Fiddlin’ at Virginia Film Festival

November 4, 2018

PVCC Dickinson Center

501 College Drive Charlottesville, VA 22902

2:00pm, $11.00

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We are proud to partner with the Virginia Film Festival for a musical performance and screening of the stunning new documentary Fiddlin’.  Each year in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, musicians converge at the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, Virginia, to celebrate old time and bluegrass musical traditions. Fiddlin’ captures the renowned convention’s 80th anniversary, as fiddlers and pickers of all ages travel from far and wide to attend. Showcasing the extraordinary relationships between young prodigies and seasoned musicians, the film highlights the importance of passing music from generation to generation, and keeping old time and bluegrass alive. Virginia State Folklorist and Virginia Folklife Program director Jon Lohman is featured in the film along with many of the artists who have participated in our Folklife Apprenticeship Program and graced our festival stages over the years.

Supported by the Virginia Folklife Program, a program of Virginia Humanities.

A discussion with producer Vicki Vlasic, associate producer Rita Edlein, and subjects Wayne Henderson and Helen White, moderated by Jon Lohman will follow. There will also be live music from NEA National Heritage Fellow Wayne Henderson, Helen White, and The Wildmans.