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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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,” …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Earl of Indian Valley
Earl White shares his knowledge about music in a “formally informal” jam situation at his old time music camp.
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 …
Lemlem Gebray and Datta and Akeza Seyoum
Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and Ethiopian beans are arguably some of the best in the world. As legend has it, coffee was first discovered by …
Apply for an Apprenticeship
Virginia Folklife Apprenticeships will begin June 1, 2023 and run through May 31, 2024. The application deadline for this cycle is April 9, 2023.