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Folklife Fieldnotes

Folklife Fieldnotes is a collaborative radio podcast series between WMRA and The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities - celebrating the people making art in the Commonwealth through sound recorded by Virginia Folklife with WMRA’s Chris Boros and Pat Jarrett from Folklife.

Latest Episodes
  • Master of Brazilian capoeira, Yara Corderiro, is apprenticing Ruthie Lezama of Reston, VA, in the 2021-2022 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class. Pat Jarret from Folklife recently went to a batizado, where they were honoring their students’ achievements and ranking in capoeira.
  • Earl White is a fiddler, founding member of the Green Grass Cloggers, and leader of the Earl White Stringband. He co-founded the Big Indian Farm Artisan Bakery in Floyd, VA, and is a influential person in the old-time music and dance community.
  • Skip Herman is a world-renowned instrument repairman from Frog Level Guitar Shop in Abingdon, Virginia. He's part of Folklife's 2021-2022 class of master artists and apprentices. Pat Jarrett from The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities visited Skip in his repair shop and brings us his recollection of spending time with Skip.
  • WMRA's Chris Boros at Pat Jarrett from The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities preview what's to come on Folklife Fieldnotes.