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Friday, April 20, 2012
25th Annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival Apr 27 & 28th
Come out and join us for the 25th annual
General Sam Houston Folk Festival!
|Step Back In Time To The 1800s And Enjoy! The General Sam Houston Folk Festival will celebrate its 25th year on the Sam Houston Museum grounds, the grounds where Sam and Margaret lived with their children.|
|Dulcimer Workshops |
Live Acoustic Music
Costumed Historical Characters
|Folklife Demonstrations |
Arts & Crafts
Living History Theatre
To register for the Friday School Day, contact Cherie Meroney at email@example.com or (936) 293-2560.
Entertainment Line-up for 2012
click here for performance schedule
Una Grace and Cast perfrom"Gone To Texas"
Lone Star Blue Grass Band
The Lone Star Bluegrass Band voted Best Bluegrass Band in the Houston Press Music award for four years in a row. They play Traditional and Contemporary bluegrass with a flair for entertainment. Guitar picker, Chris Bagley has won the Texas State Flat Picking Guitar Championship. Chris Hirsch has won Three Texas State Banjo Championships.
What a great Bluegrass Group!
The Gillette Brothers came to our area when they took over the running of the family ranch , in Lovelady, in 1983.
The No Foolin' String Band
10:00am - 11:00am
The No Foolin' String Band plays live, raucous old-time string band music on the fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, banjo ukulele, and penny whistle. Their repertoire includes many of the old traditional fiddle and banjo tunes played at dances, supper parties, and on front porches in the early days of Texas. In fact, Sam Houston himself would have listened and danced to some of these very tunes. The band members joke that they won't even consider a tune unless it's more than hundred years old (though sometimes they will play some of the "modern" tunes that would have been played on the radio in the 1920s and 30s).
Like the bands of those early days, No Foolin' is made up of regular folk who get together and play simply for the love of the old music.
Houston Celtic Chorus
The Celtic Chorus of Houston, founded April 2002, is an informal group of individuals who enjoy getting together to sing Scottish, Irish, Welsh and other Celtic folk songs, often in a pub setting.
They have performed at a variety of venues, including:
Houston Highland Games & Celtic Festival, Waldo's Coffee House, General Sam Houston Folk Festival, City Hall for 2008 Observance of Texas Tartan Day, McClellans Scottish Pub, Gathering of the Celts, Irish Aires radio program, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Celtic Festival, Clear Lake Celtic Festival, Lights in the Heights, Magnificat House, Heather & Thistle Society, Houston Family Arts Center, Irish American Heritage Association -Katy, TX, Houston St. Patrick's Parade, Rory Miggins Memorial Irish Stew Cookoff, Irish 100 Club, Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar, Brian O'Neill's Pub, Kelvin Arms Scottish Pub, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, La Fuente Winery, Spotlight Karaoke, and Spec's Downtown.
They welcome new singers!
Click the links below to visit:
Dianna Shipman, President,firstname.lastname@example.org 522 1212
Prime Time Dancers
Celtaire String Band
10-1:00 on Saturday
Huntsville Promenade Dancers
Saturday 1pm ---2pm
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Ballet Folklorico de Huntsville