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Greg Galbreath, left, is training apprentice Peter Keller in the art of old-time banjo making and the intricate inlay Galbreath is known for. The pair photographed at Buckey Banjos in Eggleston, Virginia on 8/11/17.

Whether sung or told, hand-crafted or performed, Virginia’s rich folklife refers to the “arts of everyday life” that reflect a sense of traditional knowledge and connection to community.

Virginia’s folkways are rich with traditions that have been rooted in the Commonwealth for centuries, as well as those that more recently have been carried here and nourished by Virginia’s diverse immigrant communities.

Album cover for Take a Look in the Book

Legendary Ingramettes

Six decades of music, sixty-five years of song, generations tied together through the force of will of a matriarchy of powerful women. The Virginia Folklife Program is so proud to announce the release of Take a Look in the Book, the new album from The Legendary Ingramettes.