Young Tradition Vermont Alumni Concert — Saturday, January 4, 7:00 p.m.

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Young Tradition Vermont Alumni Concert — Saturday, January 4, 7:00 p.m.
January 4, 2014 7:00 pm
September 12, 2013
Young Tradition

Young Tradition Vermont Alumni Concert
Saturday, January 4, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door (SPPAC Members save 10-20%).  Family 4-Pack: $64; extra tickets $16 each includes tax.

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Young Tradition

Jaden Gladstone

A large part of the most influential traditional and folk music has been made by artists in their teens and twenties – young in age, but “old soul” bearers of traditions so critical to Vermont life.

Young Tradition Vermont (YTV) provides support for young players, singers, dancers in traditional and folk music, and opportunities to learn and perform.  YTV’s mission is to aide young people to develop and experiment as part of the living traditions passed down from previous generations.  For more information about Young Tradition Vermont visit

 The Young Tradition Vermont Reunion Concert welcomes artists who have been supported and nurtured by the organization, including several who have establish themselves regionally, nationally and internationally as respected performers, composers and recording artists.  This lively concert will feature fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and Celtic harp music; singing, and Scottish step dancing. Performers will include:

 Jaden Gladstone – Jaden is a fiddler, banjo player and singer from Norwich, Vermont, now an engineering student at Cornell University and a featured member of the marching band, award winning jazz saxophone player.

 Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith – Laura and Taylor are regulars on the Burlington music scene at Radio Bean and elsewhere. Laura was the highlight of the Precipice Festival in August according to Brent Hallenbeck at the Burlington Free Press and has performed with Anais Mitchell, Taylor runs a concert series at the New City Galerie.

Jan Meese – Jan is a singer, guitar and piano player who attends Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts, but was born in Plainfield, Vermont.  He spent his childhood creating and performing throughout Vermont with the Red Wing Puppet Theater, including appearances at Lincoln Center in New York, and performances with Circus Smirkus and Bread and Puppet Circus.

Eric McDonald – Multi-instrumental acoustic musician from Boston, Eric McDonald, is a graduate of Berklee School of Music, former member of Matching Orange, current member of the Celtic trio Cantrip, songwriter, and an award winning guitar and mandolin player.

The Zeichners – Siblings from Northfield, Vermont, Louli sings and plays tenor and 5-string banjo and Celtic harp, Yasi sings and plays fiddle, Oliver sings and plays whistles and Irish bagpipes.  The Zeichners are regular performers at Young Tradition Vermont events and sing and play Irish and Appalachian traditional music.

Celtic Company – Scottish step dancers from the Burlington area, Celtic Company are featured performers from the Heather Morris School of Celtic Dance.  They are championship level dancers at Scottish dance competitions in the Northeast, and hosts of the annual Celtic Winter Gathering in Shelburne.

Sarah King – Sarah is a graduate of Vassar College, but was born and raised in Jericho, Vermont, where she learned to play fiddle for contra dances and folk festivals.  She is a ballet and ballroom dancer, and co-founder of a successful business venture titled ‘King Girls’ Bread’. 

Tessa and Ella Bangs – Two sisters from Ontario who have toured the world with Cirque du Soleil. Tessa and Ella are also championship level fiddlers and step dancers and have performed for Prince William and Princess Kate when they visited Ottawa, Ontario.

Haley and Dylan Richardson – Sister and brother from New Jersey.  Haley won the All-Ireland fiddle championship this year at 11 years of age. Dylan plays powerful backup guitar and  both have played with the greats of Irish traditional music including the Chieftains, Liz Carroll, John Doyle, Paddy Keenan, Mick Moloney and many others.

Hannah Beth Crary – Cape Breton style fiddler from Fairfax, Vermont.  Hanna is finishing her degree at St. Michael’s College.  She’s a recording artist with a half dozen solo CDs and has made guest appearances on many others, including a Grammy nominated recording in 2011.  She teaches fiddle privately.

Tristan Henderson and Hazen Metro – First place winners at the 2013 Young Tradition Weekend Contest.  Tristan is a member of Atlantic Crossing and several other local bands. Hazen is a champion level bagpipe player who has studied, performed and competed in Scotland.
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