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Frog Run Sap Beer Festival 2013

Join us on Saturday June 22, 2013 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm at the Fiddlehead Brewing Company in Shelburne, VT for Frog Run Sap Beer Festival—a day long celebration of Frog Run Sap Beer and the traditional music of Vermont, New England and Quebec! Free music all day and pints of Frog Run Sap Beer available for purchase!

This year we focus on Franco-American musical traditions in Vermont and New England featuring the Beaudoin Family, Glenn Bombardier and Daniel Boucher, Pete Sutherland and Rose Diamond, Va et Vient and, of course, Fiddleheads!

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Frog Run Sap Beer Festival 2013 Performance Schedule:

  • 1:00 Fiddleheads
  • 2:00 Va et Vient
  • 3:00 Daniel Boucher and Glenn Bombardier
  • 4:00 The Beaudoin Family
  • 5:00 Pete Sutherland and Rose Diamond


Frog Run Sap Beer Festival Performer Bios:

The Beaudoin Family

Frog Run Beer Festival Beaudoin Family

Music making lies at the heart of Quebecois and Franco-American family and community life, and the Beaudoin Family got their start singing, performing and dancing with their neighbors at house parties in Burlington's Franco-American Lakeside neighborhood. Later Louis Beaudoin and his brother, Willie, brought this informal family music-making to the public and, along with their children, became principle ambassadors of Franco-American music and culture in New England. It has been ten years since all five daughters of Louis and Julie Beaudoin--Louise, Carmen, Sylvia, Nina and Lisa--have performed publicly together. And we are excited that this reunion, along with children, grandchildren and friends, will be featured at this year's Frog Run Sap Beer Festival!



Glenn Bombardier

Frog Run Beer Festival Glenn Bombardier

Born and raised in Burlington, VT I am the grandson of legendary French-Canadian fiddler Louis Beaudoin. Although I cannot read a note of music, I've been fiddling and playing traditional French-Canadian tunes since the untimely death of my grandfather in 1980. In the 80's & 90's, I toured the North Eastern United States as a fiddler and dancer with our family group, The Julie Beaudoin Family. Recently, I was fortunate to become friends with a fiddler from Connecticut named Daniel Boucher. His passion and energy for fiddling inspired me to pursue my own musical resurgence. I was honored to join Daniel for performances at the Library of Congress & Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. I look forward to late night parties making music with family and friends...that is where the spirit and soul of the music was created, where it resides and where it is most natural.




Daniel Boucher

Frog Run Beer Festival Glenn Bombardier

Daniel Boucher, First Generation Franco-American, fiddler, singer, and traditional-style composer has revitalized French Canadian folk music in Connecticut by organizing very popular soirées, dance parties, and seasonal celebrations including his annual Maple Sugar Party. Boucher grew up in a French-Canadian family that settled in Bristol and developed a passion for the musical traditions of Québec and New England, absorbing fiddle tunes and songs from his family and community and apprenticing to master musicians.






Frog Run Beer Fest Fiddlers Adam Boyce

Started in the early winter of 2003, Fiddleheads is a group of young people interested in learning and performing traditional tunes. Fiddlers participate by learning a variety of fiddle tunes, played mostly in a group format. The tunes highlight the Yankee, French, Irish, Scottish and other cultural heritages, mostly associated with northern Vermont, New England and New York, as well as influences from outside the state. Participants learn to value the contributions of these cultures, to use traditional music to celebrate the contributions of different cultural groups, and when possible, to learn directly from representatives of those cultures. More info at:



Pete Sutherland and Rose Diamond

Frog Run Beer Fest Fiddlers Pete Sutherland and Rose Diamond

Champlain Valley born-and-raised, Pete Sutherland and Rose Diamond are twenty-five-year-plus veterans of the New England and national folk scenes. They are known for their wide knowledge of traditional music and music-making styles, their songwriting talents and their joy of performing for and with listening and dancing audiences of every description. At schools, libraries, dances, festivals and celebrations and in their commitment to rooting out the best of the old and injecting their own sensibilities as well, Pete and Rose represent the living folk tradition -- links in the endless chain of people making music that breathes and dances in their own rhythm, that tells their own stories. They were very fortunate to live a mile from Louis and Julie Beaudoin and were glad to spend time with them in their kitchen learning tune




Va et Vient

Frog Run Beer Fest Fiddlers Va et Vient

Va et Vient's focus is French music from Quebec, France and Louisiana. A sizeable percentage of New England's population is of French-Canadian descent. Va-et-vient celebrates the music of this wonderfully rich culture, and keeps its presence alive for both young and old listeners through performance and education. In turn, Va et Vient, as a presenter of Franco-American music, is continuously expanding its repertoire through study and discovery of resources, ranging from archived recordings to singing sessions at the homes of some of Quebec's most respected keepers of the songs.





Frog Run Sap Beer Festival has been made possible through the generous support of:


Main Street Landing


Farm House Tap and Grill


Danforth Pewter, Edgewater Gallery, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Rhino Foods, Vermont Farm Table,
Vermont Tent Company, and Awesome Graphics Thanks!