Past AFTM Events

mark-gilston-xmas-300.jpgMark Gilston Hillside House Concert – Saturday, January 6, 7:30pm

With special guests The Annoying Instuments Orchestra (AIO)

Celebrate the end of the holiday season with songs and music. Mark Gilston and special guests from AIO will sing and play traditional music from around the world on dulcimer, concertina and more. Jam / song swap to follow the concert.

Suggested donation: $15

Contact Hillside House Concerts for reservations.


Les Blank Tribute Screening: The Music Films - December 3

lightnin-200.jpgThe Austin Film Society will screen three documentary films by Les Blank, about Texas and Louisiana musicians Lightnin' Hopkins, Manse Lipscomb and Dewey Balfa.  Les' son, Harrod Blank with introduce the films.

Show time is 8:00 pm at AFS Cinema, 6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX

Tickets and more information on the AFS Website.


Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour CD Release Party - December 2 - 7pmmazeltov-200.jpg

The finest klezmer band this site of the Pecos! 

Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour, an 8-year-old tranditional Jewish Music band, celebrates the release of their first album "Shoyn Avek Der Nekhtn" (Yesterday is Dead).

Doors open at 6pm at Agudas Achim, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin

Admission is $12, get tickets at http://www.mazeltovkocktailhour.com/


3rd Annual Festival Of Texas Fiddling - December 3

Texas Folklife presents the 3rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling! Saturday December 2nd, 2017 at Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, TX. The festival day program includes a symposium, presentations and showcase concerts by master fiddlers from styles across Texas. The evening western swing dance features Texas favorites Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band.

Tickets: $10 for day program, includes all day-time activities of the festival.  The evening dance is separate and costs $20 at the door - all proceeds go to band. 
Children twelve and under are free for the day events.

More information at TexasFolkLife.org