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  • Posted on Mon Mar 14, 2016
        Hear the finished pieces produced at the 2016 Stories Summer Institute:   Texas Folklife invites all middle and high school teachers, students, and administrators in the greater Austin area to participate in the “Stories from Deep in the Heart” Summer Institute, a one week audio documentary production workshop. During the Summer Institute, participants will work in groups...
  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
      DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 11, 2016, BY 5:00 PM! 2017 Program Guidelines and Application (Fillable PDF) 2017 Program Guidelines and Application (For Print) Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeship in the Folk Arts program encourages the continuation of traditional arts in Texas by providing up to $1,500 awards to master artists to train...
  • Posted on Tue May 10, 2016
                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree...
  • Posted on Wed May 4, 2016
    Texas Folklife has recently concluded our Spring 2016 Podcasting Techniques initiative. Podcasting Techniques is a series of workshops with teachers and students to facilitate community podcasts. In total, nearly 200 students worked to develop their own recordings through the program, completing 19 school podcasts throughout Austin ISD and Round Rock ISD. The initiative was developed as part of...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 21, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com     TEXAS FOLKLIFE LAUNCHES “2016 Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” PROGRAM   Grants of up to $1,500 available for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of TexasPriority given to Polka and Zydeco Applications, but...
  • Posted on Sun Mar 8, 2015
    It has been 110 years since the unsurpassed Bob Wills was born on March 6, 1905 in Kosse, Texas. Given the recent ways Texas Folklife has been showcasing its three decades of work documenting and celebrating Texas fiddling on its archival cd release and at the Festival of Texas Fiddling, it seemed appropriate to send along happy birthday wishes! It is hard to imagine someone who has had a more...
  • Posted on Fri Feb 27, 2015
    I am proud to announce that I have been selected as a recipient for a 2015 Community Research Grant from The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.  This fall I will work with a UT humanities faculty member and access the University's archival and library holdings to do research related to Texas music recordings.  This project will help advance Texas Folklife's...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 22, 2015
      Friday, July 10, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. George Washington Carver Center Boyd Vance Theater6pm: Reception (light refreshments served) 7pm: Program BeginsFolklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin will present a sampling of her work in radio and folklore, as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Stories Summer Institute by this year’s...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 16, 2014
    Holiday Special (valid through Friday 12/19/14)Use promo code FIDDLE for $5 off Fiddle Fest T-shirt + Fiddle CD combo!FREE SHIPPING 
  • Posted on Tue Dec 9, 2014
    The Festival of Texas Fiddling was a great event-- incredible music all day, a great dance to cap it off, and a whole lot of fun overall. The picture at the top is of all of the day’s fiddlers at the plenary session, where each gave an example of their style. This is looking over the shoulders of Los Trineros at Brian Marshall playing with his sons and Mark Rubin on guitar. Directly behind...

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