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UPCOMING EVENTS

Calan
Friday, September 30, at 7:30 pm

Fresh and vibrant Celtic music from Wales featuring five young musicians.

New ambassadors of Welsh Cool, Calan bring together the remarkable talents of five young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach, they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot-tapping tunes, and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step-dancing. They blast their way through some of the old favorite reels, jigs, and hornpipes with fast-paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs. Following the release of their debut album Bling in 2008, the band has been playing to big audiences and rave reviews at concerts and festivals around Britain and Europe. With their unique instrumental blend of accordion, fiddle, guitar, Welsh pipes, Welsh harp, and the percussive sound of the Welsh clogs, Calan have certainly found their musical niche; their plan is to continue to delight audiences far and wide.

calan-band.com

Tickets: $23
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Or call Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815.
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Refunds are not available for this event.


De Temps Antan-2
Saturday, October 8, at 7:30 pm

Traditional music from Quebec with an energetic contemporary lift with Eric Beaudry, Andre Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis.

Since 2003, De Temps Antan has been exploring and performing time-honored melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. The group’s original musical stylings add a hint of the contemporary with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets, and sudden, impromptu shifts. The trio is Éric Beaudry on vocals, guitar, mandolin, and bouzouki, André Brunet on fiddle, and Pierre-Luc Dupuis on vocals and accordion.

detempsantan.qc.ca

Tickets: $25
$5 Children age 12 & under

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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.


MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC

WEDNESDAYS

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

2nd Wednesday of the Month (Sept.–May)
African Drum Class: 7:30 pm
African drumming with instructor John Dickson. $15

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

4th Wednesday of the Month (Oct.–May)
Contra Dance Tunes: 7:30 pm
Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. with 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

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


The Annual Appeal for Old Songs Inc.

To help Old Songs maintain our quality programming for another year, we ask for your support of whatever amount you feel comfortable giving. And please don’t be a stranger… join us in 2016 for a class, workshop, concert, dance, or festival: Black Creek Fiddler’s Reunion, May 27, 28, 29 and the Old Songs Festival, June 24, 25, 26.


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

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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.