Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase, Charlottesville

Folklife Program

Apprenticeship Showcase Poster 2016May 15, 2016
Ash Lawn-Highland, Charlottesville
Free and open to the public

The Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship showcase has a new date and new location! Join Virginia’s folk masters and their apprentices this spring for a celebration of traditional music, food, and crafts at Ash Lawn-Highland, home of James Monroe, just outside of Charlottesville.

Introducing the 2016–2017 Master Folk Artists and their apprentices:

  • Master songwriter David Via of Patrick County and apprentice Mason Via
  • Master papier-mâché sculptor “Mama Girl” Onley of Accomack County and apprentice David Onley
  • Master bluegrass fiddler and mandolinist Scott Freeman of Grayson County and apprentice Kitty Amaral
  • Master Cambodian costume maker Sochietah Ung of Washington, D.C., and apprentices Matthew R. Regan and Lena Ouk
  • Masters square dance callers Eugene and Ellen Ratcliffe of Highland County and apprentice Hannah Johnson
  • Master old time duet singer Linda Kay Justice of Wythe County and apprentice Helen White
  • Master of Hindustani vocal traditions Humayun Khan of Fairfax county and apprentice Ved Sheth
  • Master of traditional photographic methods Richard Pippin of Staunton and apprentices Melissa Jones and Zoe Bearinger.
  • Master hotdog purveyor Joey Mirabile of Richmond and apprentice Joey Mirabile Jr.
  • Returning Master bluegrass mandolin player and composer Herschel Sizemore of Roanoke and apprentice Mike Walker

Celebrating the completion of the 2015–2016 Master Folk Artists and their apprentices:

  • Master blues and gospel performer Sherman Holmes of Middlesex County and apprentice Whitney Nelson
  • Master bluegrass fiddler Billy Baker of Norton and apprentice Jack Hinshelwood
  • Master of accordion making and restoration Dale Wise of Orange County and apprentice Lori Sallade
  • Master blacksmith Rick Green of Franklin County and apprentice Jon Butler
  • Master salt maker Jim Bordwine of Saltville and apprentice Baron Bordwine
  • Master mandolin player Danny Knicely of Loudoun County and apprentice Jack Dunlap
  • Master balalaika player Andrei Saveliev of Fairfax and apprentice Aaron G. Mott

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