WTJU Broadcasts LIVE from VA Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase, May 15

WTJU is proud to be a media sponsor at this year’s Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase, occurring May 15 at James Monroe’s Highland.  We will once again broadcast from the event live starting at noon, and will continue until 2 pm.  When we are not interviewing some of the artists, there will be a studio band performing led by nationally regarded fiddler and violinist Isabella Gorman.Isabella 1 Crop

So tune in May 15, or better yet come on out to this FREE event starting at noon. While we will only broadcast the first two hours live, we will be there right til it wraps up at 5 pm, interviewing some of the master artists and their apprentices for future broadcast.Isabella Aila Eli 3 CropGaye Reso 2 Dale Wise Matty 1 Beekeeping Aaron Mott Andre Saveliev 1Grace Lewis VA Folklife Grace Cheese 1

Full Performance Schedule:

12:00 Whitetop Mountain Band and special guests
12:45 Opening remarks by Jon Lohman, State Folklorist and director of the Virginia Folklife Program
1:00 Balalaika with Andrei Saveliev and Aaron Mott, and members of the Washington Balalaika Society
1:20 Bluegrass Fiddle with Billy Baker and Jack Hinshelwood
1:40 Accordion with Dale Wise and Matty Metcalfe
2:00 Gospel and Blues with Sherman Holmes and Whitney Nelson
2:20 Songwriters David and Mason Via
2:40 Fiddle with Scott Freeman and Kitty Amaral
3:00 Hindustani Khyal Singing with Ved Sheth
3:10 Old-time duets with Kay Justice and Helen White
3:30 Recognition of Master Crafters and Apprentices:
Dale Wise and Lori Sallade, accordion repair
Rick Green and Jon Butler, blacksmithing
Jim Bordwine and Baron Bordwine, salt making
Sochietah Ung, Matthew Regan, and Lena Ouk, Cambodian costume making
Joey Mirabile Sr. and Joey Mirabile Jr., hot dog purveyors
Richard Pippin, Melisaa Jones, and Zoe Bearinger, traditional and historic photography
3:40 Bluegrass Mandolin with Herschel Sizemore and Mike Walker
4:00 Oyster Shucking Contest with Deborah Pratt and Clementine Macon Boyd
4:15 Bluegrass Mandolin with Danny Knicely and Jack Dunlap
4:30 Square Dance called by Ellen and Eugene Ratcliffe, with music by Hannah Johnson and participating old-time artists

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