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  • Posted on Tue Nov 10, 2015
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES TEXAS MASTER FIDDLER AWARDS   Awards Given at the 2nd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling First Recipients: Polish Fiddler Daniel Cendalski and Jose Moreno from the Rio Grande Valley    The second annual Festival of Texas Fiddling was held on Saturday, November 7, at the historic dancehall La Bahia Turn Verein. The Festival is sponsored by Texas...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 21, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com     TEXAS FOLKLIFE LAUNCHES “2016 Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” PROGRAM   Grants of up to $1,500 available for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of TexasPriority given to Polka and Zydeco Applications, but...
  • Posted on Mon Oct 19, 2015
    The Elisabet Ney Museum and Texas Folklife present the Second First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE!   Sunday October 25 2015, from noon to 5:30 PM   At the Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th Street, 78751 Our headline act this year? The pride of Denton Texas, Grammy Award winners BRAVE COMBO!! Also featuring Mazeltov Cocktail Hour, The Fabulous Polkasonics, Conjunto Los Pinkys and Polish Pete...
  • Posted on Mon Oct 19, 2015
      Belen Escobedo Renowned Mexican-American String Band Fiddler, Bajo Sexto Master Ramon “Rabbit” Sanchez, and Ramon Gutierrez on the tololoche, October 29 This month’s concert will feature San Antonio fiddler Belen Escobedo, accompanied by bajo sexto master “Rabbit” Sanchez, who is widely considered the top bajista in conjunto music today, and Ramon Gutierrez on the tololoche. The...
  • Posted on Fri Oct 9, 2015
    Join us as we celebrate the release of Keyif, Atlas Maior's newest release, at Central Market North. Enjoy Atlas Maior's blend of world grooves, delicious food and beverages, and Central Market's family-friendly atmosphere! The group will be joined by some fabulous dancers, including the lovely Rania Kandil and representatives of Perennial Dance Company.Keyif, a Turkish concept that translates...
  • Posted on Fri Sep 11, 2015
    Texas Folklife, the statewide non-profit cultural dedicated to the celebration and perpetuation of the folk arts and folklife of the Lone Star State, and Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc, a statewide 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness in an effort to save the state’s historic dance halls, seeks article submissions and proposals about all aspects of Texas Fiddling for...
  • Posted on Mon Aug 31, 2015
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES HOUSE CONCERTS   Monthly series will feature Roots Music in an Intimate Setting Rick Shea Will Perform for First Concert at the new Texas Folklife House    Tickets at texasfolklifehouse.brownpapertickets.com  Texas Folklife has launched a monthly music series at their new location—the Texas Folklife House (1708 Houston Street.) The series...
  • Posted on Tue Jul 28, 2015
    Texas Folklife is thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling! We will be partnering with Texas Dancehall Preservation Inc. for this year's event, which will be held on November 7th, 2015 at La Bahia Turn Verein Dance Hall in Burton, TX. It will feature a combination of workshops and showcases in a variety of fiddle styles. There will also be a dance at the end of the festival...
  • Posted on Tue Jul 28, 2015
    Forty-eight German settlers living in the vicinity of Burton, Washington County, Texas organized the La Bahia Turn Verein on July 5, 1879.  In the statutes they adopted that day, they declared their purpose to be physical and spiritual development of their members and the promotion of social life.  The original statutes were naturally in German as that was the regular language of the...
  • Posted on Tue Jul 21, 2015
                Last week Texas Folklife held the “Stories From Deep in the Heart” 2015 Summer Institute at the AISD Science and Health Resource Center in South Austin. The institute was a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio production designed specifically for high school students and high school and middle school teachers. The theme of this year’s workshop was the...

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