2014 Vermont Annual Sacred Harp Singing March 29

The 2014 Vermont All-Day Sacred Harp Singing will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Capitol City Grange in Montpelier, Vermont from 10m – 4pm.

Potluck luncheon: 12:30

The event is free and open to the public. No experience is necessary. Sacred Harp tunebooks for sale or loan.


  • Take exit 8 off of I-89 onto Memorial Drive.
  • Turn right onto VT-12 S/Northfield St.
  • Turn left up gravel driveway of the Capitol City Grange just after passing under the interstate overpass.
  • Parking is all around the building
  • Handicap accessible entrance is in the rear.

Information: Ian, smileyira@gmail.com

image from the 2012 VT all day sacred harp singing

Kerry Cullinan speaking with Ian Smiley beside Ben Sachs-Hamilton at the arranging table

Lomax Recording Project

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I’m currently listening to songs sung at the 56th Annual Sacred Harp Convention in Alabama September 1959.

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