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Northern Roots Music Festival

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Brattleboro Music Center's third annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival will bring together local and regional musicians representing the best of various northern musical traditions including Irish, Scottish, English, Swedish and French Canadian.

The Northern Roots Festival begins with a day of participation workshops, mini-concerts, a family dance and sessions, followed by an evening performance.

The more than 25 musicians participating in this year's festival include: Tony Barrand, Mary Cay Brass, Susan Conger, Andrea Cooper, Doug Creighton, Andy Davis, Jimmy Devine, Hannah Devine, Jessie Gagne-Hall, Jake Grieco, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Dan Houghton, Lydia Ievins, Roger Kahle, Mary Lea, Geordie Lynd, Keith Murphy, John Roberts, Mark Roberts, Anthony Santoro, Lissa Schneckenburger, Peter Siegel, Christian Stevens, Brendan Taaffe, Becky Tracy, and the BMC's Celtic Youth Session students.

Hands-On Workshop for Singers

On Saturday, Feb. 6 celebrated jazz vocalist and composer Peter Eldridge will be teaching at The Open Music Collective in Brattleboro.

Eldridge will be teaching a hands-on workshop for singers at noon. He will focus on vocal technique - from warm-ups to key signatures to musicality. This masterclass will involve individual performance and critique.

Workshop participants are encouraged to preregister, price is $30 for adults and $25 for students, some aid available to BUHS students.

Potluck Super Supper in Newfane

The 25th annual free potluck Super Supper, sponsored by the Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary will be held Friday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m., at the Newbrook Fire and Rescue building in Newfane on Route 30.

This is a potluck supper, so be creative and bring a favorite dish or dessert to share. The auxiliary will provide roasted turkeys and beverages.

Prizes, 50/50 raffle, and music by the "Bills Band" will add a little pizzazz to the mid-winter night.

For more information, call 365-4455 or 365-4707.

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