The Unbroken Circle
Vermont Music:Tradition & Change

an Upstreet Production by Mark Greenberg

“A must-see for all who care about traditional music.” –Joshua Mamis, Vt Vanguard Press

Now on DVD (MCM 1001DVD): the original documentary along with with 52 minutes of complete songs and new material & PDF Study Guide.
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From unaccompanied lively fiddle radio cowboy square dancing in the Moose Hall...this 60-minute video tells the story of traditional country music in Vermont through the words and music of a dozen Vermont musicians, historic photos, and location videography.
Music includes: Young Charlotte, Mrs. McCleod's Reel, Barbare Allen, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Ragtime Annie, Prend un 'tit coup, Jesus is My Neighbor, St. Anne's Reel.
Musicians: Cordelia Cerasoli, Margaret MacArthur, Norman Kennedy, the Hurstins, Ron West, Wilfred Guillette, Floyd Brown, the Pony Boys, Al Cadorette, Lee Jollota.
"...fine music...and wonderful, down-to-earth interviews...." -Alice Gerard, The Old-Time Herald

“A fine documentary film for viewing at home or in the classroom and deserves to take its place with other well-done films about folk music.” -Bruce E. Baker, Dirty Linen

“..[a] loving tribute to a bygone era...” –Sue-Ellen Beauregard, Booklist

“ important contribution...” –Jennifer Post, Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association

“An excellent resource for preserving, promoting, and documenting traditional music ...”–Curriculum Administrator

“Greenberg's dedication to preserving, promoting, and documenting Vermont's traditional music has made him Vermont’s unofficial folk historian-in-residence.” –Will Lindner, Time Argus

“Greenberg used every opportunity to make connections between past and present, underpinning the continuous change which characterizes Vermont's musical heritage....An unsentimental, crisp, perceptive film of the highest caliber.” –Eleanor Ott, Folklorist
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