Virginia Folklife Program

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

8th Annual Apprenticeship Showcase: Sunday, September 11

Posted: 2011-08-04 | Categories: Uncategorized |

Join the Folklife Program at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities on Sunday, September 11th, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. for the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase. We’ll celebrate the eighth graduating class of folklife apprentices and introduce the incoming Virginia Folk Masters, with musical performances, crafts, and great food.

This year’s showcase will feature masters of a wide range of Virginia traditions, including:

  • Legendary banjo player Sammy Shelor
  • Brunswick Stew Masters
  • Work songs of the Northern Neck Chantey Singers
  • Old time dance music of the Whitetop Mountain Band
  • Cheese made by Gail Hobbs-Page of Caromont Farm
  • Traditional instruments made by Randal Eller and John Hollandsworth
  • Persian music by Nader Majd and Ali Analouei

Also, there will be draft horses worked by traditional forester Jason Rutledge, a traditional grist mill run by Bill Savage, oyster aquaculture by Dudley Biddlecomb, and much more!

The event is free and open to the public. Children and families are welcome. RSVPs are encouraged.

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 more information, call 434-924-3296.

1 Comment »

  1. I am interested in looking into possibilities of being involved in the Apprecticeship program as an apprectice for traditional chair making. I do not see information on your website regarding the apprenticeship program. Can you please furnish? Thanks, Sam Linkous

    Comment by Sam Linkous — August 17, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

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