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Great ballads, classic southern yodelers, some luscious fado, and the Silly Sisters too !

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Rebecca Padula will be playing at the Bees Knees in Morrisville on Friday October 30th at 7:30 p.m.

Ken Anderson and Rebecca Hall, also known as Hungrytown, will be performing at the Deborah Rawson Library in Jericho on Sunday November 1st at 2 p.m.

photo by Natalie Stultz

We celebrate the anniversary of All the Traditions first broadcast in 1996 with a festival of live-in-the-studio performances that we have hosted over the years, and, fittingly, with a huge list of great live shows happening this week in the VPR listening area.

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

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Hoping for some eventual fall colors, with upcoming live performances in the VPR listening area by Arlo Guthrie, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Scots Gaelic diva Julie Fowlis, and many more....welcome to October!

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

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We prepare to waltz into early fall with a tribute to British folk icon Ewan Maccoll, celebrated this week by the release of an all-star set of his songs by folk music royalty.  Also looking forward to upcoming shows by desert guitar bluesman Vieux Farke Toure and a dream ticket of Ry Cooder and Ricky Skaggs coming up in November!

This program will air on Sunday September 20th from 7-10 p.m.

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A musical journey from Tasmania to the Mississippi Delta, with stops along the way in Wales, Kentucky,  Greenwich Village, and other interesting places both near and far!

This program will air on Sunday September 13th from 7-10 p.m.

This weeks calendar announcements:

They Might Be Gypsies will perform at Burnham Hall in Lincoln on Saturday, September 19th at 7:30pm

Celtic harpist Kim Robertson will perform at the North Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury on Thursday, September 17th at 7 p.m.

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We welcome in the month with songs for Labor Day, new releases by Scottish bard Archie Fisher and English folk hero John Roberts, and with a nod to the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan's groundbreaking album Highway 61 Revisited.

This program will air on Sunday September 6th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Dave Keller will be playing solo at the Whammy Bar in Calais on Thursday September 10th at 7pm

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Dave Van Ronk, Jimmie Rodgers, and a preview of the upcoming 23rd annual New World Festival in Randolph!

This program airs on Sunday August 30th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The 23rd Annual New World Festival will be held On Sunday September 6th in downtown Randolph. Featured performers include Troy MacGillivray, Andrea Beaton, Pete’s Posse, Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville, Mayfly, Dan Houghton, and many many more…music begins at noon

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Where else on the dial can you find sea chanteys, cumbia from Colombia, the English folk hero Ewan MacColl, and a preview of an amazing tango festival coming up in and around Stowe next weekend?  Let's dance !

This program will air on Sunday, August 16th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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photo courtesy of Michele Choiniere

With the Peacham Acoustic Music Festival and a summer concert in Calais featuring an all-star cast of Vermont folk musicians coming right up , it truly feels as if the summer music season is in full swing!

This program will air on Sunday, August 9th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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There will be a contra dance at the Tunbridge Town Hall on Friday August 14th at 7:30 p.m. All dances are taught, and new dancers are always welcome.

photo by Rob Mieremet, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Sets celebrating great musicians of Mali and South Africa, a preview of the Valley Stage Festival in Huntington and the Banjo Dan Bluegrass Review in Derby Line, and much more!

This program will air on Sunday August 2nd from 7 - 10 p.m.

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On Wednesday August 5th, Katy Trautz and the Green Mtn. Playboys will perform in Middlesex at the Martha Pellerin and Andy Shapiro bandstand at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan "electrifying" performance at the Newport Folk Festival, and appreciating the far-reaching influence of Theodore Bikel, actor and folksinger, who died this week at the age of 91.

This program will air on Sunday July 26th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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Bramblewood, featuring Carol Hausner, Danny Coane, & Colin McCaffrey, will perform in the Christ Church Courtyard, 64 State Street in Montpelier on Thursday,July 30th at noon.

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Live performances in gazebos, on village greens, and in festivals near and far, remembering one of Mary McCaslin's classic albums on Philo Records, and a doff of the cowboy hat to Hank Williams, one of America's great songwriters.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Roosevelt Dime will perform at Nectar’s in Burlington on Thursday July 23rd at 10 p.m., and on Saturday July 25th at the Rusty Nail in Stowe at 9 p.m.

photo by Jack Rowell

New albums from central Vermont songwriters Kristina Stykos and Bow Thayer, tons of local music, and Neil Young arrives at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in just one week !

This program will air on Sunday July 12th from 7-9 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents Jennifer Licko for a concert of  ‘Scots Gaelic Song’ at the Nelson Town Hall on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 PM 

Pink Martini will be at the Hopkins Center in Hanover, NH on Tuesday July 14th 

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The Green River Festival, the Middlebury Festival on the Green, and Winooski's French Heritage Day are all coming up in our area this week, plus all kinds of individual performances too!

This program airs on Sunday July 5th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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A Larkin Dancers Contra Dance with live music will be held at the Tunbridge Town Hall on Friday July 10th at 7:30 p.m.

The Ustad Shafaat Khan Ensemble Performs Indian Classical Music at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe on Saturday, July 11th 

photo by Brian McMillan, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Mambo kings, Cuban soul, and 29 ways to make it to my baby's door!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Eames Brothers Band will be playing at the Rusty Nail in Stowe on Saturday July 4th

The Will Patton Ensemble will be part of the free Woodstock Brown Bag music series on Thursday July 2nd at noon on the green.

photo by Carol Highsmith, courtesy of Wikimedia

Celebrating Father's Day, and rocking and reeling at the amazing selection of live performances in our area this week as we enter the summer concert and festival season !

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

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On Friday June 26th, Burlington songwriter Mary McGinniss and her band the Selkies will perform as part of the E. Fairfield concert series at the meeting house. Music begins at 7 p.m. 

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Traveling to Jamaica, comparing Jonathan Edwards old and new, honoring fabled Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan, and wishing a fond farewell to Ronnie Gilbert, an original member of the Weavers, and one of the major players in the American folk music revival, who died last week at the age of 88.

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

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Welcoming in the summer months, and a dedication to the memory of Jean Ritchie, one of the greatest of the Appalachian balladeers, who died this week at the age of 92.

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

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Rick Redington and the Luv will perform at the Jackson Gore Music Series at Okemo Mountain on Friday June 12th. Admission is free and gates open at 5 pm

Deja-Nous will play at Leunig's Bistro in Burlington on Saturday June 13th  from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Sunday June 14th  from 1 to 4 p.m. 

photo courtesy of the Savoy Family

Previewing some of the fine musicians performing next week at Burlington's Discover Jazz Festival, the unique and wonderful Strolling of the Heifers, an agricultural celebration in Brattleboro, and a rare appearance in our area by Marc and Ann Savoy and their sons Wilson and Joel - four of the world's greatest Cajun musicians!

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

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A feast of new releases, beautiful music from the Cape Verde Islands, and lots of relatively new music that sounds very old!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Vermont songwriter Jesse Peters will perform at the Putney public Library on Saturday May 30th at noon.

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be appearing at "The Stage" in Lyndonville on Saturday, May 30th beginning at 8 p.m.

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