2022 Video Archive

At the Crossroads: An Exploration of Irish Music and Dance

3/6/22, Richmond Free Library

March 6th at the Richmond Free Library in Richmond, Vermont. The Garrett School of Irish Dance and local musicians Denise Dean and friends explores the intersections of Irish music and Irish dance. Featuring live demonstrations of both dancing and music, this program highlighted some of the history of these traditions and the varied ways that they support and interact with each other.

Concert: Tony DeMarco

3/10/22, Vermont Violins

Born in Brooklyn, NY, to a very musical family, Tony DeMarco is a well-known and well-respected figure on the Irish fiddle circuit. His abilities in his particular style, that of Sligo fiddling, have earned him a successful career, including collaborations with such artists as Celtic Thunder, Black 47, and fellow fiddler Brian Conway. His first foray came in the early ’70s, when he was a student of American folk music. He began to delve deeper into the roots of the music, and quickly fell for the Sligo style, named after the county in Ireland. By the mid-70s he was there in County Sligo, studying the style, which would lead to work with Brian Conway. The fruits their collaboration was released as the Apple in Winter album in 1981. Over the years, Tony has become a leading voice for Irish fiddle music in North America, appearing at festivals both at home and abroad as well as performing and recording for the Smithsonian Institution. This live concert at Vermont Violins was co-sponsored by Burlington Irish Heritage Foundation and Young Tradition Vermont.

Virtual Fireside Chat with Laoise Moore, Consul General for Ireland

3/11/22, Online