Mid-Winter Festival 2016

Since 1974 the AFTM has been here spreading the joy of the music from tradition.  There's a lot to learn - so we'll have workshops on instrumental and vocal styles, a whole day of great performances, chances to dance and places to pick & jam. 

Bands on Stage 

1:00-1:15 Mark Gilston will be the piper, leading everyone in to the auditorium. He may play whatever he likes after the initial piping.

1:20-1:45 Tur Swedish Swedish folk dance music from Lane Foster Harrell  and friends. Bring feet!

2:00-2:45 Redfire Stringband 3-part vocal harmonies and instrumental melodies to offer a refreshing mix of original and traditional oldtime and gospel songs and Appalachian fiddle tunes.

3:00-3:45 Rosebud seasoned musicians and a fresh face performing the very best of vintage country music. Old friends Robert Griffith, Tim Wilson, Gary Mortensen, Nancy McClintock and Rose Griffith bring back the likes of Webb Pierce, Ernest Tubb, Mel Tillis, Buck Owens…..Good company all around

4:00-4:30 Danny Santos y los Bluegrass Vatos Danny Santos melds the inspiration of his Chicano heritage, a musical legacy ranging from Hank Williams to the Beatles, and a Texas-sized determination to create a unique mix of country/folk tinged with bluegrass and the blues.

5:00-5:45 Big Muhly An old-time string band organically grown in the Austin soil from local and international heirloom seeds. 100% recycled material!

6:00-6:45 Ed Miller Scotland's second best export, Ed is one of the finest singers of the Scottish song tradition, loved the world 'round!

7:00-7:45 Three Hands High New songs, solid Bluegrass expertise. Three-part harmonies, double entendres. Singularly memorable music.

8:00-8:45 Chansons et Soulards  Old, smokey Cajun dance hall tunes from years ago. Music that you can either drink to, cry to, or dance. All at one, if you're able.



1:30 pm – 2:15 pm -  Flat-Footing\Clogging: What to Do with Your Feet at the Square Dance - Erica Braverman

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm –  Building YourOwn Wash-tub Bass- JT Harechmak

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm -  Playing YourOwn Wash-tub Bass - JT Harechmak


1:30 pm – 2:15 pm -   Fun on the Four Strings with the Austin Banjo Club - Geoge McAdams\Tom Griffith

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm -  Bulgarian Women in Folk Songs and Real Life - Tanya Dimitrova\ Christy Foster

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm -   Secrets of Guitar Back-up for Old Time Music - Sharon Sandomirksy 


1:30 pm – 2:15 pm -   Joy of Thumb Lead Banjo - Joe Dobbs

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm -  Old-Time Fiddle Tunes for Harmonica - Tim Wooten

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm -   An Immodest Exposure to the Irish Pipes - Ryan Gould