Our workshop will be a combination of teaching and performing. We will teach two old-time fiddle tunes and a child ballad, and participants are encouraged to play along on mute throughout the workshop. Please join us for a fun hour!
The Young Tradition Youth Commission is one of Young Tradition Vermont’s numerous programs. Each year, a young artist is chosen to lead a group charged with putting together a program of music to be played at events representing Young Tradition Vermont, and also completing a final project. We are currently preparing to record an EP in June with Colin McCaffrey, and are starting to perform again as the Covid-19 situation allows. The 2020/2021 commission is led by fiddle and flute player Maeve Fairfax. The group includes fiddler Hadley Stockwell, flute and fiddle player Anya Hardy-Mittel, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin player Emerson Zelis, and piano and accordion player Ben Munkres. We will be joined by fiddle player Romy Munkres, the leader of the 2019/2020 youth commission. We are thrilled to be participating in this festival! The Youth Commission project has been made possible in part by support from the Nelson Family Foundation, as well as support from Young Tradition Vermont, family, neighbors and mentors.