AIFD Newsletter
May 27, 2016
This Friday at dancing
Franklin DJs, Dee assists.
Franklin HoustonDee McCandless Enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing with DJ Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Dee McCandless.

Teaching: Franklin will kick off the program at 7 PM this Friday with a return visit to Croatia. He will be teaching the following dances: Kolo Kalendara, Ciro, Sukacko Kolo, Krici Krici Ticek, and Drmes Iz Zdencine. Don't miss out on these enjoyable circle dances!


Friday, May 27th, 7-9:45 pm
$5 at the door 17 & older (16 & under free).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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Next Week: Friday, June 3rd:
Live Music with Homegrown!

Enjoy a fun evening of dancing featuring live international folk and contra music by Homegrown! This band originated at the 2004 Home Grown Contra BandTexas Camp to provide live music for contras. Eventually, the Austin members of that band formed a group to play contra (and later international) music for contra and folk dance events. Homegrown musicians include Anne Alexander (saz, hurdy gurdy, whistle, fiddle, and percussion), Norris Foster Harrell (keyboard and vocals), Holly Plotner (fiddle and vocals), Joane Rylander (mandolin, percussion, and vocals), Franklin Houston (trumpet, accordion, and Moldvai flute), and Dena Houston (guitar and percussion).

Friday, June 24th: Live Music with Shirley Johnson!!
Shirley Johnson Enjoy a fun evening of dancing with live music provided by Shirley Johnson. Stay tuned for more details. Shirley will also be playing at "World Music Marmalade", a House Concert with Cocktail Hour in North Austin, on Sunday, June 12th, from 5:30-8:30 pm. See the event website for more details, including other musical guests and suggested donation.

Link of the week:
European Festival 2013 - Bulgaria Kitka Folk Dance.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Become a member of AIFD.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD Youtube channel. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
5/25 Multi Caulti Dance Night with Christian!
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-8, Newcomers' hour. HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
English Country Dance
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:15
McPhail Dance Studio, 8018 Mesa Drive.
If you are new to ECD or want to review the basics, please arrive before 7:15 to participate in our newcomers’ session. We are also on Facebook
Texas Folklife
Texas International Folk Dancers
Clickety Cloggers - Austin

- Amanda Bradley

Memorial Day Peace will come when people live
In friendship, side by side,
And cherish understanding
More than hatred, greed and pride.

Peace will come when people see
All people as the same,
And no one has to live in fear,
In ignorance, or shame.

Peace will come when
Who are needy can reach out
For shelter, food, or love,
And no has to do without.

Peace will come when people
Learn to listen and to care
About the rights and dignity
Of people everywhere.

Peace will come when love and trust
And kindness know rebirth,
And on that day all people
Will rejoice in peace on earth.

Happy Memorial Day.
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