News

New Grant Opportunity for Appalachian Folk & Traditional Arts

What are the Central Appalachia Living Traditions Folk & Traditional Arts Experiences Grants? Mid Atlantic Arts’ Central Appalachia Living Traditions: Folk and Traditional Arts Experiences grants fund public-facing projects and events …

Sights & Sounds

Mac Traynham & Ashlee Watkins – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 6

“I only wish that all of my bluegrass and old-time pickin’ friends in Australia could be exposed to this kind of culture and they would hear the difference in it too,” …

Event

“In Good Keeping in 2022” Virginia Beach Screening

Update: We have a limited number of tickets still available! Event attendance will close when we reach 150 or on Tuesday, July 26, at 4pm. The Virginia Folklife Program invites …

July 26, 2022 | 5:30PM – 8PM | Virginia Beach
News

Partnering to Invest in Appalachian Folk Arts Communities

In 2021, the Virginia Folklife Program began a three-year partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts project Central Appalachia Living Traditions, or CALT. CALT promotes the understanding and recognition of folk arts …

Event

“In Good Keeping in 2022” Film Premiere

Join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for a film screening and discussion honoring the artists and tradition bearers from the 2021-2022 apprenticeship class!  Since its inception in …

June 15, 2022 | 5:30PM – 8PM | Bristol
Sights & Sounds

The Earl of Indian Valley

Earl White shares his knowledge about music in a “formally informal” jam situation at his old time music camp.

Event

Sammy Shelor and Friends Live in Richmond

We are so excited to start doing live events again, and next month we’ll be partnering with our friends at JAMinc to host a unique evening of music with Sammy …

December 2, 2021 | 6PM – 9PM | Hardwood Barrel Room 2410 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220
Sights & Sounds

Sammy Shelor and Friends Live in Richmond

Sammy Shelor performed a set of unique selection of country, bluegrass and fusion tunes at Hardywood Brewery in Richmond with our friends from JAMinc. on December 2, 2021. In addition …

Event

Big Indian Music Camp

Fiddlin Earl White might be known best for his time with the Green Grass Cloggers, a dance group formed at Eastern Carolina University after Dudley Culp learned some moves from …

June 23–27, 2021 | Big Indian Farm
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Emily and Martha Spencer on Uncovered: From the Vault

Whitetop Mountain Band have been part of the Virginia Folklife Program for just about as long as the program’s been in existence. They epitomize the driving rhythm and voicing of …

April 27, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Virtual
Sights & Sounds

Walter “Skip” Herman and K.T. Vandyke

Walter “Skip” Herman learned to build guitars from “Uncle” Dave Sturgill around the same time Wayne Henderson did, but Herman became known for his repair skills.

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