New Apprenticeship Class for 2021-22
Meet the new master artists and apprentices carrying on Virginia’s living traditions.
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State Folklorist and Director of the Virginia Folklife Program
This position works to sustain and empower the vital and diverse cultures and traditions of communities across the commonwealth.
Eddie Bond is a fixture at fiddlers’ conventions and jam sessions around southwest Virginia. If he’s not leading the weekly jam at the Fries theater or on the tailgate of …
The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities is proud to announce the 2021-2022 class of master artists and apprentices.
This month on Uncovered: From the Vault of the Virginia Folklife Program we are premiering a gem of a performance featuring Aaron and Matthew Olwell with pianist Cleek Schrey with …
Whether sung or told, hand-crafted or performed, Virginia’s rich folklife refers to the “arts of everyday life” that reflect a sense of traditional knowledge and connection to community.
Virginia’s folkways are rich with traditions that have been rooted in the Commonwealth for centuries, as well as those that more recently have been carried here and nourished by Virginia’s diverse immigrant communities.