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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


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.

Taquerias of Southmost Exhibit at Texas Folklife Gallery

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 10:00 to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 17:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Taquerías of Southmost Gallery Exhibit
Texas Folklife Gallery
1708 Houston St / Austin, TX 78756
FREE and open to the public 
Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and by appointment

Apprenticeships In The Folk & Traditional Arts: Daniel Malik & Sydney Hermann, Texas Czech Polka Saxophone

It was always a dream for Daniel Malik to perform with the famous polka musician Joe Patek. The Patek family were revered throughout the 20th century as one of, if not the, most popular polka orchestra throughout all of Texas. Many Texans may recognize the popular standard “Shiner Song,” an arrangement by the Patek band that has become the (un)official anthem of the Texas Czech people.


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