Join Us for the Festival’s 27th Annual Celebration!

 Kevin Dunwoody and the music planning committee have been hard at work on the 2019 line-up. Ticket prices remain the same this year, with a discount for advance purchase. As always, kids 12 and under are free!

We are delighted to announce the New World Festival premieres of two young award-winning groups, É.T.É. and Spintuition. Three young musicians with varied musical backgrounds unite their creative and artistic forces to form the group É.T.É. that offers a dynamic and modern vision of Québec traditional music. They were awarded “Discovery of the Year 2017-2018” at the Gala des PRIX Opus. 

Spintuition is a New England band that blends creativity and tradition into tight harmony and joyous rhythms. These young musicians have crafted a compelling mixture of spicy new tunes and glorious old favorites in the styles of trad-Irish, French-Canadian, and Old Time. In 2019, the band tied for first place in the Young Traditions Vermont contest in Burlington.

John Doyle fans will be happy to hear that he’ll be back, this year with Solas accordionist Mick McAuley and Oisín McAuley of the Irish group Danú.  

Yann Falquet, Pascal Gemme, and Nicholas Williams bring their intricate fiddle, flute and accordion work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar accompaniment to the festival. Over the past 18 years the trad Québécois group Genticorum has become a fixture on the international world, trad, folk and Celtic music circuit. The band’s six albums met with critical acclaim in Canada, the United States and Europe, assuri

Tim Calabro | First Light Studios

Tim Calabro | First Light Studios

Chandler’s New World Festival is a 12-hour annual all-weather event on Labor Day Sunday in Randolph, Vermont that celebrates the Celtic and French American musical heritage so prevalent in this part of the New World brought to northern New England by English, Scottish, Irish and French-Canadian immigrants. The Festival has earned a reputation as one of the finest traditional music events in Vermont. With Main Street closed to traffic, the festival site is an intimate pedestrian village. Nearly 75 of the best regional and international musicians present concerts, play in dance bands, and share tunes and traditions.

Tim Calabro | First Light Studios

Performances are in Chandler, in all-weather tents on Main Street, and in Bethany Church. Puppet shows, performances by young musicians, dance instruction and crafts are featured in the Family tent. The Dance tent offers participatory dancing in a variety of styles: contra, French quadrilles, Cape Breton, and free-style. The Sessions tent brings musicians from the same traditions together to share tunes in impromptu performances. Adding to the festive atmosphere is work by area artisans. The Food tent offers specialties from several area caterers; local non-profit organizations sell homemade treats and raise funds for community activities.

All performance sites are wheelchair accessible.

Merci pour ce festival merveilleux!
Nous vous l’année prochaine!

Tim Calabro | First Light Studios

Tim Calabro | First Light Studios
Chandler’s New World Festival (Le Festival de Nouveau Monde) est un événement annuelle qui dure 12-heures  par tous les temps Labor Day dimanche à Randolph, Vermont qui célèbre le patrimoine musical  celtique et français américain qui est si répandue dans cette partie du Nouveau Monde, amené au nord de New England par des immigrants anglais, écossais, irlandais et canadiens-français. Le Festival a gagné une réputation comme l’un des meilleurs événements de musique traditionnelle dans Vermont. Avec Main Street fermée à la circulation, le site du festival est un village piétonnier intime. Presque 75 des meilleurs musiciens régionaux et internationaux présentent des concerts, jouent dans des orchestres de danse, et partagent la musique et des traditions.

Tim Calabro | First Light Studios
Les performances sont à Chandler, en des tentes de tout temps sur la rue Main, et à Bethany Church (l’église Béthanie). Des spectacles de marionnettes, des performances de jeunes musiciens, des cours de danse et d’artisanat sont en vedette dans la tente familiale. La tente de danse offre la danse participative en une variété de styles: Contra, français quadrilles, du Cap-Breton, et free-style. La tente Sessions apporte des musiciens de la même tradition des airs de concert pour partager des performances impromptues. Ajoutant à l’ambiance festive est un travail par les artisans de la région. La tente alimentaire offre des spécialités de  plusieurs traiteurs locales; des organisations à but non lucratif locales vendent de nourriture préparée à la maison et amassent des fonds pour les activités communautaires.

Tous les sites de performance sont accessibles en fauteuil roulant.