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Welcome to Austin Friends of Traditional Music

AFTM supports traditional music and dance from the many different cultures and communities found in Austin an around the word. We encourage playing, learning, dancing, and sharing our musical heritage in its many forms as they evolve with each new generation.
 

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Reel Times Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 edition of the Reel Times newsletter is here. This issue includes features on Lloyd and April Wright as well a new board member Chip Bach and more!

See all issues of  Real Times  Newsletters Page.  

Lloyd and April Wright to perform at Austin String Band Festival, read the feature article in Reel Times.

AFTM Meeting and Jam - July 14, 2019 

The AFTM Monthy Meeting and Jam is held on every second Sunday at Batch on 3220 Manor Road. Meeting at 12:30 pm – Jam to follow at 2:00 pm. Bring your own folding chair.

Go here for location and more information  

Austin String Band Festival - 2019
Save the Date!

October 18 through 20th

It may be hot as blazes right now in Texas, but October at Camp Ben McCulloch is going to be a delight.  Keep your eye on these pages for more details as the time grows nigh.

Upcoming Concerts and Events

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Kids in a New Groove

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Kids in a new groove (KING) combines the power of mentoring with music instruction by providing private, in-home, music instruction to Central Texas youth in foster care.

Volunteers are needed!  Apply here.

Dances

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Wednesdays at 7:30-9:45 pm
Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E 41st St, Austin

Contra-dancing for young and old alike.
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Third and Fourth Saturdays, 7:15-10:15 pm
Shirley McPhail School of Dance (SMSD), 8018 Mesa Dr., Austin

Dances are taught by our local and guest callers. Suggested donation $6

Jam Sessions and Song Circles

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Every first Sunday of the month, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Brentwood Social House, 1601 W. Koenig Lane

The Sunday social and old time Jam
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Every First Sunday of the month, 2 to 5pm
The Barn - 6218 Brodie Ln, Austin

A monthly song circle of all music celtic
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Third Sunday of the month
Texas Music Museum ,1109 E 11th Street, Austin

A tune and song circle where all types of traditional music are welcome.
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Fourth Sunday of the month. Beginners 2 to 3:30, Intermediate 3:30 to 5:00
In homes (click through for information)

Jams for budding musicians young and old
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Every Tuesday 6:30 to 10pm
Rio Rita Lounge at 1203 Chicon Street

Pick and grin at Rio Rita every week.
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Every Saturday from 5 pm
St. Roch's Bar, 515 Pedernales St, Austin

A great jam for Cajun fans and everyone!

Scholarship: Swannanoa Old-Time Music and Dance Week - July 2019

AFTM offers an annual scholarship to a young musician, singer or dancer (30 years old or younger) to attend the Swannanoa Old-Time Music and Dance Week at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina.Watch for more information and think about applying for 2019.
Click here for details.

Swannanoa Festival