Against a black backdrop, a light skinned woman, seen from the chest up plays the violin, and a light skinned man seen from the waist up plays a guitar
Summer Concert Series: Young Tradition Vermont - The Poor Cousins
BCA Patio, City Hall Park


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Naomi Morse (fiddle, voice) and Emmet McGowan (guitar, voice) have been playing music together since they met in York, England in 2006. Based in Vermont, the duo performs various styles of roots music including American old-time, New England, Irish, Quebecois, and Scottish as well as their own arrangements of classical and popular pieces. 

At home on both sides of the Atlantic, the husband and wife duo combine intimate, nourishing songs and gutsy tunes in an easy-going style. On fiddle, Naomi finds sounds both fiery and flowing, blending seamlessly with Emmet's rhythmic and elegant guitar backup. 

In addition to a regular performance schedule in New England, the duo has performed in many countries around the world, both together and separately. They traveled to Greece in August 2017 on a US State Department grant to perform and teach at the Kozani International Music Seminar.  


A staple of City Hall Park in the summertime, this series brings 24 free lunchtime concerts with a broad lineup of locally renowned acts to the park.

2023 City Hall Park programming is underwritten by the Pomerleau Family Foundation and The WaterWheel Foundation. Media sponsor, Seven Days. The Summer Concert Series is presented by VSECU with support from American Flatbread Burlington Hearth and City Market, Onion River Co-op.

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