Are you an artist in Virginia who is working in traditional or community arts and open to performing, demonstration, or teaching opportunities? Are you a programmer or presenter seeking artists for your next event?

The Virginia Folklife Artist Directory serves to connect artists, craftspeople, and tradition bearers to prospective programmers and/or students. Initially conceived and launched as “TRAIN: Teachers of Remote Arts Instruction Network” in response to COVID-19, we have updated this free resource to indicate both in person and online availability and have limited it to residents of Virginia. We also support our directory artists to with enrollment in the Virginia Commission for the Arts teaching and touring artist rosters.

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Eddie Bond

Grayson County | Performing Artist


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Old-time fiddling thrives in Grayson County, Virginia, which many consider the musical heart of Southwestern Virginia and Appalachian old-time music. It is from here that one of the

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Old Time Fiddle

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Mark C Campbell

Richmond | Teaching Artist


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I grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and started learning tunes of Virginia and West Virginia starting in the late 60s. I spent summers traveling to

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Older styles of bowing. West Vriginia, Virginia, North Carolina, North Georgia, Ed Haley tunes.

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Tina Chancey

Arlington County | Teaching Artist


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I'm the director of Hesperus, an early/traditional music group incorporated in 1979 that currently performs live early music scores to classic silent films, such as the Mark of

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Early music, improvisation, musical skills

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Jack Dunlap

Winchester | Teaching Artist


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Jack Dunlap has made a name for himself playing mandolin in the D.C. area. Formerly of the trio Bud's Collective, Jack has worked alongside past and present members

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Mandolin, guitar, bass, ukulele, music theory, composition and arrangement

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Nicholas Falk

Galax | Teaching Artist


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I am a drummer and music producer living in Galax, VA. I have been a professional touring musician for over a decade and perform with artists including: Molly

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Drumming: Jazz, Rock n' Roll, Funk, Americana, New Orleans

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Scott Fore

Radford | Teaching Artist


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Scott Fore is an internationally recognized guitarist having won the National Flatpicking Championships held in Winfield Kansas. He is also the Doc Watson guitar champion and the Wayne

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Flatpick and Fingerstyle guitar

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Rick Franklin

Arlington County | Teaching Artist


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Rick Franklin was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1952 to a military family. The family traveled the US and England until 1968 when the family returned to Virginia

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Acoustic Fingerstyle Blues w/ Vocals aka Piedmont Blues

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Scott Freeman

Carroll County | Teaching and Performing Artist


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Originally from Mount Airy, North Carolina, and now hailing from Woodlawn, Virginia, Scott Freeman comes from a long line of musicians. His grandfather, from Ivanhoe, Virginia, played the

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Mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and bass

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Rick Godley

Roanoke | Teaching Artist


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I enjoy helping others realize & reach their potential through music. I am a drummer and educator for over 35 years. I teach drum lessons six days a

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Drum set, Snare drum

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Justin Golden

Richmond | Teaching Artist


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Since 2016, I have been an instructor of Piedmont Blues Guitar at Augusta Heritage Center's Blues and Swing Week at Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia. Bio---

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Piedmont Blues and Gospel Guitar, Travis Picking, Aural Training

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