Kentucky Folklife Program Accepting Nominations for 2023 Homer Ledford Award

The Kentucky Folklife Program is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Homer Ledford Award through Feb 1, 2023. Since 2007, the Kentucky Folklife Program’s Homer Ledford Award has been awarded to Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, mastery of instrument creation (which includes an ease of playability and set-up for superior sound quality), and … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program Accepting Nominations for 2023 Homer Ledford Award

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Erika Brady To Give 2nd Lecture in WKU Folk Studies 50th Anniversary Series on Thursday, November 17

WKU Folk Studies Professor Emeritus and co-host of Barren River Breakdown on WKYU-PBS, Erika Brady will give a lecture entitled "Warbling Woodnotes and Ugly Babies: The Enigmatic Legacy of WKU to Kentucky Music" on Thursday, November 17 at 5:30 in the Western Room of the Kentucky Museum. Erika Brady has worked with musicians in this … Continue reading Erika Brady To Give 2nd Lecture in WKU Folk Studies 50th Anniversary Series on Thursday, November 17

Kentucky Folklife Digital Magazine Publishes 2022 Summer Issue

The Kentucky Digital Magazine published it's Summer 2022 Issue! It features an article by Macy Lethco about refashioning heritage quilts, a breakdown of the Kentucky Crafts Encyclopedia by Thomas A. Adler, a moving piece by Portia Pennington about Hospice Care in Kentucky; lastly Lamont Jack Pearly brings us the second installment of "Stories of Modern … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Digital Magazine Publishes 2022 Summer Issue

KFP to Host “Chattin’ on the Porch” Narrative Stage at The Horse Cave Heritage Festival on September 17, 2022

We are excited to continue our tradition of hosting a Narrative Stage with some great folk artists, musicians, craftspeople and business owners local to Hart County. This year we have added two additional stages! Our guests include Allison Meredith to demonstrate her beloved Reese's Cake, Kim Reece from Murray's Restaurant and Jackie Kulaga from 5 … Continue reading KFP to Host “Chattin’ on the Porch” Narrative Stage at The Horse Cave Heritage Festival on September 17, 2022

The Kentucky Folklife Program is Partnering With the Warren County Public Library for a Young Adults Poetry Contest!

KFP is pleased to partner with the Warren County Public Library in their annual poetry contest this year. Two winning poems will be published in Kentucky Folklife Magazine, as well as other Bowling Green publications.  If you’re a young writer or know someone who is, make sure to submit before April 30th, visit warrenpl.org/poetry to … Continue reading The Kentucky Folklife Program is Partnering With the Warren County Public Library for a Young Adults Poetry Contest!

Our Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting in Hazard, KY Was a Success!

Over the weekend, the Kentucky Folklife Program staff traveled to Hazard, Kentucky to host a Folklife Network Meeting that consisted of workshops, lunch and an information session. Our meeting was held at the Perry County Public Library and we had lunch from Shenanigans Deli! The first workshop was on Folk Art & Education, taught by … Continue reading Our Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting in Hazard, KY Was a Success!

Our Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting in Hazard, KY is Back On!

After postponing due to inclement weather from a last minute winter storm, we are pleased to announce we have a new date and location for our Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting in Hazard, KY! Mark your calendars for Saturday April 9, 2022 from 10am-3:30pm at the Perry County Public Library! REGISTER HERE! The details haven't … Continue reading Our Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting in Hazard, KY is Back On!

Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting in Hazard Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

We have made the difficult decision to postpone our Eastern Folklife Network Meeting in Hazard, KY due to poor weather. What we hope is the last winter storm of the season has made its way to Kentucky, instead of braving the elements (and making our attendees do so), we've decided to reschedule for another Saturday … Continue reading Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting in Hazard Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

Registration is Now Open For our Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting on March 12, 2022 in Hazard, KY!

We are pleased to announce Registration is now live for our Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting on March 12, 2022 in Hazard, Kentucky! This meeting at the Appalachian Arts Alliance from 10am-4pm, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, will feature a workshop on Folk Arts and Education, Lunch and more … Continue reading Registration is Now Open For our Eastern Regional Folklife Network Meeting on March 12, 2022 in Hazard, KY!

The Newest Spring 2022 Issue Kentucky Folklife Magazine Is Now Live!

The newest Spring 2022 Issue of the Kentucky Folklife Digital Magazine is live! The Kentucky Folklife Program, a part of the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at WKU, is pleased to announce that our fourth consecutive issue of Kentucky Folklife, a multimedia digital publication dedicated to exploring expressive cultures throughout the Commonwealth, is now available. This … Continue reading The Newest Spring 2022 Issue Kentucky Folklife Magazine Is Now Live!