Northern Roots Weekend

Every year, eager participants gather for our Northern Roots Weekend held just outside Brattleboro, Vermont. The Northern Roots Weekend features a series of intensive teaching workshops in traditional music for all instruments, with a focus on fiddle, flute, whistle, guitar, and song. Some experience in traditional music is required.

Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy team up with guest instructors to offer a variety of workshops in repertoire and technique; intensive ensemble opportunities; pub and campfire style singing; formal and informal jam sessions; evening soirees where all enjoy playing, singing, and dancing; and outstanding meals in a lovely country setting (with swimming).

Below you’ll find tunes that have been taught in previous summers. Many have become local favorites and have made their way into the common repertoire.

traditional music weekend

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2017~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Katie McNally, Neil Pearlman, Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy

All-camp tunes:

 

Katie/Neil’s ensemble tunes:

 

Keith/Becky’s ensemble tunes:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2016~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Pascal Gemme, Grey Larsen, Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy

All-camp tunes:

 

Grey/Pascal’s band class tunes:

 

Keith/Becky’s band class tunes:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2015~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lisa Ornstein, Shannon Heaton, Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy

All-camp tunes:

 

Shannon/Keith’s band class tunes:

 

Becky/Lisa’s band class tunes:

Lisa graciously shared pdf files of the tunes she taught this weekend on her own website at www.lisaornstein.com. (The password for those tunes is NR2015.)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2014~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Laura Risk, Nicholas Williams, Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2013~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Pascal Gemme, Nicholas Williams, Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2012~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Shannon Heaton, Tina Lech, Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2011~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Jean Duval, Jeff Warner, Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy

Keith/Becky’s band class tunes:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2010~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Shannon Heaton, Matt Heaton, Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy

Shannon/Matt’s band class tunes:

 

Keith/Becky’s band class tunes:


If you have additional tune files saved from previous Northern Roots Weekends, please let us know so they can be included in this archive. Thanks to all who helped by contributing files!