Rocket Shop 1/9/2013: Mary Collins

Words by Mason Smith. Our guest tonight was Mary Collins, Executive Director of the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture. Located at 46 Barre Street in Montpelier, this not-for-profit organization employs some of the area’s finest musicians and instructors. Most of the student body is composed of adults looking to improve their skills with banjo, fiddle, and ukulele, although children and other traditional instruments are allowed.

Mary was on Rocket Shop to promote the upcoming Summit School Winter Folk Festival. This event, in its third year, occurs at various downtown Montpelier venues from January 18 through January 20.  There are plenty of giveaways, meet-and-greets, concerts, and workshops to check out. Visit for more information and tickets.