Texas State Music: Western Swing

March 20, 2023 | By John O. Lumpkin

String Theories Prevail at the Festival of Texas Fiddling

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.

Festival of Texas Fiddling to Highlight Diverse Fiddle Styles in Blanco

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.

Texas-Style Fiddle Takes Center Stage at Fiddlers’ Frolics in Hallettsville

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.

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