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Finding the “Nuevo South” Sound with Larry Bellorín and Joe Troop – Folklife Fieldnotes 10

Joe Troop and Larry Bellorín met in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina and hit it off immediately. Joe was dealing with a shift in his musical career and Larry …

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Tidewater Gospel Traditions with Rev. Tarrence Paschall and the Chosen Few on Folklife Fieldnotes 9

Rev. Tarrence Paschall has been singing with The Paschall Brothers for years, and now he’s signing with another Hampton Roads-based group keeping the Gospel Quartet tradition alive, the Chosen Few.

Virginia state folklorist Katy Clune, in a colorful shirt, poses for a portrait with violin makers Richard Maxham, left, and Danny Smith, right, in front of a cluttered workbench in Smith's shop.Sights & Sounds

Katy Clune Shares Stories and Fieldwork on Folklife Fieldnotes 8

Director of the Virginia Folklife Program Katy Cline joins Pat Jarrett and Chris Boros on this episode of Folklife Fieldnotes.

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Behind the Cut: Hair Culture in Richmond

David Robbins My name is David Robbins and I am an intern here at Virginia Humanities. I was graced with the opportunity work with a few of the different programs …

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86 Years of Fiddlers’

by Pat Jarrett Always held during the first full week of August (technically it always starts the Monday after the first Saturday of the month), the 86th Old Fiddlers’ Convention …

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Finding My Voice in Virginia

By Katy Clune Five months ago I started work as state folklorist and director of the Virginia Folklife Program here at Virginia Humanities. My intent this first year is to …

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Rev. Edward Scott & His Jazz Worship Service – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 7

Dr. Rev. Edward Scott is the pastor at Allen Chapel AME Church in Staunton, VA. He’s also a jazz music enthusiast. He takes his love of jazz and combines it with his …

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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,” …

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Lemlem Gebray – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 5

 Lemlem Gebray is teaching her daughters, Datta and Akeza Seyoum, in the Ethiopian coffee ceremony tradition for the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. In this Episode of Folklife Fieldnotes, we honor …

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Yara Cordeiro – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 4

Master of Brazilian capoeira, Yara Cordeiro, is apprenticing Ruthie Lezama of Reston, VA, in the 2021-2022 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class. Pat Jarret from Folklife recently went to a batizado, where …

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Marino’s Forever: Marino’s Lunch to Reopen

Famed Staunton jam spot and burger joint Marino’s Lunch has been closed since 2017. After extensive renovations the doors open this weekend.

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Earl White – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 3

Earl White is a fiddler, founding member of the Green Grass Cloggers, and leader of the Earl White Stringband. Produced in partnership with WMRA.

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Skip Herman – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 2

Skip Herman is a world-renowned instrument repairman from Frog Level Guitar Shop in Abingdon, Virginia. This podcast is produced in partnership with WMRA.

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Series Intro – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 1

WMRA’s Chris Boros at Pat Jarrett from The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities preview what’s to come on Folklife Fieldnotes.

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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.