VPR Music

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A wealth of demos and new releases, many upcoming concerts, and a taste of classic Vermont bluegrass!

This program will air on Sunday February 25th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh presents Nashville band Runaway Home on Friday March 2nd at 7:30 p.m.

The Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Jericho presents the Phineas Gage Project on Sunday March 4th at 2 p.m.

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An upcoming local Tom Rush concert, President's Day songs, the late great Hugh Masakela, and much much more!

This program will air on Sunday February 18th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Guitarist Peter Ciluzzi will be at the Zenbarn in Waterbury Center on Tuesday February 20th at 7:30 p.m.

Rick Norcross will kick off the first celebration of his 55th anniversary year as a professional musician with a multi-media concert at Burlington’s Willard Street Inn on Saturday evening, February 24th.

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A glorious confluence of Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day, a preview of the Dance Flurry in Saratoga Springs and the Peacham Winter Carnival (in Peacham, of course), and  lots and lots of other Vermont music too.

This program will be aired on Sunday February 11th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Peacham Winter Carnival is happening on Saturday February 17th.  Featured performers will include Alan Greenleaf, Steve Galinat, and Carol Hausner with the Doctor.

The pleasures of rediscovering a long-lost Dave Van Ronk album, all kinds of upcoming local performances, and a set of "Daddy Songs" just because!

This program will air on Sunday February 4th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Pete’s Posse will be performing at the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House on Sunday, February 11th at 4 p.m.

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A tip of an upside-down guitar neck to Vermont producer, author, and musician Jim Rooney, celebrating his 80th birthday this month, marveling at Indian ragas played on a soprano sax, and the usual wide variety of all things musical (especially from Vermont)!.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Jericho presents Cricket Blue on Sunday February 4th at 2 p.m.

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On this week's program we preview two classy Vermont festivals, Montpelier's Spice on Snow Festival and Brattleboro's Northern Roots Festival, take a musical spin around Africa, and revel in some interesting new releases from near and far.

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

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Some comments on our wild weather, a nod to birthday boy and New England string wizard Martin Grosswendt, lots of local music, and much more!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Barika will perform at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe on Saturday, January 20th  at 7:30 p.m.

The Vermont Celtic band  Gypsy Reel will be playing RiRa in Burlington every Wednesday from 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

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Warm songs to bring in the year and to conclude a very chilly and windy weekend.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Durham County Poets will be performing at the Zenbarn in Waterbury Center on Thursday January 11th at 9 p.m.

Local Celtic harpist Dominique Dodge with special guest Emerald  Rae will be performing at the New City Galerie in Burlington on Sunday January 14th at 8 p.m.

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We wrap up 2017 with a recap of some of our favorite new releases of the old year, with some previews of upcoming live performances, and with a wealth of wonderful world music too!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Good Times Café in Hinesburg presents Montreal guitarist Adam Karch on Saturday January 6th.

North Country singer and songwriter Eddie Lawrence will be at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Friday January 5th at 7:30 p.m.

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We celebrate Christmas Eve with songs of the season, and with an amazing variety of local musicians who will be playing in our area on and around New Years Eve!

This program will air on Sunday December 24th, 2017 from 7-9 p.m.

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Join us for the annual "light show," where we help to brighten up the darkest days of the year with songs about darkness and light by everyone from Earl (Scruggs) to Ella (Fitzgerald).

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor are appearing December 22nd [Friday] at Highland Lodge, Greensboro, Vt. from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Stone Church Center in Bellows Falls presents “Solstice Cello by Candlelight” with Eugene Friesen on Thursday, December 21st at 7:30 p.m.

'Tis The Season: 2017 VPR Holiday Programming

Dec 6, 2017
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This holiday season, make VPR and VPR Classical part of your celebrations! Enjoy a variety of traditional and new programs and music, a special holiday playlist from VPR Music, Favor Johnson, VPR Classical's "Messiah Watch" and more.

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Vermont bagpipers, Catalonian songbirds, more new releases, and a diverse and interesting calendar as we hunker down for the dark days of winter.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Nectar’s in Burlington presents The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars on Friday December 15th

The Hello Darlin’ Community Christmas Concert will be held at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E. in Montreal) on Saturday December 16th . Featured musicians include Michael Jerome Browne, Rob Lutes, and many more.

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We welcome in December with a wealth of new releases by local artists, and with some old favorites too!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Brandon Music presents the Dupont Brothers on Saturday December 9th at 7:30 p.m.

The Stone Church Center in Bellows Falls presents harpist and vocalist Aine Minogue on Saturday, December 9th at 7:30 p.m. 

Whatever your celebrations, VPR Music has you covered with a "genre-free" playlist, sure to make your holidays merry and bright.

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We lead up to Thanksgiving week with a little taste of Italy, some western swing, and tales of rough weather on the high seas and the Great Lakes (for starters!)

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

This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a contra dance at Tracy Hall in Norwich on Saturday November 25th from 8-11 p.m. Nils Fredland will be the caller with music provided by The Upper Valley All Stars.

Headshot of composer and arranger Robert De Cormier
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Robert De Cormier has been revered for his work as a composer, musician and prolific arranger of choral music. He passed away Tuesday at the age of 95.

Down From Canada

Nov 8, 2017
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Acadian driftwood, sweet thoughts about the late great Robert DeCormier, and loads of live local performances!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Acoustic guitar master Richard Smith will be playing at the Good Times Café in Hinesburg on Wednesday November 15th at 8:30 p.m.

Some marvelously creepy songs for Halloween, a bit of very early Paul Simon, East African dance music, the late great Dave Van Ronk, and, of course, previews of some live performances in our area! 

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

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What's New?

Oct 21, 2017
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Lots of new releases, and some choice classics too !

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Mammals will be perforoming at Café Lena in Saratoga Springs on Friday October 27th. They will be also playing at Next Stage in Putney on Saturday October 28th at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a  Breton/Central French balfolk dance in Acworth, NH, on Sunday October 29th

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