Last Saturday, while in town, I decided to join in the Second Annual Open House and Polka Jam Session.
The advertisement in the "The Texas Polka News" stated the following:
Musicians come and jam. Polka fans come see the Museum. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music. Admission Free!
No polka music would be complete without an accordion and tuba. It was very obvious the musicians were enjoying their morning, playing.....
It is no surprise that polka music is so important in the area where I live. The museum honors the European ancestry - Czech, German, and Polish.
The following video is my first attempt at recording. Even though it was a very windy day, I decided I wanted you to hear some of the music.
Don't you agree, it is happy music.....
We have our own polka king in Canada..Walter Ostanek..his albums sell incredibly well.ReplyDelete
Hi Jane....Polka music is very big around here. There seems to be someting going on every week end. I'll google search Canada's "Polka King".Delete
I grew up listening to KNUJ in New Ulm MN. They call themselves the "The Polka Station of the Nation". In my home town, there was a Saturday morning radio show featuring Eddie Skeets and his Swiss Boys band playing good old "oompah" music. It seems like a blast from the past.ReplyDelete
Hello Ms Sparrow....I believe there is also a radio station around here that features "oompah" music.Delete
So cozy and an accordion, that I played before.ReplyDelete
Hello Elna....so you played an accordion? I understand they are not easy to learn.Delete
Happy music indeed from a happy day! Suzy xReplyDelete
Hello Suzy....and to think, it was "free" to anyone willing to stop by to listen.Delete
My Grandma and Grandpa loved polka......you brought back some memories for me!ReplyDelete
Misic like this puts a smile on my face! It reminds me of my maternal grandparents.....Delete
Great music - and it's clear that everyone is having a great time too! JxReplyDelete
Hi Jan....The weather was perfect for sitting outside.Delete
one feels like dancing when you listen to polka music.ReplyDelete
Meggie, Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. I thought that i had joined your blog , but hadnt so have just joined..
What a great day out for everyone. Nothing better than music for the soul.
Thanks, Val, for joining my blog. Polka music is great for dancing...young and old.Delete