Join the Folklife Program at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities on Sunday, September 12th, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. for the seventh annual Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase. We’ll celebrate the seventh graduating class of folklife apprentices and introduce the incoming Virginia Folk Masters, with musical performances, crafts, and traditional Brunswick Stew.
The event is free and open to the public. Children and families are welcome. The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is located next to the Boar’s Head Inn, 145 Ednam Drive, off Route 250 West in Charlottesville. For directions or more information, call 434-924-3296.
This year’s showcase will feature masters of a wide range of Virginia traditions, including:
- Legendary gospel singing of Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes
- Work songs of the Northern Neck Chantey Singers
- Old time dance music of the Whitetop Mountain Band
- Award-winning oyster shucker Deborah Pratt
- Traditional instruments made by Randall Eller
- The Eagle family, Master practitioners of maple syrup making
- The Shelton family, Master apple cider makers from southern Albemarle
Also, there will be draft horses worked by traditional forestry Master Jason Rutledge, a traditional grist mill run by Master Bill Savage, snake cane carving by Norman Amos, and much more.
Full Schedule (pdf)
Please join us!