July 19, 2021 book signing and musical performance by authors Frances Barton and John K. Novak in Schulenburg, Texas at 5:30 PM at Senglemann's Hall. The heart of the book is a collection of 61 songs, mainly polkas and waltzes, with Czech lyrics, English translations, music notation, and an essay analyzing each song. The folklorist and polka historian James P. Leary says in his foreword to the book: "Barton and Novak take us on a poetic, historical, and ethnographic excursion deep into a community’s expressive heartland. Their Czech Songs in Texas just might be the finest extant annotated anthology of any American immigrant/ethnic group’s regional song tradition." Publisher OUPRESS
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SaddleUPTexas Ranching Traditions Exhibit hosted by Texas Folklife
Texas Folklife has hosted SaddleUp—Texas Ranching Tradition as a Virtual Exhibit. PolkaWorks is honored to share this visual story so that you can witness and explore Texas working ranches. Thanks goes out to Texas Folklife staff and the ranching families featured!