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Inaugural "Festival of Texas Fiddling" at Twin Sisters Dance Hall

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 from 11:00am to 11:00pm

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Volunteers needed to help out at Texas Folklife's information table and perform duties as assigned by Texas Folklife staff. This is a great opportunity to help foster the the development of fiddle traditions and related music found in Texas! Please provide your name, phone number and email address. Thank you for your support!=====

Festival of Texas FiddlingTEXAS FOLKLIFE AND TEXAS DANCE HALL PRESERVATION, INC. ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL "FESTIVAL OF TEXAS FIDDLING"

Day-long Festival will Feature Showcase Concerts and Dancing at historic Twin Sisters Dance Hall with fiddle Workshops by Masters Brian Marshall, Ed Poullard and Howard Raines plus an Evening Dance with Al Dressen's Super Swing Revue

Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. Texas Folklife present the first annual "Festival of Texas Fiddling to be held on December 6, 2014. The festival will offer a new way of experiencing Texas fiddling through hands-on fiddle workshops, showcase concerts, and a community dance in an historic Texas dance hall. Participants will be able to learn, jam, and dance to the many different varieties of this essential instrument in a beautiful setting.

Festival workshops will be led by recognized masters of Texas regional fiddling:

Ed Poullard, Creole fiddler from Beaumont;
Brian Marshall, Texas-Polish fiddler from Houston/Bremond; Howard Rains, an old-time fiddler from Austin.

Showcase concerts by Texas Contest-style fiddler Mia Orozco, and special guests "Los Patrulleros del Valle": Jose Moreno (aka El Fidelero del Valle) & Rigo Garza, with Zeth Lara (14 year old fiddler), and Juan Lugo on accordion.

To wrap up the festival in Lone Star style, there will be an evening dance featuring the nine-piece Texas Swing dance band Al Dressen's Super Swing Revue.

For more information:
http://fiddlefestival.texasdancehall.org/index.html
http://texasfolklife.org/event/inaugural-festival-of-texas-fiddling-at-twin-sisters-dance-hall
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Location: 6720 U.S. 281, Blanco, TX 78606