Sign-up for Fall Instrument Classes

Here’s a great chance to learn how to play! Classes include:

Most classes start this week. Print out the Registration Form and mail with payment, or call Old Songs office to register with a credit card, 518-765-2815.


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Saturday, October 24, at 8:00 pm

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform throughout the U.S. as well as overseas, singing songs and telling stories from the American folk tradition. Sparky Rucker has been performing over forty years and is internationally recognized as a leading folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller, and author. He accompanies himself with fingerstyle picking and bottleneck blues guitar, banjo, and spoons. Rhonda Rucker is a musician, children’s author, storyteller, and songwriter. Her blues-style harmonica, piano, old-time banjo, and bones add musical versatility to their performances.

Sparky and Rhonda are sure to deliver an uplifting presentation of toe-tapping music spiced with humor, history, and tall tales. They take their audience on an educational and emotional journey that ranges from poignant stories of slavery and war to an amusing rendition of a Brer Rabbit tale or their witty commentaries on current events. Their music includes a variety of old-time blues, slave songs, Appalachian music, spirituals, ballads, work songs, Civil War music, railroad songs, and a few of their own original compositions.

Tickets: $20
$5 Children age 12 & under

Eventbrite - Sparky & Rhonda Rucker

Or call Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815.
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

Friday, November 13, at 8:00 pm

Called a “genuine folk super-group” by The Boston Globe, separately and together they have garnered countless accolades and awards from radio, press and concert presenters both within and outside the folk community. Their musical alliance has served to bring their collective vocal talents to an even larger and more diverse audience. Priscilla, Anne and Cindy bring intricate arrangements to newly found musical treasures with an art-song vocal styling that crosses the boudaries of folk and classical music. Their empathy in performance is near telepathic, and the magic of a Herdman, Hills, Mangsen show engages people of all ages and musical backgrounds.

Tickets: $23
$5 Children age 12 & under

Eventbrite - Herman, Hills, Mangsen

Or call Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815.
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.


Friday, October 30, at 7:00 pm

The First Cajun-Zydeco Dance of the season has been moved to Friday, October 30.

Featuring: Zydegroove

Workshop with Ron Bruschi 7 pm, Band starts at 8pm.

$15 (DFO members $12), All Welcome!

The dances continue on the Last Saturday of the Month (November–April)

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Saturday, November 7, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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1st Saturday of the Month (October–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

November 7
Caller: Fern Bradley
Music: Fennig’s All-Stars

December 5
Caller: Kathryn Wedderburn
Music: Gordon Schmidt Project

January 2
Caller: Gail Griffith
Music: Fennig’s All-Stars

February 6
Callers: John Kirk and Trish Miller
Music: Quickstep

March 5 
Caller: Jeff Walker
Music: Walker Family

In partner with Homespun Occasions


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

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

2nd Wednesday (Sept.–May)
Contra Dance Tunes: 7:00 pm
Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. with Terri Lukačko. $3
*October and November’s Contra Dance Tunes will meet at 7:30 pm.

3rd Monday (Sept.–May)
African Drum Class: 7:00 pm
African drumming with instructor John Dickson. $15
*November’s African Drum Class will meet on the 3rd Tuesday.

3rd Wednesday (Sept.–June)
Traditional Irish Slow Session: 7:30 pm
Play traditional Irish music with others. with Hilary Scrauf. $4

4th Sunday (Sept.–June)
Sunday 4 Poetry: 3:00 pm
Poetry Open Mic with guest poets. Donation

4th Wednesday (Sept.–May)
Aussie Bush Band Jam: 7:00 pm
Play tunes from Down Under. with Terri Lukačko. $3
*October’s Aussie Band Jam will meet at 7:30 pm.

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

PO Box 466 • 37 South Main Street • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
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