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  • Posted on Wed Apr 25, 2018
        The 2017 Festival of Texas Fiddling Symposium Session took place on December 1, 2017 at the historic Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, TX.  The session was sponsored by Humanities Texas, with the goal of creating collaborative synergies between scholarly researchers, musicians, dancers, members of the Blanco, TX community, members of the general public, and listeners. ...

    2017 Festival of Texas Fiddling Symposium Session

  • Posted on Fri Mar 2, 2018
    Save the date!2018 Festival of Texas FiddlingSat December 1st, 2018Twin Sisters Dance Hall - Blanco, TX   Stay tuned for details!
  • Posted on Fri Apr 28, 2017
    Texas Folklife is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling! This year's event will be held on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 at Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, TX. The festival day program includes a symposium, presentations and showcase concerts by master fiddlers from styles across Texas. The evening western swing dance features Texas favorites Bobby Flores and the Yellow...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 27, 2016
      TEXAS FOLKLIFE 2017 HOUSE CONCERT SERIES Valerie Ryals: Texas Style FiddlingWed 1/25/17 (7pm-9pm)Texas Folklife House1708 Houston St.Austin, TX 78756  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2736249FREE for Texas Folklife Members  Enter discount code at ticket website or bring ID to the show.  Need the code? Not sure if you are a member? Contact...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 2, 2014
    December 1, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Charlie Lockwood (512) 441-9255, clockwood@texasfolklife.org     TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNCOUNCES RELEASE OF “TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF TEXAS VOLUME 1: FIDDLE RECORDINGS FROM THE TEXAS FOLKLIFE ARCHIVES”    COMPILATION ALBUM FEATURES JOHNNY GIMBLE, RICKY TURPIN, VALERIE RYALS, BRIAN MARSHALL, JOSE MORENO AND BILL GILBERT...
  • Posted on Fri Sep 12, 2014
    A special thank you to the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center for hosting these talented musicians. You can find an article on the LoC website written by our very own Charlie Lockwood here! Additionally, you can find some footage of the festivities here. THE QUEBE SISTERS BAND | TEXAS FIDDLING AND SWING HOMEGROWN CONCERTSFROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, CO-SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN...
  • Posted on Wed Jul 23, 2014
    "Mr. Max Kruger was responsible for building a dance hall and community center along with a bowling alley in 1869 that opened to the public in January 1870. These buildings were named The Twin Sister Hall and Bowling Alley. In 1967 the bowling alley burned to the ground and was later rebuilt in Spring Branch Texas. The Twin Sisters Dance Hall still serves to this day as a community center for...
  • Posted on Mon Jul 7, 2014
    The Quebe Sisters Band | Texas Fiddling and SwingHomegrown Concertsfrom the Library of Congress, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center AUGUST 20, 2014 at Noon, No Tickets Required Coolidge Auditorium The Quebe Sisters Band is composed of Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee), who all sing and play the fiddle, and the Clark twins, Penny Lea (guitar and mandolin...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 6, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                                 ...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 28, 2016
    The career of Texas style fiddler Valerie Ryals is a demonstration in firsts. As one of the first women to compete in Texas fiddling championships during a time when men dominated, Ms. Ryals won her first Junior World Championship at age 13, setting the stage for a series of distinguished accolades throughout her career. In addition to being the first and only lady fiddler inducted into the Texas...

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