(event) Austin Friends of Traditional Music (AFTM) Midwinter Festival

Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sat Feb 10, 2018 - 11:30AM to 10:00PM

The Austin Friends of Traditional Music (AFTM) will host its annual Midwinter Festival Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Life in the City, 205 E Monroe St, in Austin from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Come join in the fun, meet old friends and new, hear some great music. Play some yourself. Jamming is welcomed. In addition to concerts there will be workshops ranging from Afro-Cuban dance to autoharp to the history and songs of migrant Texas cedarchoppers. This is a family festival about making, learning, listening, and enjoying music for its own sake.
Long before record players and radio stations, people made music, learning the secrets of tradition over generations. Traditional music is a living thing, from different peoples the world over, each heritage distinct but holding in common the determination to see its treasures survive and grow. Where'd you get your music from?

$25 for the general public and $20 for AFTM members. 
Children 12 and under – no suggested contribution. 

WORKSHOPS
Alexa Dee - Deep Roots: History & Songs of Migrant Texas Cedar Choppers

Danzversity - Afro-Cuban Dance

Lindsay Haisley - Autoharp

Bob Leibman - Dance & Music of the Balkans

Leon Grizzard - Guitar Accompaniment (Western Swing Style)

Ryan Gould - Bass workshop


Concert Schedule:
MINI-SETS
Noon - Cameron Knowler & Will Csorba – American Traditional
12:20 - Rabia Ali – Punjabi Folk Songs
12:40 - Mira Coquina Dickey – Hardanger Fiddle

MAIN STAGE
1:15 - Bereket – Middle Eastern
2:30 - Chris Buckley – Irish Fiddle Master
3:45 - Wache – Afro-Colombian
5:00 - Ley Line – Multilingual World Folk and Soul
6:15 - Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour – Klezmer/Traditional Jewish, Belarusion and Russian Songs
7:30 - The Stovetop Rangers – Old Time Appalachian, Early Country, Pre-War Blues (Square Dance
8:45 - Wilkinson’s Quartet – Western Swing/Jazz/Jump/Blues