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Texas Folklife Mission: Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, presenting, and documenting the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State.

Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts: Ed Poullard & Dan Chevalier, Creole Fiddle

Back in the early 1990s, when Ed Poullard apprenticed under the guidance of the famous Creole fiddler Canray Fontenot, he recalls being told how important this apprenticeship would be for future generations. As Mr. Poullard remembers, “He said that when Canray’s gone, you become a torchbearer. You have to do whatever you can to bring this to others and show them what you know.” Over two decades later, Mr.

28th Annual Wendish Fest

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 (All day)
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

Emigrating from the region of Lusatia in what is now Northeast Germany, the Wendish people first arrived to Texas by way of Galveston in the middle of the 19th century. The Texas Wendish people still maintain a constant presence in Giddings, through Texas Wendish Heritage.

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