Company of Folk News


Illinois Arts Council Master/Apprentice Grant Now Open

The Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP) recognizes the role of the master artist and apprentice relationship in the preservation of the state’s cultural heritage. The practices, customs, stories, and skills that are passed from one generation to the next influence how we live, what we value, and our personal and collective identities. MAP helps communities preserve their own … Read More


Iron Heart Chicago features many of Chicago’s Traditional Artists

June 10-17th  A new initiative from the Old Town School of Folk Music features From Generation to Generation artist Liz Carroll, along with other amazing artists from the city: “Each neighborhood in Chicago has its own groove, its own artistic roots, and the train connects it all together. This June, Old Town School invites you to meet some of our … Read More


Orland Park Public Library artist programs scheduled

From Generation to Generation is currently on display at Orland Park Library. Four artist  programs have been scheduled in conjunction with the exhibit. You can find more detailed information here:

April 10, 7 pm:  Exhibit Opening.  Bucky discusses exhibit and plays a few folksongs from Illinois.

April 30, 7 pm:  Vera Samycia, Ukrainian egg pysanka

May 17, 2 pm:  Jimmy Keane, accordion … Read More