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VFC on VPR Roundup! Updated!

VFC on VPR update!



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.

Young Tradition Vermont and Vermont Folklife Center present a house concert featuringRED HEART THE TICKER FRIDAY OCTOBER 28TH, 2011 AT 7PM AT THE VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER IN MIDDLEBURY
  Performing traditional songs from their new album Your Name in Secret I Would Write.
Red Heart the Ticker is the musical collaboration of Robin MacArthur  and Tyler Gibbons, a husband and wife duo from Marlboro, Vermont.  The  songs on Your Name in Secret I Would Write draw from the performance repertoire and field recordings of Robin’s grandmother, folksinger Margaret MacArthur.
Your Name in Secret I Would  Write has been described as ‘A quietly stunning masterwork’ by  metromix.com. Seven Days notes that Tyler and Robin ‘display an uncommon  sensitivity and respect for the nuances of their material. In clumsier  hands, modern flourishes might have been overstated, but this duo  strikes a near-perfect balance.’ Join us for an intimate  evening with Red Heart the Ticker. A portion of the proceeds will  benefit the Vermont Folklife Center and Young Tradition Vermont.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  Seating is limited to 30. For tickets and other information, please contact the Vermont Folklife Center at (802) 388-4964.  Bring a Jack-o-Lantern and be entered into a raffle to win an autographed copy of the CD and poster, plus VFC and YTV goodies! Links: Red Heart the Ticker:http://www.rhtt.net/  Red Heart the Ticker on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p ages/Red-Heart-the-Ticker/ 201351679928 “Your Name in Secret I Would Write:
 http://www.yournameinsecre tiwouldwrite.com/ Vermont Folklife Center:http://www.vermontfolklife center.org/,  Young Tradition Vermont: http://www.youngtraditionvermont.org/
Young Tradition Vermont and Vermont Folklife Center present a house concert featuringRED HEART THE TICKER FRIDAY OCTOBER 28TH, 2011 AT 7PM AT THE VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER IN MIDDLEBURY
  Performing traditional songs from their new album Your Name in Secret I Would Write.
Red Heart the Ticker is the musical collaboration of Robin MacArthur  and Tyler Gibbons, a husband and wife duo from Marlboro, Vermont.  The  songs on Your Name in Secret I Would Write draw from the performance repertoire and field recordings of Robin’s grandmother, folksinger Margaret MacArthur.
Your Name in Secret I Would  Write has been described as ‘A quietly stunning masterwork’ by  metromix.com. Seven Days notes that Tyler and Robin ‘display an uncommon  sensitivity and respect for the nuances of their material. In clumsier  hands, modern flourishes might have been overstated, but this duo  strikes a near-perfect balance.’ Join us for an intimate  evening with Red Heart the Ticker. A portion of the proceeds will  benefit the Vermont Folklife Center and Young Tradition Vermont.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  Seating is limited to 30. For tickets and other information, please contact the Vermont Folklife Center at (802) 388-4964.  Bring a Jack-o-Lantern and be entered into a raffle to win an autographed copy of the CD and poster, plus VFC and YTV goodies! Links: Red Heart the Ticker:http://www.rhtt.net/  Red Heart the Ticker on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p ages/Red-Heart-the-Ticker/ 201351679928 “Your Name in Secret I Would Write:
 http://www.yournameinsecre tiwouldwrite.com/ Vermont Folklife Center:http://www.vermontfolklife center.org/,  Young Tradition Vermont: http://www.youngtraditionvermont.org/

Young Tradition Vermont and Vermont Folklife Center present a house concert featuring

RED HEART THE TICKER

FRIDAY OCTOBER 28TH, 2011 AT 7PM AT THE VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER IN MIDDLEBURY


Performing traditional songs from their new album Your Name in Secret I Would Write.

Red Heart the Ticker is the musical collaboration of Robin MacArthur and Tyler Gibbons, a husband and wife duo from Marlboro, Vermont. The songs on Your Name in Secret I Would Write draw from the performance repertoire and field recordings of Robin’s grandmother, folksinger Margaret MacArthur.

Your Name in Secret I Would Write has been described as ‘A quietly stunning masterwork’ by metromix.com. Seven Days notes that Tyler and Robin ‘display an uncommon sensitivity and respect for the nuances of their material. In clumsier hands, modern flourishes might have been overstated, but this duo strikes a near-perfect balance.’

Join us for an intimate evening with Red Heart the Ticker. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vermont Folklife Center and Young Tradition Vermont.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Seating is limited to 30.

For tickets and other information, please contact the Vermont Folklife Center at (802) 388-4964.

Bring a Jack-o-Lantern and be entered into a raffle to win an autographed copy of the CD and poster, plus VFC and YTV goodies!

Links:

Red Heart the Ticker:
http://www.rhtt.net/

Red Heart the Ticker on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/p
 ages/Red-Heart-the-Ticker/ 201351679928

“Your Name in Secret I Would Write:

 http://www.yournameinsecre tiwouldwrite.com/

Vermont Folklife Center:
http://www.vermontfolklife center.org/,

Young Tradition Vermont:
http://www.youngtraditionvermont.org/

CREATION GRANT RECIPIENT, RED HEART THE TICKER, HERE TODAY
Robin MacArthur, Margaret’s granddaughter, is here today working in our archive. She and her husband form the band, Red Heart the Ticker, and are recent recipients of a VT Arts Council Creation grant to make an album of songs by Margaret. With our archivist Andy Kolovos’s assistance, Robin is listening to tapes, looking at her grandmother’s notes and as she puts it: “Learning a lot about the history of folk music from Andy. I could spend a week here.”
If you want to know more about Red Heart’s music, check it out here: www.rhtt.net. and stay tuned for a great new album.
CREATION GRANT RECIPIENT, RED HEART THE TICKER, HERE TODAY
Robin MacArthur, Margaret’s granddaughter, is here today working in our archive. She and her husband form the band, Red Heart the Ticker, and are recent recipients of a VT Arts Council Creation grant to make an album of songs by Margaret. With our archivist Andy Kolovos’s assistance, Robin is listening to tapes, looking at her grandmother’s notes and as she puts it: “Learning a lot about the history of folk music from Andy. I could spend a week here.”
If you want to know more about Red Heart’s music, check it out here: www.rhtt.net. and stay tuned for a great new album.
CREATION GRANT RECIPIENT, RED HEART THE TICKER, HERE TODAY
Robin MacArthur, Margaret’s granddaughter, is here today working in our archive. She and her husband form the band, Red Heart the Ticker, and are recent recipients of a VT Arts Council Creation grant to make an album of songs by Margaret. With our archivist Andy Kolovos’s assistance, Robin is listening to tapes, looking at her grandmother’s notes and as she puts it: “Learning a lot about the history of folk music from Andy. I could spend a week here.”
If you want to know more about Red Heart’s music, check it out here: www.rhtt.net. and stay tuned for a great new album.

CREATION GRANT RECIPIENT, RED HEART THE TICKER, HERE TODAY

Robin MacArthur, Margaret’s granddaughter, is here today working in our archive. She and her husband form the band, Red Heart the Ticker, and are recent recipients of a VT Arts Council Creation grant to make an album of songs by Margaret. With our archivist Andy Kolovos’s assistance, Robin is listening to tapes, looking at her grandmother’s notes and as she puts it: “Learning a lot about the history of folk music from Andy. I could spend a week here.”

If you want to know more about Red Heart’s music, check it out here: www.rhtt.net. and stay tuned for a great new album.