Join us in Wytheville for this month’s WCC Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree, featuring Whitetop Mountain Band and Cabin Creek Bluegrass Band.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s upcoming exhibit “I’ve Endured: Women in Old-Time Music” was supported in part by a Virginia Humanities grant.
Daniel Smith of Lynchburg is apprenticing Richard Maxham of Alexandria, a fifth-generation violinist, in violin making and repair.
Richard Maxham is apprenticing under Lynchburg violin maker Daniel Smith, though the Maxham name has been intimately involved with violin making and performance for five generations.
Made up of representatives from regional cultural organizations and independent artists, the Greater Bristol Folk Arts & Culture Team works to promote and support folk arts and culture in the greater Bristol community.
Pat Jarrett and Chris Boros discuss Virginia’s robust DIY Punk communities on this installment of Folklife Fieldnotes.
In this impact story, learn how Virginia Folklife mentor and apprentice artists Susan Gaeta and Gina Sobel are infusing traditional Sephardic music with new influences.
When the pandemic shut down the opportunity to experience live music, I was hit hard. I started going to shows when I was fifteen. (Once, my mom dropped me off …
Bomba Dance Bomba is, as Margarita “Tata” Sanchez Cepeda puts it, “all about love. I was taught under love, bomba is a form of love, and we continue to carry …
Four years ago, Dr. D. Brad Hatch was one of just two members of the Patawomeck Indian tribe who knew how to weave an eel pot. Now Brad is teaching fellow tribal members David Onks IV and Reagan Andersen how to make eel pots as part of the Virginia Folklife Program’s 2022-23 Apprenticeship Program cohort.
The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation recently announced sixteen grants totaling over $136,000 to organizations and individual artists/practitioners in Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia through their Central Appalachia Living Traditions (CALT) …