This bluegrass and old-time music festival honors banjo-playing prodigy and rising star of traditional music, Houston Caldwell, who sadly passed away at age eighteen in 2010. Houston was featured on many Virginia Folklife stages and recordings over the years, beginning when he was eleven years old. Workshops: Jon Lohman, director of VFH’s Virginia Folklife Program, […]
Rahim AlHaj (photo by Douglas Kent Hall)
Rahim AlHaj at Court Square Theater, Harrisonburg
Free and open to the public VFH’s Virginia Folklife Program and Court Square Theater present a concert with virtuoso oud musician and composer, Rahim AlHaj at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg. Mr. AlHaj, born in Baghdad, Iraq, began playing the oud—a stringed instrument dating back at least 5,000 years—at age nine. After studying at the Institute of […]
2016 Folklife Showcase - Photo by Pat Jarrett
Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase
Free and open to the public The Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship showcase announces its 2017 date! Join Virginia’s folk masters and their apprentices this spring for a celebration of traditional music, food, and crafts at James Monroe’s Highland, just outside of Charlottesville. The Festival will feature the graduating class of masters and apprentices and welcome in […]
Kitty Amaral Apprenticeship with Linda Lay and Scott Freeman - Photo by Pat Jarrett/VFH Staff
Virginia Folklife Program Announces Apprenticeship Class of 2017-2018
The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces the 2017-2018 class of Master Artists in the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. Master Artists are selected through a competitive process in all forms of Virginia’s expressive cultures. The ten new teams join more than one hundred pairs of masters and apprentices who have […]
Trio Sefardi (photo copyright Michael G Stewart)
Trio Sefardi with special guest Flory Jagoda
VFH’s Virginia Folklife Program and Congregation Beth Israel present an afternoon of Sephardic music and history with Trio Sefardi and special guest Flory Jagoda – Jan. 8 in Charlottesville.
Virginia Folklife Presents “Tasty Licks: Virginia’s Food Traditions”
Richmond Folk Festival, October 7-9, 2016
VFH’s Virginia Folklife Area and Stage announces its theme for the 2016 Richmond Folk Festival: “Tasty Licks: Virginia’s Food Traditions,” showcasing the diverse foodways of Virginia along with Virginia Folklife musical pairings.