Festival brings in high caliber performers
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BRATTLEBORO– Drawing on Brattleboro’s rich local scene as well as colleagues from across New England, the 10th annual Northern Roots Festival presents the highest caliber of Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian, and French-Canadian music in intimate settings. Few other events of this size offer the opportunity to experience this range of music through teaching workshops, performances, and jam sessions.

The festival will be held Saturday, January 28. Daytime events are scheduled from noon to 5:30 pm at the New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat Street, with some afternoon sessions at McNeill’s Brewery. An evening concert featuring the best of northern musical traditions will be presented at 7:30 pm.

In addition to featured performances by the Gawler Family, the Vox Hunters, Anna Patton, Mary Lea, and Kate Barnes, the event will include yet another incarnation of “Traddleboro,” a project bringing together a new grouping of local musicians each year for a festival collaboration. This year’s grouping features traditional musicians who have all been associated with the BMC teaching program. Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy, Lissa Schneckenburger, Andy Davis, Carol Compton, and Steve Rice will come together to recreate the classic sound of the Irish Ceili band.

Tickets are available for the daytime program, evening concert or in combination. The prices vary from $20 to $40. Children under 12 will have a reduced rate of $10 to $15. There is limited seating for the evening perfomace, advance ticket purchase is recommended.

For ticket information contact (802) 257-4523 or visit www.bmcvt.org.

A full schedule can be viewed or printed at www.bmcvt.org/northern-roots-festival/festival-schedule.
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