Jim Boulier, Volunteer of the Year

Guest post by Julie Green A few weeks ago you may have read a blog post about the AFF junior volunteer recipient of the Gerry Turner Volunteer of the Year Award.  Today let me tell you about the “Senior” Volunteer of the year.  I am pleased to introduce you to Jim Boulier, winner of the […]

American Folk Festival Favorites: Swag!

What is the coolest thing you have ever purchased from a festival booth? It doesn’t have to be a musical festival, just any entertaining gathering? What items do you still use and what was the most useful item you have ever bought? Do you buy for yourself or for loved ones? If loved ones too, […]

Saying Goodbye to a Great

I remember it as clear as day. For a music lover, it was an abundance of riches.  The Folk Festival team had spent several hours listening to dozens of artists from across the world – any of whom would be welcome additions to the Folk Festival lineup, and making recommendations about which performers would be tapped to […]

A look at dollmaker Wendy Hamilton

Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly recently wrote a great piece on one last year’s featured Folklife artists, Wendy Hamilton. A dollmaker herself who also presented at the Folk Festival, Hamlin was impressed with Hamilton’s work and wanted to take a closer look at the family tradition she’s carrying on. Check the story out by clicking here.