This year’s New World Festival launches our third decade of bringing the best in Celtic and French Canadian music and dance to the region!
Early in the Festival’s history, Robert Resnik, host of Vermont Public Radio’s “All the Traditions”, recognized elements that have contributed to our success.
“A classic example of a small festival! Top-notch music, one-of-a-kind stages, delicious food, appreciative audiences, smiling people … the positive adjectives can go on and on.”
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce recognizes the excellence of what we do and once again has designated the New World Festival as a Top Ten Fall Event.
Planning for another great festival is in the works, with new up-and-coming bands, old favorites, and another pub sing. We’re even stretching the musical boundaries a bit in recognition of the many ways Celtic music has influenced traditional music from other regions, such as Appalachia.
We hope you’ll join us! If you haven’t experienced the Festival yet, we encourage you to give it a try. We think you’ll echo the sentiments of a new patron at last year’s festival –
“Why, oh why didn’t I get myself to the NWF years ago???”