A Bounty of Musical Birthdays, and the Beginning of a Long Goodbye
British songbird Kate Rusby celebrates her 49th birthday today, Anna McGarrigle and Chris Hillman both turn 78, and we begin a long and heartfelt musical memorial to Pete Sutherland, one of Vermont's greatest folk musicians.
This program will air on Sunday December 4th from 7 - 10 p.m.
This weeks calendar announcements:
The Vermont Fiddle Orchestra directed by Peter Macfarlane will perform their Winter Concert on Saturday, December 10th at 7 p.m. at the Barre Opera House. Admission is by donation. The VFO will be presenting a concert of traditional tunes, a lively mix of jigs from Ireland, Scotland and Canada, reels from Appalachia, Quebec and Scotland, a schottische and more from Sweden, a polka from Shetland, a hornpipe from who-knows-where, together with a few Scottish marches, some waltzes, and a heart-rending slow air !
The VT Bluegrass Pioneers will be bringing some sizzling bluegrass to the Adamant Community Center in Calais on Saturday December 10th. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.
Low Lily's Winter Solstice tour with Matt Flinner will be happening at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Friday December 9th.