AIFD Newsletter
August 4, 2017
Texas Camp 2017 - Registration is now open!!!
(Registration packets will also be mailed out to all TIFD members)
Texas Camp 2017
(Registration link. Click on picture for full size flyer.)

This Friday at dancing:
Sharon DJ's, Kathleen assists.
Sharon CasteelKathleen McDonaghEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing this Friday, Our DJ will be Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh.

Teaching: Arrive at 7 for some great teaching by our DJ this week, Sharon Casteel. Sharon will review Ahavat Hadassah and teach Çobankat.

Friday, August 4, 7-9:45 pm.
The admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18,
but they must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.

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Hot summer ahead!!!
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eyes AIFD upcoming events
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Cake Friday, August 11: August Birthdays And Anniversaries. Do you have a birthday or anniversary in August, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Picture from last Friday:
Madeline Brock and Jeff Kessel enjoy their evening at folk dancing as the Programmer and Assistant Programmer.
Michel Breger and Sandy Rouch
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Link of the week:

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
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.
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
Most Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
We will not be meeting during the summer. We will resume in the fall. Keep an eye out.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, 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
Çobankat - My shepherdesses
Phantom Ranch
Çobankat moj që shkojnë
Zallit moj çobankat ë.
Shkojnë e tjerrin për djemteë
Malit moj çobankat ë.

O, liri, liri për djemtë e malit ë.
Djemtë moj me yllë të kuq mes ballit ë.
O, moj çobankat ë.
O, moj të mirat ë.

/ Tirr motër moj të tjerrim
tu bëjmë rroba trimave. /

Tirre trashë o mos e tirr.
Hollë moj mos e tirr moj.
Për trimat që flejnë dë
Borë, o moj në dëbor.
Oh, my shepherdesses who walk
On stony paths, oh, my shepherdesses.
Go and spin (wool) for the boys
In the mountains (freedom fighers), oh my shepherdesses.

Oh, freedom, freedom for the boys in the mountains.
Boys with a red star on their foreheads.
Oh, you shepherdesses.
Oh, you good ones.

/ Spin, my sister, spin now
To make clothes for the heroes. /

Spin it thick, not thin.
Do not spin it thin.
For the heroes who sleep
In the snow, oh, the snow.

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