Folklife FieldNotes

Series produced by With Good Reason

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What does it mean to practice the traditional arts in contemporary culture?

"Folklife FieldNotes" shares the stories of tradition bearers - artists, musicians and craftspeople - and asks what it means to practice the traditional arts in contemporary culture. Hosted by Jon Lohman, Virginia State Folklorist. Debuting in September 2009, these 3 minute and 30 second public radio features are designed as local drop-ins to Morning Edition and All Things Considered, with an Announcer Lede.

5 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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When Christmas is over, the fun is just getting started for many in Southern Appalachia.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, WTJU, KUER, WOUB, WTIP and more

  • Added: Dec 21, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Adam Larkey
Many of the musicians who perform at fiddlers' conventions and music festivals throughout southern Appalachia are, in fact, young kids.

Bought by WMMT, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and WTIP

  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Paschall Brothers onstage, Credit: Virginia Folklife Program
The Paschall Brothers of Chesapeake sing four-part harmony in a style with a storied tradition.

  • Added: Nov 24, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Flory Jagoda (right) teaches Ladino songs., Credit: Morgan Miller
"Don't open your mouth. Just sit and play. Keep on playing."

Bought by WABE

  • Added: Oct 02, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Spencer Moore, Credit: Jon Lohman
A masterful songster recorded by two folklorists, fifty years apart.

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, KZMU Moab Community Radio, WTIP, and WAMU

  • Added: Sep 16, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 5