Friday, October 20, at 7:30 pm

Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice, and in performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them in concert to create “a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance.”

patrickball.com

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Sunday, October 22, at 3:00 pm

Clickable: The Art of Persuasion is a timely program that blurs the line between high art and pop culture, with sing-along elements merging seamlessly with abstract art, instrumental virtuosity, live commercial breaks and dance.  A theatrical concert featuring flute and percussion, it showcases new work from American composers Ralph Farris, Katherine Hoover and Adam Silverman, Canadian composer Jason Nett, hip-hop poet Liza Jessie Peterson and choreographer Barbie Diewald. Directed by Rachel Peake.

NOTE: This performance is part of a live CD recording. Please come and join us!

lawlerandfadoul.com

Tickets: $18 Online Only, $20 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Saturday, November 4, at 7:00 pm

with caller: Paul Rosenberg

1st Saturday of the Month (November–May)

Fun, simple dances from the U.S. and around the world. For every age and ability. All dances will be taught and will include circles, contras and squares. Yummy desert potluck during intermission.

$8 per person, children 12 & under are free

In partner with Homespun Occasions


Saturday, November 11, at 7:30 pm

Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY

Featuring performers: Greg Artzner, Dan Duggan, Terry Leonino, Peggy Lynn, Annie Rosen, Bill Spence, Toby Stover, Susan Trump and George Wilson

Music on piano, guitar, bass, hammered dulcimer, harmonica and concertina.

A concert of New York State’s hidden history in a performance of authentic songs used to persuade, rally and celebrate as sung by women and men during the American Women’s Suffrage Movement. Songs which range from humorous to poignant, from strident marches to hymns, and popular parlor songs. Through historical narrative and the songs we will tell the story of how American women won the right to vote in 1917 in New York, and 1920 in the nation. forwardintolight.oldsongs.org

Produced, directed and compiled by Andy Spence. An Old Songs Production. © 2016 Old Songs, Inc.


Friday, November 17, at 7:30 pm

John McCutcheon is a folk music’s renaissance man—master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. His eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, love songs, topical satire, fiddle and hammer dulcimer instruments, and even symphonic works are among the broadest in American folk music. With his deep roots in American traditional music, his approach to writing reflects both a simplicity and a layered complexity that creates songs that are always more than they seem.

folkmusic.com

Tickets: $25 Online Only, $28 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Refunds are not available for this event.


MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC

MONDAYS

3rd Monday of the Month (Sept.–June)
African Drum Class: 7:00 pm
African drumming with instructor John Dickson. Drums are provided. $15

WEDNESDAYS

1st Wednesday of the Month
Open Mic: 7:30 pm
Sign up to perform 15 minutes. Kate Blain, MC. $3

3rd Wednesday of the Month
Traditional Irish Slow Session: 7:30 pm
Play traditional Irish music with others. Led by Hilary Scrauf. $4

4th Wednesday of the Month (Oct.–May)
Contra Dance Tunes: 7:30 pm
Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. Led by Ray Kottke. $3

SUNDAYS

2nd Sunday of the Month (Oct.–May)
Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’: 1–4 pm
A singin-a-round for the whole family. pickingandsinging.org


The Annual Appeal for Old Songs Inc.

Our annual fund appeal supports our concerts, community dances, classes, festivals and other educational events such as our “hidden history” concerts. We ask for your support of whatever you feel comfortable giving. If you prefer to purchase a song brick, your money will help our capital fund to keep our building safe, warm, or cool as the case may be.

Either way don’t be a stranger and join us in 2017.


Old Songs, Inc. is a not-for-profit, educational, 501(c)3 corporation

Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 am–4 pm.
PO Box 466 • 37 South Main Street • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
(518) 765-2815 • Fax: (518) 655-0061 •
oldsongs@oldsongs.org



Old Songs events are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.