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Real Folk: Passing on Trades and Traditions of the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program – Exhibition
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is temporarily closed to the public because of Covid-19, but is now offering a virtual tour of the Real Folk exhibition: Since 2002, the …
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As we look back at the 15th Folk Festival in Richmond we can’t help but take pride in the stunning success of this event! This was another great year, and …
I’m sure we join so many throughout Southwest Virginia and beyond in our sadness and shock to learn of the passing of Gerald Anderson. Gerald was a fine luthier, player, …
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.