing Cats will perform at Leunig’s in Burlington
On Saturday June 11th from 2 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.

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Featuring music from Cornwall all the way to Cape Verde, and wishing a happy 75th birthday to Bob Dylan!

This program will air on Sunday May 29th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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photo courtesy of VPR

A special program for this week: While our new production studio is being constructed, we will broadcast an archival show that features some our all-time favorites !

This program will air on Sunday, May 22nd from 7 - 10 p.m.

photo by Pix Gremlin; courtesy of Wikipedia

New releases, local gigs, and some sweet memories of the Shetland Folk Festival!

This program will air on Sunday May 15th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a house concert at 338 Thompson Rd. in Shelburne on Friday May 20th featuring Corey DiMario, Jeremiah McLane and Owen Marshall on Friday May 20th.    6pm supper, 7pm music, wine and dessert at intermission   
For reservations and information, please call 802  985-1124.

Happy Mother's Day

May 7, 2016
photo by Kevin Bloom, courtesy of Cricket Blue

We celebrate our 20th Mother's Day special on All the Traditions with songs about mamas, mothers, and more!

This program will air on Sunday, May 8th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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May Day !

Apr 24, 2016
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Welcoming the first of May with prom songs, Morris dancers, and a sampling of the amazing music that was released on Elektra Records during the folk boom of the mid- to - late 1960s.

This program will air on Sunday May 1st from 7 - 10 p,m,

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Possumhaw will be performing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse located in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Plattsburgh, NY on Friday May 6th at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7

photo by DB, courtesy of Wikipedia

A preview of an upcoming folk music extravaganza at the Cafe Lena in Saratoga Springs, essential listening from some real Gypsy bands, blazingly fabulous acoustic guitarists, and much more!

This program will air on Sunday April 24th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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The Freelance Family Singers of Woodstock will welcome spring with family friendly concerts to be held on SaturdayApril 30th at 7:00 P.M. and on Sunday May 1st at 3:00 P.M.   The chorus, directed by Ellen Satterthwaite, will perform at Woodstock's First Congregational Church.

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Bluesy women, Scottish pipemasters, some songs about the Titanic, and, of course, a little Merle Haggard too !

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Katie Trautz will be performing at ArtsRiot on Pine St. in Burlington on Thursday April 21st with songwriters Mo Kenney and Hannah Fair – doors open at 8 p.m. for the 8:30 show.

John Specker will perform a solo concert of traditional American music on Sunday, April 24th, from 2- 4 p.m. at the Andover Town Hall. Admission is free.

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