Posted on Fri Dec 8, 2017
Big Squeeze 2018Statewide Youth Accordion ContestSchedule, Contest Rules and Entry Form
So, YOU want to participate in the Big Squeeze 2018?
Just follow these steps!
***Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife OR they can submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both,...
Posted on Thu Dec 7, 2017
TEXAS FOLKLIFE AND THE FESTIVAL OF TEXAS FIDDLING ANNOUNCE 2017 TEXAS MASTER FIDDLER AWARDSAward given to Brian Marshall of Tomball and Belen Escobedo of San Antonio
Austin, TX—December 7, 2017—Texas Folklife and The Festival of Texas Fiddling are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Texas Master Fiddler Awards. Two awards were given to master fiddlers who have carried on and lovingly...
Posted on Fri Nov 10, 2017
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Texas Folklife Presents The 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling
December 2, 2017
Twin Sisters Dance Hall, Blanco, Texas
Austin, Texas – November 1, 2017 – The 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling is a day-long event featuring showcase concerts, a symposium session, workshops, and tons of...
Posted on Mon Nov 6, 2017
MAZEL TOV KOCKTAIL HOUR
Releases Their Debut CD
SHOYN AVEK DER NEKHTN
Saturday, December 2, 7:00pm
Congregation Agudas Achim, 7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731
[October 13, 2017] – Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour (MTKH), an 8-year-old traditional Jewish music band in Austin, is releasing its first album, entitled Shoyn Avek Der Nekhtn, which translates as “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone.” The 10-piece ensemble...
Posted on Wed Oct 18, 2017
The Elizabeth Ney Museum and Texas Folklife Present
THE FOURTH FIRST ANNUAL POLKAPOCALYPSE!
The FOURTH First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE! is once again upon us! Four awesome Polka bands will rock the boots off your lederhosen with a crazy mix of Tejano, Czech, German, Ukranian, Polish, Gypsy, and Norteno sounds!
Address: Elizabeth Ney Museum
Posted on Wed Sep 20, 2017
Gallery ExhibitThe Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program
This exhibit features tools, instruments, finished works, photographs, audio, video and other documentation from Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program. The program encourages the preservation and continuation of Texas traditions by...
Posted on Fri Sep 15, 2017
The Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program
Gallery Exhibit Opening Thursday 10/26/17 (6pm-8pm) 1708 Houston St Austin, TX 78756 Texas Folklife invites you to join us for the exhibit opening of "The Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program". Select artists featured in the exhibit will be on...
Posted on Wed Aug 9, 2017
Jude Moreau & The Bon Temps Playboys CD Release Party
With Special Appearance by Bridget Roberts
Thursday, September 7, 2017
6pm – 9pm
3296 Pinetree Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705
2017 Master Artist and Cajun Accordionist Jude Moreau will be holding a CD release party with his group, The Bon Temps Playboys, for their new album, Le Deux Violins at the Pinetree Lodge on Thursday,...
Posted on Tue Aug 1, 2017
Remembering Anthony Ortiz Jr.
Texas Folklife is saddened by the passing of Anthony Ortiz Jr. Ortiz who was a finalist for the 2009 Big Squeeze when he was only 15 years old, and had become a master accordionist until his untimely death at the young age of 24.
His passing represents a loss to the accordion world and to Texas Folklife.
Read more about Anthony’s...
Posted on Thu Jul 20, 2017
Enjoy the finished radio pieces from the Texas Folklife Stories Summer Institute, a weeklong intensive audio production workshop for Austin-area students and teachers.
Texas Folklife's 2017 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute is a week-long intensive workshop in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Teachers and community member...