All The Traditions

Sundays at 7:00pm

All The Traditions is VPR's folk and world music show. Host, Robert Resnik loves musical "show and tell," and particularly loves to showcase the many talented musicians who live in the VPR listening area. You can also count on All The Traditions for information about upcoming live performances in our area, and for the lowdown on what's new and interesting in the world of folk music. 

VPR Replay: Listen To All The Traditions Online!

After years of fan requests you can now hear All The Traditions (and My Place) anytime, anywhere as part of the VPR Replay stream. If you miss the show or just want to hear it again, you have two weeks to enjoy the show. Listen with the VPR Replay player or look for Replay on the VPR Audio Player, mobile apps and online streams.

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Where are the playlists for the 2 most recent weeks?

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Moving day times 3, English waltzes and French fiddle tunes, a happy 70th birthday wish to Tom Waits, and much much more!

This program will air on Sunday December 8th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Alex Smith will be performing "mountain folk" music for the Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall in Lincoln on Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m.

The Music Box in Craftsbury presents the Michael Hahn Trio on Saturday December 14th.

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We help to weather another big storm in the VPR listening area with lots of homegrown Vermont music , and with the knowledge that in only three weeks we will already be enjoying a little more daylight each and every day!

This program will air on Sunday December 1st froom 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Vermont celtic band Gypsy Reel will be playing at Brandon Music on Saturday December 7th.

Bela Fleck and the original Flecktones will be performing at Burlington's Flynn Center this week.

Now be Thankful!

Nov 24, 2019
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Songs of gratitude and much more for Thanksgiving week.

This program wil air on Sunday November 24th from 7 - 10 p.m.

Beleive it of not, there are no calendar announcements for this week's show...Happy Thanksgiving !

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Music for an early visit from Jack Frost, and much much more...

This program will air on Sunday November 17th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Whallonsburg Grange in Essex, New York will end its 2019 music series with a performance by Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer, the New York City -based duo The Murphy Beds, on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30.  The Murphy Beds will also be playing at the Richmond Congregational Church on Sunday November 24th at 4 p.m.

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Long-time VPR music host Joel Najman turns 75 years young today, and we celebrate with some of the many kinds of musc that he loves and knows everything about !

This program willl air on Sunday November 10th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Tom Rush will play at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on  Thursday November 14th at 7:30 p.m.

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Cover versions galore, new album releases by Vermont musicians, and the witch of November!

This program will air on Sunday November 3rd from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Bluegrass Pioneers (Dan and Willie Lindner with Danny Coane) will perform at Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. in Lincoln on Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m.

The Music Box in Craftsbury present Northeast Kingdon songwriter Kyle Woolard on
Saturday November 9th at 7 p.m.

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Creepy music for the week of Halloween, a big and busy calendar of live shows, and John Lee Hooker too!

This program will air on Sunday October 27th froom 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Roy Hurd will be playing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Friday November 1st at 7:30 p.m. 

The End Of America and the Oshima Brothers play the first show of their
Eastern US tour at Stage 33 Live on Saturday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM, 33
Bridge Street in Bellows Falls.

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At the end of a week featuring Aeolas, Neptune, and the Snow Sprites in the VPR listening area, we  play music to echo the crunch of falling leaves and the wintry weather to come.

This program will air on Sunday October 20th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Emma's Revolution  will perform at Burlington's UU Church on Saturday October 26th at 7:30 p.m.  

Cabot Arts presents The Moon Shells on Saturday, October 26th at 7:30pm at the Schoolhouse in Lower Cabot.

Show # 1196 !

Oct 11, 2019
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This week's show will air exactly 23 years to the day that All the Traditions hit the airwaves for the first time...we'll celebrate with lots of old favorites, vintage live-in-the=studio performances, and tons of gratitude!!

This program will air on Sunday, October 13th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

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Welcoming the mercurial month of October, looking forward to the Garifuna's visit to Burlington's FlynnSpace , a boatload of sea chanteys, and, as always, a hefty helping of interesting new releases!

This program will air on Sunda October 6th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announements:

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Songs of the leafy season, a huge and glorious calendar, and Louise!

This program willair on Sunday, September 29th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Vermont songwriter Rebecca Padula will perform at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Underhill on Sunday, October 6th. at 2 p.m.

The Colonial Theater in Bethlehem, NH presents Anna Egge opening for Iris Dement on Saturday October 5th.

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Live performances in our area this week from Tinariwen and Rhiannon Giddens, some classic ska, and, as always, much much more!

This program will air on Sunday September 22nd fro 7 - 10 p.m.

This weeks calendar announcements:

The Flynn mainstage in Burlington presents Tinariwen on Wednesday 9/25 at 7:30 and Rhiannon Giddens on Sunday 9/29 at 7 pm.

Follow Me Home !

Sep 13, 2019
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 Blues old and new, John Roberts' and Tony Barrand's 50th anniversary as a duo, and much much more... 

This program will air on Sunday September 15th from 7-10-p.m. This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a house concert in E. Montpelier featuring Quebecois musicians Alexis Chartrand and Nicolas Babineau on Saturday, September 21st at 7 p.m.  For reservations and information: contact Tracy Loysen at 223-1234 or taloysen@aol.com.

All those amazing Canadian songwriters, a lush preview of live local performances, and the day in 1956 when Harry Belafonte's "Calypso" album soared to #1 on the pop charts!

This program will air on Sunday September 8th from 7 - 10 pm

This week's calendar announcements:

Dana and Susan Robinson  will bring their vivid songwriting and storytelling with fiddle tunes, banjo grooves, and rich harmony singing to the Blue Wave Concert, Saturday September 14th at the Maple Corner Community Center, County Rd,  Calais, VT.  This fundraising event will start at 7 p.m.

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Songs to welcome in September, Labor Day ditties, and much much more!

This program will air on Sunday September 1st from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Paul Asbell returns to the Meeting House on the Green, 53 School Street, East Fairfield on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Ripton Community Coffeehouse presents Beg Steal or Borrow on Saturday September 7th.

The Kirtan duo Prema Hara will be playing live at Sukha Yoga on College St. in Burlington on Friday September 6th from 7-9 p.m.

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New releases from Ontario, a preview of Randolph's fabulous New World Festival, music from Mexico's northern border, and our first wave of harvest songs for 2019!

 This program will air on Sunday August 25th from 7-10 p.m. This week's calendar announcements: 
 
Rick Norcross will perform a free solo show on Wednesday, August 28th at Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY. Music begins at 6 p.m.

The band Billy Wylder will be playing on Sunday September 1st in Manchester at the  Moonshine Music Festival

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British vocal superstars The Young'uns visit the Whallonsburg, NY Grange hall on their first US tour, alcoholic blues and heartbreak, and Spanish and Portuguese divas for starters.   

This program will air on Sunday August 18th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The 38th annual Vergennes Day celebration will feature the music of Pete Sutherland and Oliver Scanlon and also Mark Lavoie on Saturday August 24th

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A preview of the upcoming Peacham Acoustic Music Festival, other exciting live performances in the VPR listening area, and much much more.

This program will air on Sunday August 11th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

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Festivals, contra dances, new releases, and Louis Armstrong's 118th birthday!

This program will air on Sunday, August 4th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a family contra dance held at the Tunbridge Town Hall on Friday August 9th beginning at 7:30 p.m. with live music.  All dances will be taught.

New York singer songwriter Bill Scozari will be playing at Brandon Music on Saturday August 10th at 7:30 p.m.

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More classic blues, lots of local musical events on Saturday August 3rd, and the lovin' spoonful (coffee, that is!)

This program will air on Sunday July 28th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar listings: 

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Sam Reider and The Human Hands, a  quintet of Brooklyn-based bluegrass and jazz musicians, plus Brattleboro-based world fusion duo Aura Shards on Saturday, August 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney.

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