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Flame Keeper: Remembering Flory Jagoda

By Jon Lohman We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Flory Jagoda, master Sephardic Jewish singer, musician and composer, on January 29th, at the age of 97.  …

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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.

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Announcing the 2021-2022 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities is proud to announce the 2021-2022 class of master artists and apprentices.

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Announcing “Uncovered: From the Vault of the Virginia Folklife Program”

By Pat Jarrett, Acting Director – Virginia Folklife Program I know we’re not the only ones missing live music this year, and I’m certainly not the only person whose heart …

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A message from Jon Lohman:

After nearly two incredible decades, I have chosen to move on from my position of Director of the Virginia Folklife Program. It has been an amazing journey, and I simply …

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Legendary Ingramettes new album Take a Look in the Book is a “celestial outpouring of gospel goodness”

The new album from The Legendary Ingramettes is called Take a Look in the Book and it is getting stellar reviews: NPR’s Sunday Edition: The Power of Gospel during Crisis …

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Resources for Artists Affected by Covid 19

Helpful Links for artists and musicians who have lost income because of the Covid 19 pandemic.

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In Gratitude: Roddy Moore

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities would like to express our deep gratitude to Roddy Moore, recently retired director of the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College …

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Hot Rods and Hot Licks

What: Richmond Folk Festival When: October 11-13, 2019 Where: Downtown Richmond between 2nd and 7th streets and Brown’s Island Cost: FREE, no tickets required Ever since the first automobiles started …

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Apprenticeship Showcase FAQs 2019

Rain or shine, please join us for Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase on Sunday, May 5 from 12:00 to 6:00pm** at James Monroe’s Highland. Do I need a ticket? How much …

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Apprenticeship Showcase Schedule and Special Guests

You will not want to miss a minute of the  Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase at James Monroe’s Highland on Sunday, May 5 from noon to 6:00pm. We will kick off …

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Announcing Apprenticeship Class of 2019–2020

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities announces the 2019-2020 class of Master Artists in the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. Master Artists are selected through a competitive process in all …

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Fiddlin’ wins Commonwealth Award at Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Film Festival awarded Fiddlin’ its first-ever Commonwealth Award for Best Virginia Feature Film, honoring the achievements of Virginia filmmakers Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic at the 31st annual …

Apply for an Apprenticeship

Virginia Folklife Apprenticeships will begin on May 1, 2020 and run through May 1, 2021. The application deadline for this cycle is January 31, 2020.