Sights & Sounds

Remembering Roni Stoneman

Roni Stoneman performs at the Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival in 2005. Jon Lohman remembers her ability to give joy.

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Southwest Virginia Artisan Conference

Presented by Round the Mountain Artisan Network, this three-day event will immerse you in a unique gathering that pays homage to the craftsmanship deeply rooted in the Appalachian region.

April 25–27, 2024 | Abingdon
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‘From Generation to Generation’: Reedville Fishermen’s Museum

By intertwining Virginia Folklife Program archival materials from Reedville with present-day voices, we hope to give insight into the past and future of this beloved community museum.

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Perrin Creek Custom Boots

Steve Christo of Perrin Creek Custom Boots makes bold and colorful boots out of his Gloucester shop, made from trees felled on his land.

young girl holds an orange cat by a Christmas treeSights & Sounds

Holiday Hand Me Downs: A Clune Christmas

Virginia Folklife director Katy Clune shares her family’s Christmas traditions, passed down from her maternal grandmother, Margaret Anna Schumann.

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Broomlore: Witches, Weddings & More

There are more histories tied to your everyday house broom than you may realize, as many contemporary broom makers will tell you.

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Anna Mullins Documents the Richmond Folk Festival

Anna Mullins, a documentary photographer from Coeburn, shares thoughts and images from the 2023 Richmond Folk Festival.

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Bringing Bristol to the 2023 Richmond Folk Festival

Bristol, Virginia, was in lights this weekend in the Virginia Folklife Area of the 2023 Richmond Folk Festival.

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A Family’s Drag Tradition in Bristol

Seventeen-year-old Anna Fleenor of Bristol first raced on a drag strip as part of a youth racing class. From the passenger seat, her father, Chris—a seasoned racer—offered tips to quell her nerves. But as soon as the light turned green, he gave Anna a command that she still hears in her head when it’s time to race: “Mash it.”

Event

50th Annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

Experience musicians, moonshiners, craftspeople, cooks, motorheads, and more for a celebration of the rich heritage and traditions of the region.

October 28, 2023 | 10AM – 5PM | Ferrum
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