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Resources for Artists Affected by Covid 19

Helpful Links for artists and musicians who have lost income because of the Covid 19 pandemic.

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A message from Jon Lohman:

After nearly two incredible decades, I have chosen to move on from my position of Director of the Virginia Folklife Program. It has been an amazing journey, and I simply …

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Legendary Ingramettes new album Take a Look in the Book is a “celestial outpouring of gospel goodness”

The new album from The Legendary Ingramettes is called Take a Look in the Book and it is getting stellar reviews: NPR’s Sunday Edition: The Power of Gospel during Crisis …

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In Gratitude: Roddy Moore

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities would like to express our deep gratitude to Roddy Moore, recently retired director of the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College …

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Hot Rods and Hot Licks

What: Richmond Folk Festival When: October 11-13, 2019 Where: Downtown Richmond between 2nd and 7th streets and Brown’s Island Cost: FREE, no tickets required Ever since the first automobiles started …

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Apprenticeship Showcase FAQs 2019

Rain or shine, please join us for Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase on Sunday, May 5 from 12:00 to 6:00pm** at James Monroe’s Highland. Do I need a ticket? How much …

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Apprenticeship Showcase Schedule and Special Guests

You will not want to miss a minute of the  Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase at James Monroe’s Highland on Sunday, May 5 from noon to 6:00pm. We will kick off …

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Announcing Apprenticeship Class of 2019–2020

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities announces the 2019-2020 class of Master Artists in the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. Master Artists are selected through a competitive process in all …

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Fiddlin’ wins Commonwealth Award at Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Film Festival awarded Fiddlin’ its first-ever Commonwealth Award for Best Virginia Feature Film, honoring the achievements of Virginia filmmakers Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic at the 31st annual …

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Fiddlin’ the Movie at the Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Folklife Program is proud to present the award-winning documentary film Fiddlin’ at this year’s Virginia Film Festival. Fiddlin’ is an old time and bluegrass music documentary that takes place …

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Explore the Art of Masquerade at the 14th Annual Richmond Folk Festival

The Virginia Folklife Program joins the Richmond Folk Festival in announcing the Virginia Folklife Area theme for the 2018 Richmond Folk Festival: “Masquerade.” When: Friday, October 12, beginning at 6:00 …

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First place finishes for Folklife Apprentices at Galax Fiddlers’ Convention

Virginia Folklife apprentices and dynamic sister-brother duo Aila Wildman and Eli Wildman took first place in adult old time fiddle and mandolin, respectively, at the 83rd annual Galax Fiddlers’ Convention. Congratulations to …

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Eddie Bond receives 2018 National Heritage Fellowship

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities is proud to announce that Eddie Bond, celebrated old-time fiddler from the small southwestern Virginia town of Fries, has been honored with the …

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Frank Newsome’s Gone Away with a Friend released by Free Dirt Records

Free Dirt Records is releasing National Heritage Fellow Reverend Frank Newsome’s album Gone Away with a Friend on June 29, 2018. Virginia State Folklorist Jon Lohman and renowned country artist …

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Apply for an Apprenticeship

Virginia Folklife Apprenticeships will begin on May 1, 2020 and run through May 1, 2021. The application deadline for this cycle is January 31, 2020.