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The Fiddling Tradition

VFC on VPR!  Our partnership with Vermont Public Radio, “The Fiddling Tradition” now complete and available online! Co-produced by VFC’s Andy Kolovos and VPR’s Steve Zind, “The Fiddling Tradition” presents the music and perspectives of Vermont musicians Lausanne Allen, Erica and Erik Andrus, Adam Boyce, Oliver Scanlon and Pete Sutherland.

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The Fiddling Tradition

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The Fiddling Tradition
series

Co-produced by VFC’s Andy Kolovos and VPR’s Steve Zind, “The Fiddling Tradition” presentsthe music and perspectives of Vermont musicians Lausanne Allen, Erica and Erik Andrus, Adam Boyce, Oliver Scanlon and Pete Sutherland.



Vermont Food Traditions and the Localvore Movement

Greg Sharrow and UVM anthropologist Amy Trubek explore the connections and disconnections between traditional foodways and the modern localvore movement.  Originally aired on 05/29/2012.



Sap Beer, A Traditional Farm Brew Survives

Steve Zind explores the partnership between the Vermont Folklife Center and the Fiddlehead Brewing Company to produce Frog Run Sap Beer.  Originally aird on 04/25/2012.



Daisy Turner: One Woman’s Amazing Life

Jane Lindholm discusses the life of Daisy Turner with VFC founder, Jane Beck.  Daisy was the daughter of Alec and Sally Turner, former slaves who settled in Grafton, VT.  Originally aired on 02/22/2012.



Exhibit Showcases Drag Queens

Jane Lindholm talks with photographer Evie Lovett, and drag performers Mike Powers (aka Candi) and Mark Hermon May (aka Mama) about the VFC exhibit, Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.: The Drag Queens of Dummerston, Vermont.  Originally aired on 10/26/2011.



VT Artists Preserve Songs With New Recordings

Steve Zind speaks with VFC Archivist, Andy Kolovos and musicians Robin MacArthur (of the band Red Heart the Ticker), Tony Barrand and Keith Murphy about new recording projects they’ve undertaken using the Vermont field recordings of Margaret MacArthur that are part of the VFC Archive collection.  Includes tracks from the artists’ CDs, Your Name in Secret I Would Write by Red Heard the Ticker and On the Banks of Coldbrook by Barrand and Murphy. Originally aired on 10/04/2011.



Exhibit Showcases Iconic VT Photos

Steve Zind talks with VFC Director of Education, Greg Sharrow about VFC exhibit, Visions of Place: The Photography of John Miller, Peter Miller, and Richard Brown, including excerpts from interviews Greg recorded with each of the photographers.  Originally aired on 07/21/11.



Fragile Music Recordings Preserved

Steve Zind discusses the VFC’s GRAMMY Foundation funded music preservation project with VFC Archivist, Andy Kolovos.  Originally aired on 02/10/11



Thrufters and Throughstones series

A series that featured VFC Archivist, Andy Kolovos discussing selections from the Vermont Music Library’s Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Project, Thrufters and Throughstones. Originally aired 07/20/2010 - 07/24/2010.



The Art Of Action Project series

A series created to run along side the Art of Action Project, featuring interviews conducted by VFC Executive Director, Brent Bjorkman with artists who participated.  Originally aired from 01/04/2010 - 01/08/2010.



Exhibit recalls Nearing’s homestead experience

Steve Zind examines the VFC exhibit of Rebecca Lepkoff’s photographs of the community that formed around Scott and Helen Nearing in Jamaica, Vermont—Almost Utopia: In Search of the Good Life in Mid-Century America.  The piece includes excerpts from interviews condcuted by the VFC, and comments by VFC Executive Director, Brent Bjorkman and Nearing historian, Greg Joly.  Originally aired 08/24/2009.



Exhibit looks at the lives of Mexican farm workers in Vermont

Steve Zind explores the VFC exhibit, The Golden Cage: Mexican Migrant Workers and Vermont Dairy Farmers, including excerpts from interviews by Chris Urban, and comments by Chris himself.  Originally aired on 09/23/2008.



Interview: Brent Bjorkman, Director, Vermont Folklife Center

Jane Lindholm talks with VFC Executive Director, Brent Bjorkman about the work of the Vermont Folklife Center.  Originally aired on 11/01/2007.

VFC on VPR Round up!

Here’s some holiday listening for you! A round up of recent Vermont Public Radio features from Vermont Edition that present the work of the Vermont Folklife Center.


Interview: Brent Bjorkman, Director, Vermont Folklife Center

Jane Lindholm talks with VFC Executive Director, Brent Bjorkman about the work of the Vermont Folklife Center.  Originally aired on 11/01/2007.


Exhibit looks at the lives of Mexican farm workers in Vermont

Steve Zind explores the VFC exhibit, The Golden Cage: Mexican Migrant Workers and Vermont Dairy Farmers, including excerpts from interviews by Chris Urban, and comments by Chris himself.  Originally aired on 09/23/2008.


Exhibit recalls Nearing’s homestead experience

Steve Zind examines the VFC exhibit of Rebecca Lepkoff’s photographs of the community that formed around Scott and Helen Nearing in Jamaica, Vermont—Almost Utopia: In Search of the Good Life in Mid-Century America.  The piece includes excerpts from interviews condcuted by the VFC, and comments by VFC Executive Director, Brent Bjorkman and Nearing historian, Greg Joly.  Originally aired 08/24/2009.


The Art Of Action Project series

A series created to run along side the Art of Action Project, featuring interviews conducted by VFC Executive Director, Brent Bjorkman with artists who participated.  Originally aired from 01/04/2010 - 01/08/2010.


Thrufters and Throughstones series

A series that featured VFC Archivist, Andy Kolovos discussing selections from the Vermont Music Library’s Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Project, Thrufters and Throughstones. Originally aired 07/20/2010 - 07/24/2010.


Fragile Music Recordings Preserved

Steve Zind discusses the VFC’s GRAMMY Foundation funded music preservation project with VFC Archivist, Andy Kolovos.  Originally aired on 02/10/11.


Exhibit Showcases Iconic VT Photos

Steve Zind talks with VFC Director of Education, Greg Sharrow about VFC exhibit, Visions of Place: The Photography of John Miller, Peter Miller, and Richard Brown, including excerpts from interviews Greg recorded with each of the photographers.  Originally aired on 07/21/11.


VT Artists Preserve Songs With New Recordings

Steve Zind speaks with VFC Archivist, Andy Kolovos and musicians Robin MacArthur (of the band Red Heart the Ticker), Tony Barrand and Keith Murphy about new recording projects they’ve undertaken using the Vermont field recordings of Margaret MacArthur that are part of the VFC Archive collection.  Includes tracks from the artists’ CDs, Your Name in Secret I Would Write by Red Heard the Ticker and On the Banks of Coldbrook by Barrand and Murphy. Originally aired on 10/04/2011.


Exhibit Showcases Drag Queens

Jane Lindholm talks with photographer Evie Lovett, and drag performers Mike Powers (aka Candi) and Mark Hermon May (aka Mama) about the VFC exhibit, Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.: The Drag Queens of Dummerston, Vermont.  Originally aired on 10/26/2011.

Daisy Turner: One Woman’s Amazing Life

Jane Lindholm discusses the life of Daisy Turner with VFC founder, Jane Beck.  Daisy was the daughter of Alec and Sally Turner, former slaves who settled in Grafton, VT.  Originally aired on 02/22/2011.

VFC on VT Edition!

Don’t miss VFC archivist, Andy Kolovos, Robin MacArthur of Red Heart the Ticker, Tony Barrand and Keith Murphy talking about traditional songs and the legacy of Margaret MacArthur on Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition today.  Then catch the podcast: VT Artists Preserve Songs With New Recordings