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Saturday, February 20, at 6:00 pm

A benefit for the 2016 festival.

Menu by Chef Fritz Stafford and Music by Annie & the Hedonists. Dinner reservations preferred by Thursday, February 18.

Can’t come for the dinner? Show up for the Concert at 7:30 for only $15 at the door. Reservations still appreciated.

Appetizer: Bruschetta, Soup: Minestrone

Main Course: Vegetarian Lasagna, spinach, artichoke hearts & shredded carrot or
Vegetarian Gluten free Lasagna, spinach, artichoke hearts & shredded carrot
with Italian Bread and Mixed greens & fresh vegetable Salad. Choice of Italian or ranch dressing

Deserts: Carrot cake, peach melba, fresh fruit salad
Coffee, tea, fruit juice

Annie and the Hedonists perform at festivals, concerts, and swing dances. The band interprets the songs of the great female blues artists of the ‘20s, 30s & 40s: Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday, Rosetta Tharpe, Blue Lu Barker, Ella Fitzgerald and others. Other styles include western swing, bluesy country, and roots Americana.

Annie and the Hedonists are:

  • Annie Rosen on lead vocals
  • Jonny Rosen on guitar and vocals
  • Peter Davis on clarinet, tenor guitar, piano, and vocals
  • Don Young on upright bass and vocals

Tickets: $25
$5 Children age 12 & under


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.

Dennis Stroughmatt et l Esprit Creole
Friday, February 26, at 7:30 pm

Fingers and bow flying, Dennis Stroughmatt takes listeners on a musical odyssey not so different from his own musical journeys into upper-Louisiana Creole culture. Taught by Creole fiddlers Roy Boyer and Charlie Pashia in the tradition of their fathers, Dennis gradually became an adopted son of the French Midwest Creoles living along the Mississippi River near St Louis. A vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian, and old-time sounds, this music bridges the gap between the contemporary Cajun styles of Canada and Louisiana.

The music, preserved by families in the Ozark foothills, remains largely intact and true to the traditions that have been passed down for over three centuries. A medley of music, language, stories, and culture secreted away in the Missouri Ozarks now has a voice in the tapestry of this world. With the blessing of the Creole people of the Midwest, Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole are its passionate ambassadors, expanding interest in and excitement about a region that has been, in many ways, ignored by the history books. What many have considered to be long lost is alive and kicking. Along with Dennis in the band is Doug Hawf on guitar and Jim Wilgoose on upright bass.

Tickets: $23
$5 Children age 12 & under


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.


Cajun Zydeco Dance Info
Saturday, February 27, at 7:00 pm
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Last Saturday of the Month (October–April)

$15 (DFO members $12), All Welcome!

Sat. Feb. 27: Krewe de la Rue
Sat. March 19: Planet Zydeco
Sat. April 30: C’est Bon

Dance instruction by Ron & Marie Bruschi at 7 pm. Band starts at 8 pm
For more info, call (518) 859-0092 or email Marie.

Sponsored by the DanceFlurry Organization

Old Songs Community Dance
Saturday, March 5, 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

March 5 
Caller: Jeff Walker
Music: Walker Family

April 2
Caller: David Kaynor
Music: Fennig’s All-Stars

May 7
Caller: Paul Rosenberg
Music: Fennig’s All-Stars

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

3rd Monday (Sept.–May)
African Drum Class: 7:00 pm
African drumming with instructor John Dickson. $15

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

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

PO Box 466 • 37 South Main Street • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
(518) 765-2815 • Fax: (518) 655-0061 •