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December 5, 2019 | By Joe Nick Patoski
The 5th annual Festival of Texas Fiddling in Blanco will demonstrate the instrument’s versatility and how it unifies cultures and ethnicities.
November 26, 2018 | By Matt Joyce
Need a spark to shake off the post-Thanksgiving, start-of-the-holiday-marathon malaise? Fiddle music could be just the ticket. This Saturday, Dec. 1, The Festival of Texas Fiddling will bring together fiddlers from across the state for a day of performances, dancing, and workshops at the historic Twin Sisters Dancehall in Blanco.
March 16, 2018 | By
Anybody who’s picked up a violin can feel its delicacy. A full-size instrument weighs less than a pound, with a slender body fashioned of elegant hand-pared wood. Four metallic strings run tightly down a neck that’s skinnier than a matchbox. The sound reverberates from two narrow holes in the body, each shaped like a feather.