Kentucky Folklife Program September Newsletter
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Accepting Nominations for Homer Ledford Award
Deadline for submissions: November 21, 2016
Photo of Homer Ledford from our archives
We are now accepting nominee applications for the 2017 Homer Ledford Award.  This award is given in honor of master luthier, musician, and educator Homer Ledford.  Since 2007 the award has been presented to Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, mastery of making and setting up instruments for excellent playability, and who have been recognized by the communities they serve.  If you would like to nominate someone for this award or want more information, visit our website.
Log Cabin Old-Time Jam
Thursday, Nov 17th 7-9pm, Pioneer Log Cabin
Photo from Ocotober's Jam by Brent Björkman
Our first Log Cabin Old-Time Jam of the school year was a great success!  About ten musicians came to participate in the jam and several folks showed up to watch and enjoy the tunes.  It was a fun evening filled with music, jokes, and chat.

Our next jam will be held Thursday, November 17th from 7-9pm in the Pioneer Log Cabin on WKU's campus.  The jam is open to all levels and will be beginner-friendly.  You are welcome to bring an instrument and play in the jam, or you can sing or just watch!  For more information, visit our website.  We hope you'll join us!
Basket Celebration at the Kentucky Museum
Saturday, November 12th 1-3pm
Photo of basketmaker Gin Petty by Nicole Musgrave
On Saturday, November 12th from 1-3pm the Kentucky Museum will host a Basket Celebration featuring a Basket Share and weaving activities.  For the Basket Share the public can bring baskets in to informally display and to discuss their favorite baskets with others.  You can also get an introduction to basketweaving at one of the weaving stations.  The event is open to all ages.  For more information, visit the Kentucky Museum's website
Hammer-In Review
Photo by Mike Dowell
Last month we partnered with the Kentucky Museum to host our first ever Hammer-In, a day celebrating the metalworkers' trade.  We were overwhelmed by the number of folks who attended and by all of the positive feedback we received.  Keep your eyes peeled for similar programming in the future!
KFP Website Overhaul
We've updated our website!  Last week we spent time giving our website a facelift.  Check it out and let us know what you think!
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