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  • Posted on Thu Jan 11, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent in Showcases Across the State  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under) Cajun & Zydeco Grand...
  • Posted on Thu Dec 28, 2017
    It’s that time of the year! It's time to start squeezebox practice and time to dust off those dance moves.    We are gearing up for 2018’s round of the Big Squeeze. This is the program's 12th year.    I am glad to be back with the program again this year. There is nothing I am more passionate about in this world than Texan music, traditions and history. The preservation...
  • Posted on Thu Dec 14, 2017
    Holiday Discounts at the Texas Folklife Online StoreThis holiday season, buy a special gift for yourself or your loved one when you visit the Texas Folklife online store. Amongst our various options of Texas Folklife shirts, CDs, and DVDs, we are including special discounts on three items. These items include the 2014 Festival of Texas Fiddling shirt which is now only $5, our 2017...
  • Posted on Fri Dec 8, 2017
    Big Squeeze 2018Statewide Youth Accordion ContestSchedule, Contest Rules and Entry Form So, YOU want to participate in the Big Squeeze 2018?   Just follow these steps! ***Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife OR they can submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both,...
  • Posted on Thu Dec 7, 2017
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE AND THE FESTIVAL OF TEXAS FIDDLING ANNOUNCE 2017 TEXAS MASTER FIDDLER AWARDSAward given to Brian Marshall of Tomball and Belen Escobedo of San Antonio  Austin, TX—December 7, 2017—Texas Folklife and The Festival of Texas Fiddling are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Texas Master Fiddler Awards. Two awards were given to master fiddlers who have carried on and lovingly...
  • Posted on Fri Nov 10, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: festivaloftexasfiddling@gmail.com Texas Folklife Presents The 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling December 2, 2017 Twin Sisters Dance Hall, Blanco, Texas Austin, Texas – November 1, 2017 – The 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling is a day-long event featuring showcase concerts, a symposium session, workshops, and tons of...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 6, 2017
    MAZEL TOV KOCKTAIL HOUR Releases Their Debut CD SHOYN AVEK DER NEKHTN Saturday, December 2, 7:00pm Congregation Agudas Achim, 7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731 [October 13, 2017] – Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour (MTKH), an 8-year-old traditional Jewish music band in Austin, is releasing its first album, entitled Shoyn Avek Der Nekhtn, which translates as “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone.” The 10-piece ensemble...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 18, 2017
    The Elizabeth Ney Museum and Texas Folklife Present THE FOURTH FIRST ANNUAL POLKAPOCALYPSE! The FOURTH First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE! is once again upon us! Four awesome Polka bands will rock the boots off your lederhosen with a crazy mix of Tejano, Czech, German, Ukranian, Polish, Gypsy, and Norteno sounds!  Address:   Elizabeth Ney Museum          ...
  • Posted on Wed Sep 20, 2017
    Gallery ExhibitThe Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program This exhibit features tools, instruments, finished works, photographs, audio, video and other documentation from Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program.  The program encourages the preservation and continuation of Texas traditions by...
  • Posted on Fri Sep 15, 2017
      The Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program Gallery Exhibit Opening Thursday 10/26/17 (6pm-8pm) 1708 Houston St Austin, TX 78756 Texas Folklife invites you to join us for the exhibit opening of "The Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program".  Select artists featured in the exhibit will be on...

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