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.


Friday, October 9, at 8:00 pm

Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have sold well over one-half million copies internationally and won national awards in both the music and spoken word categories.

Along with Celtic Harp and Story, his beguiling blend of music and spoken word concerts, Patrick has written and currently performs two acclaimed solo musical theater pieces: O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music, which brings to the stage the legendary life, the turbulent times and the glorious music of Ireland’s most celebrated and beloved musician, Turlough O’Carolan, and The Fine Beauty of the Island, a musical journey to Ireland’s legendary Blasket Islands in search of a deeply haunting tune and the vanished islanders who played it. Patrick also presents an ensemble performance, The Flame of Love, a spoken word and Early Music retelling of the greatest of medieval legends, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult.

Patrick Ball is “a rare artist.” For in playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice and 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.”

Tickets: $20
$5 Children age 12 & under

Eventbrite - Patrick Ball

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.

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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, 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.

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