Basket Demonstration December 4th


Join us this Sunday, Dec. 4th for a White Oak Basketmaking Demonstration at the Mammoth Cave National Park Visitor Center from 12-3pm. We’re pleased to have white oak basketmakers Scott Gilbert and Beth Hester along with willow and honeysuckle basketmakers Charles, Charlene, and Brandon Long joining us to talk about their craft. This is a free event and is organized with assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts. Event link in profile! (Photo: Charlene Long discussing the use of honeysuckle in baskets, taken by Eleanor Hasken). from Instagram:

Deadline approaching for the Homer Ledford Award

homer-ledford-copyIt’s not too late to nominate a Kentucky luthier for the Homer Ledford Award.

Since 2007, the Kentucky Folklife Program’s Homer Ledford Award has been given to Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, mastery of making and setting up instruments for excellent tone and playability, and who have been recognized by the communities of musicians they serve.

The deadline for nominations is November 21, 2016.

To access the nomination instructions and learn more about the award, click here.

Bluegrass Jam Next Week


One week from today is our next jam! The Log Cabin Bluegrass Jam will take place Thursday, Nov 17th from 7-9pm at the Pioneer Log Cabin on WKU’s campus. We can’t wait to tap our toes to some high flying bluegrass tunes. Come on out and play, sing, or watch! All levels welcome. #kentucky #kyfolklife #bluegrass #folkmusic from Instagram:

November Newsletter Now Out

large-smallCheck out our latest newsletter here. Highlights from the newsletter:

  • KFP accepting Nominations for the Homer Ledford Award
  • KFP’s next Log Cabin Old-Time Jam to be held on November 17th from 7-9pm
  • Upcoming Basket Celebration at the Kentucky Museum
  • Hammer-In review
  • KFP website overhaul!

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