texas folklife

A Hands-On Challenge: Nurturing Texas’ Beloved Folklife in a Virtual Environment

November 17, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

When folks are locked down, can there still be folklife?
That’s the existential question that Texas Folklife has been asking.

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.

Big Squeeze Contest Shines Spotlight on Young Texas Accordionists

February 12, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

Texas Folklife’s annual contest seeks young players in the genres of conjunto, zydeco, Cajun, and polka. You’re sure to encounter a few in the halls of any Texas high school: shaggy-haired teens with rock ‘n’ roll dreams, a guitar case or drum sticks in hand. But an accordion? Those might be a little harder to find.

Big Squeeze Contest Seeks Young Accordionists Across Texas

February 8, 2018 | By

Attention accordion players and fans! The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest returns in February with 10 showcases across Texas aimed at seeking out and promoting young accordion players.

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