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DANCE

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

Fun, simple dances from the U.S. and around the world. For every age and ability. All dances will be taught. Circles, contras, squares.

Live music by: Fennig's All-Stars
with caller: David Kaynor

7:00 - 9:30 PM
Admision: $8 per person, children 12 & under are free

In partner with: Homepsun Occasions


CONCERT

SPECTACULAR DOUBLE BOOKING

A chance to see
Martin & Eliza Carthy
together at two venues in the Capital District.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY

THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Old Songs, Voorheesville, NY

7:30 PM
Tickets: $25/adults; $5/children 12 & under

Not since the 2001 Old Songs Festival have we hosted Martin Carthy here. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic, and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures.  He is a ballad singer, guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. Most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.  He says “I regard tradition as progressive, and a traditional song as a progressive force, because it is concerned with the continuity of things.”  He was recently presented with a Life Time Achievement Award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014. Topic Records released a duo album with Eliza entitled, The Moral of the Elephant in May of 2014.

Eliza Carthy grew up immersed in a world of traditional music. She divides her time between touring and recording with her legendary parents, Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, as well as engaging in numerous pioneering solo and band projects.  As a singer and fiddle player she has revitalized folk music and captured the most hardened  of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance.

Artists' website

Buy Tickets - Martin & Eliza Carthy

Or call Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs;
Call office to inquire: 518-765-2815


DANCE

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

Fun, simple dances from the U.S. and around the world. For every age and ability. All dances will be taught. Circles, contras, squares.

Live music by: Fennig's All-Stars
with caller: David Kaynor

7:00 - 9:30 PM
Admision: $8 per person, children 12 & under are free

In partner with: Homepsun Occasions


DANCE

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

NY's Capital Region
Cajun/Zydeco Dance

Featuring: C'est Bon

Workshop with Ron Bruschi 7:00/Band starts at 8:00
Admision: 15 (DFO Members $12)

For more info call: 518-449-1604, email: or go to danceflurry.org


MONTHLY MAKE-YOUR-OWN MUSIC SESSIONS

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. pickingandsinging.org

2nd Wednesday (Sept.-June) - Contra Dance Tunes: 7:00 pm
Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. $3

3rd Monday (Sept.-May) - Drum Class: 7:00 pm
African drumming with instructor John Dickson. $15
January's class has been moved to the 2nd Monday, Jan. 12

3rd Wednesday (Oct..-June) - Irish Slow Session: 7:30 pm
Play traditional Irish music with others. $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. Led by Terri Lukacko. $3

More info on these events


SUPPORT OLD SONGS

The Annual Fund Appeal for
Old Songs, Inc.


Photos from the 2014 Old Songs Festival!
Photos by Bill Spence


4S-4Y CD...
NEW!
Four Seasons, Four Years—
The Civil War: a Musical Journey

LIVE RECORDING

2-CD Set, 38 songs plus narrative
$25 postage paid

Track Info and ORDER PAGE

 



Old Songs Mission  

OLD SONGS, INC., centered in the New York State Capital Region, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE alive through the presentation of festivals, concerts, dances and educational programs.



Board of Directors  

President: Phil Teumim
Vice-President: Debra Burger
Secretary: David Toledano
Treasurer: John Ozard
Members: Debra Burger, Chris Colarusso, Stephen Fry, Barry Ginsberg, Nancy Holroyd, Jack Long, MaryAnn Morrison, John Roberts, George Robinson, George Ward.

The Board of Directors has vacancies from time to time.
Please let us know if you are interested. (see contact info below)



Funding  


Old Songs programs 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. 

 


Old Songs' 2003 purchase of a new home for its operations at 37 S Main St. in Voorheesville, NY was made possible by a loan from the Capital District Community Loan Fund (CDCLF), a non-profit federally certified community development financial institution serving the Capital Region of New York State.


 


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Old Songs, Inc.

PO Box 466 • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
(518) 765-2815 • Fax: (518) 655-0061 • Email:
www.oldsongs.org