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  • Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2015
    Auditions will be held at the La Joya High School Performing Arts Center. More info coming soon! 
  • Posted on Thu Dec 18, 2014
    Today a new adventure in my life begins. I am super happy and excited to be back working for Texas Folklife. With the expert guidance and leadership of Executive Director Cristina Balli, I will be coordinating the Big Squeeze Accordion Throwdown. This statewide contest showcases the talented young accordion players, age 21 and younger, in the beautiful Texas musical traditions of Conjunto, Cajun/...
  • 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 Wed Dec 10, 2014
    Texas Folklife and the  Bullock Texas State History Museum are pleased to announce that the Finals for the annual Big Squeeze accordion contest will take place at the museum on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the Lone Star Plaza in front of the museum (in case of rain it will be held inside), and is free and open to the public. The 10 Big...
  • 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...
  • 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 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. Now we...
  • Posted on Fri Nov 21, 2014
        Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives Read Album Liner Notes Notes by Producers Dan Margolies & Charlie Lockwood Texas Folklife is proud to announce the release of Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives, available in CD format on December 5, 2014. ...
  • 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    POLKAPOCALYPSE!     Sunday October 26 2014, from noon to 5PM At the Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th Street, 78751 FREE admission! 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...

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