Arcadia was ceded to England in 1713,under the Treaty of Utrecht,but the Acadian settlers refused to swear allegiance to the British Crown.
This reulted,in 1755,in what has been called the Grand Derangement when,16,000 French Acadians who had lived in Acadia for over a century were divested of their property and deported.
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According to the Handbook of Texas, "The first Texas community singing using the seven shape note tradition reportedly occurred in the latter part of December 1879. Gospel singer and pianist Arizona Dranes was from Sherman.
Ragtime composer Scott Joplin was born in 1868 near Texarkana, and later became famous playing music halls in Missouri.
Whole weekend of music and dancing to some of the the best Cajun and Zydeco bands the UK has to offer plus London DJs and dance workshops.
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