Young Tradition Vermont
The Touring Group

Young Tradition Vermont

USA (Vermont)

Young Tradition Vermont (YTV) programs use traditional music and dance to ensure young people have opportunities to be inspired and inspiring, to learn and teach, to perform, and to serve the communities they live in and visit. They view tradition not as something fixed and unchanging. Rather, it’s an ongoing conversation between the past and the present that reflects and shapes the ways we express who we are. Tradition is a process–and one that fosters continual innovation–keeping practices we root in the past alive and relevant to who we are today.

Horaire du festival

The Touring Group is an ensemble of talented teenage musicians, singers, and dancers from Vermont, Massachusetts and Québec, led this year by Pascal Gemme (of Genticorum) and Véronique Plasse (of Bon Débarras), who will be on tour in Québec in June.  A program of Vermont Folklife, the Touring Group nurtures youth involvement in traditional music and dance, providing opportunities to learn from tradition bearers, to build connections with artists and communities from Vermont and beyond, and to perform traditional repertoire.

This year’s Touring Group performances feature an exciting and diverse program of traditional Québécois music, from traditional call and response singing, to energetic reels that will have folks dancing in their seats, and evocative arrangements full of lovely harmonies.

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