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4th Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 7:00 PM

4th Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling Saturday 12/1/2018Twin Sisters Dance Hall6720 US-281, Blanco, TX 78606We are thrilled to announce the 4th Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling! This year's event will be held on Saturday December 1st, 2018 at Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, TX. The festival day program includes a symposium, presentations, workshops and showcase concerts by master fiddlers from styles across Texas. The evening western swing dance features Texas favorites Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band. All-Day Festival Tickets only $10! Evening Dance with Bobby Flores is a separate ticketed event:$20 Advance/$25 Doorhttps://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=284 Festival Line-Up: Ed PoullardBrian MarshallCarolyn KendrickPhoebe HuntJesse MearsBelen Escobedo y Panfilo's GueraJack PhillipsShinbone Alley StringbandMark RubinCharles Thibodeaux & The Austin Cajun AcesRaul Orduna y Los TrovadoresBrandon Janes & Juan LucangioliSymposium Sessions sponsored by Humanities Texas, featuring:Alex ChavezDan MargoliesSeveral artists and presenters abovemore TBA!Plus an Evening Dance with Bobby Flores & The Yellow Rose Band Stay tuned for Festival Schedule!More Info:http://thefestivaloftexasfiddling.com/ About Texas Fiddling: Texas has the most diverse fiddle traditions of any state in the union. The Festival of Texas Fiddling is the first and only festival that brings all of the great traditions of fiddling in the state together in a truly historic Texas dance hall. Fiddle music is Texas music. There are the popular and widespread styles of fiddling in Texas which are copied all over the world but never equaled, such as Texas contest style fiddling, country, and western swing. But the state also features unique historic styles which are lesser known but every bit as great, such as Creole and Cajun fiddling, Old Time, Mexican-American, and Texas Polish. And since Texas is actually one of the most ethnically diverse states in the country, there are newer styles played in Texas today as stunningly varied as Gypsy fiddling, Finnish fiddling, and Mexican Son Huasteca. The Festival of Texas Fiddling showcases all Texas styles and is an unmatched opportunity to hear the best fiddling from the state played today. There really is no equal to the array of regional and ethnic varieties of fiddling here. Along with all that fiddling comes some of the best dance traditions anywhere—from Texas two-step to all the many varieties of Texas polkas to square dancing, the official Texas state folk dance. Goals of the Festival: The overarching goal of the Festival of Texas Fiddling is education about all styles of fiddling and fiddle associated music played historically and currently in the state of Texas connected with preservation, presentation, performance of the music in a historic space of a traditional Texas dance hall  An additional foundational goal of the Symposium is to establish an annual galvanizing event that will facilitate and promote the sustainability of all varieties of fiddling in Texas through collaborations with humanities scholars, local and state-wide organizations, musicians, and community leaders. Other specific goals include: - Presenting the history of diverse styles of Texas fiddling in terms of cultural and regional development, technical innovation, recording history, and reception over time and space - Fostering new understandings of the cultural context and history of traditional Texas dance halls, and the promotion of these halls - Highlighting the living cultures that sustain fiddling across Texas with presentations on the history, dance, and stylistic choices associated with the different fiddling traditons - New consideration of the development of unique instrumental accompaniment styles for Texas fiddling - Dissemination of scholarly findings about Texas fiddling to new audiences - Creating collaborative synergies between scholarly researchers, musicians, dancers, and listeners More

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6720 U.S. 281
Blanco, TX 78606

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