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Summer Festival Time Begins

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Jazz master Omer Simeon

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.

This week's calendar announcements:

The 10th annual Carolan Festival, a gathering for people who play, listen, sing, and/or dance to the music of Turlough Carolan (1670-1738), blind Irish harper and composer, will be held all day on Saturday June 18th at  Mallery Farm in Worcester, VT, and will also feature a concert on Sundayafternoon June 19th at the Old Meeting House in in E. Montpelier featuring an All-Carolan Concert with world-renowned Irish harper and guitarist Chris Newman.  More information can be had on the festival website:

Gypsy Reel will have their new 5 piece line-up performing at the Jackson Gore Lawn series at Okemo Mountain Resort on Friday June 17th from 6 – 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs - food and drink available on site.

On Sunday June 19th, Gypsy Reel will be joined by acclaim author/songwriter Jon Clinch for a special acoustic show at SILO Distillery in Windsor from onoon until 2 p.m.

Woodchuck’s Revenge will be playing at the Rutland farmer’s market on Saturday June 18th and at the Stowe farmer’s market on Sunday June 19th.

The Good Times Café in Hinesburg presents guitar ace Richard Smith on Saturday June 18th at 8:30 p.m.

 Next Stage Arts Project will present an extraordinary triple bill with Pete Bernhard, MorganEve Swain, and O’Death, on Monday, June 13th, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at, and  Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney

Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing will hold a CD Release Concert on Friday June 17th at 7 p.m.
At the North Church at the corner of Main and Church Streets in St. Johnsbury.

The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe presents an evening with Rita Coolidge on Friday June 17th at 8pm.

The Vermont History Expo will be held at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday June 18th and 19th.  Featured musicians include John Specker, Patti Casey, Tom McKenzie, Marty Morrissey, Rick Norcross, the Sky Blue Boys, and many more!

Ellis Paul is performing at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, June 19th at 7 p.m.

The Folk Festival sur le Canal is happening next weekend in Montreal, and will feature, among many others, John McEuen, Richard Shindell, Streiml, Sheesham and Lotus and Son, and the Yves Lambert Trio.  

Robert Resnik has been the host of All the Traditions, Vermont Public's folk and world music show, since 1996. He is the winner of the 2019 Herb Lockwood Prize In the Arts, an honor that rewards the pinnacle of arts leadership in Vermont and is the recipient of the 2022 Margaret L Kannenstine Award for Arts Advocacy from the Vermont Council of the Arts.
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