Posted on Thu Oct 16, 2014
(En español abajo) We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of “Los Camaroneros de Ojo de Agua”, a música de jarana album of elder musicians from Ojo de Agua, Veracruz, Mexico. These musicians have shared their music and spirit and shown tremendous dedication to maintaining the fandango tradition in their town. This jarana raffle will help us complete the album production.Through a...
Posted on Tue Jun 10, 2014
Thanks to everyone that joined us at our 25th annual Accordion Kings and Queens concert. What a great night with great music and fun! Here is a photo recap by the one and only David Dodd.
Posted on Thu Dec 5, 2013
It's that time again! We are searching for the best young accordion players in Texas from the categories conjunto, zydeco and polka for our annual Big Squeeze contest. To be eligible, you must be 21 and under and enter by April 7th. Participants may be asked to perform in our finals in Austin on April 26th. You could also win a cash prize.
2014 Entry Form
2014 Contest Rules
Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
BIG SQUEEZE AFTER-PARTY!
Tickets: $35 or $60 for two, click here to purchase tickets: http://bigsqueeze2014.brownpapertickets.com/
Includes dinner, drinks and live music with a chance to meet the 2014 Big Squeeze finalists and their families.
Proceeds benefit Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze program for young accordion players
Posted on Fri Jan 17, 2014
Texas Folklife offers a range of performances, exhibitions, and workshops in the traditional arts for school and community venues. The 2014-2015 touring performances focus on the talented young winners of “The Big Squeeze” accordion contest. The touring package includes a screening of “The Big Squeeze” film and a performance program that can be scaled to your budget. Master classes and TEKS...
Posted on Mon Nov 24, 2014
All the fiddle styles for the Festival of Texas Fiddling are, at their heart, music for dancing. This Festival highlights that symbiotic perfection of fiddle and dance --all in the ideal setting of the historic Twin Sisters Dance Hall that has always been the home for it.
The December 6 festival in less than two weeks culminates in a dance at 7:30 pm with Al Dressen's Super Swing Revue.
Posted on Wed Nov 12, 2014
The Festival of Texas Fiddling is coming up in only one month, December 6 at the Twin Sisters dance hall in Blanco.
More information on the Festival and ticket info can be found at the Festival homepage.
This is the first festival to present the diverse array of the powerful fiddle traditions from across the state. It is right in line with Texas Folklife’s longstanding involvement with...
Posted on Wed Oct 15, 2014
The Elisabet Ney Museum, Texas Folklife, and Polkaworks present the return of
Sunday October 26 2014, from noon to 5PM
At the Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th Street, 78751
Featuring live music from Dallas’ Los Morales Boyz; The Fabulous Polkasonics and Conjunto Los Pinkys, both from Austin; and, the pride of Denton Texas, Grammy Award...
Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
The FY 2015 grants from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Divison have rolled in and it's finally time to reveal the projects sponsored by their grants. Texas Folklife is dedicated to music, education, and traditional culture all around Texas and here are a few of the programs we'll be bringing you in the coming year.
First, there's Michelle Alany and her one-day Sephardic, Eastern European, and...
Posted on Thu Oct 9, 2014
On Friday October 17th, Atlas Maior will be releasing a double album titled "Palindrome" at Whip In. After months recording, an international tour, and copious amounts of editing, the band is ready to celebrate.Atlas Maior will be paying tribute to this improvised album by featuring several guest musicians during their live performance. Together they will explore composition, and improvisation...