The Music Goes On

It was this weekend last year that we were all going around doing our business like it was just another day in paradise. I likely was practicing with my band for our St. Paddy’s day gig, going to spinning classes and meeting friends for drinks at one of the local watering holes here in town. … More The Music Goes On

Music builds community

Traditional music is community music and dancing is a huge part of it. Yesterday we played for a community Ceilidh to not only help kick off St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate Irish tradition, but to introduce newcomers to the joys of Ceilidh dancing. The Garret School of Irish Dance was on hand to walk people … More Music builds community

House concert and fiddle workshop

In Vermont, we’re so lucky to have some amazing musicians that reside here. We’re even luckier sometimes because their amazing musician friends visit them and offer concerts and workshops. This weekend is one of those times. On Sunday, November 17, Cape Breton’s, Andrea Beaton, and Quebec’s, Véronique Plasse will be in town giving a workshop … More House concert and fiddle workshop

Make music day

This Friday marks the first official day of summer and we’re celebrating by taking part in Make Music day, a day where musicians from all over the country (and the world), take to the streets, sidewalks, parks, porches, Inns, bars, and other public places to share their music. Vermont’s Make Music day is coordinated by … More Make music day

Kicking of the 2019 Burlington Irish Heritage Festival

March arrives on Friday and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. Not only is it a reminder that spring is on its way, but its the kick-off of one of my favorite celebrations — St. Patrick’s Day, and the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival. This weekend, the festival kicks off with two Irish dancing events in Richmond: … More Kicking of the 2019 Burlington Irish Heritage Festival

A little Cape Breton in VT

Join Andrea Beaton and Troy MacGillivray, along with Beth Telford and Will Wright, for a lively evening of Cape Breton music at Seven Stars Arts Center in Sharon, VT.  The concert is on November 11 at 7pm.  This is a concert not to be missed. Here’s a little taste: