Old Songs Concert Series

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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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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Saturday, October 15, at 7:30 pm

International quartet celebrating the violin in all its globe-trotting variations.

Called “three of the finest folk violinists anywhere” by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. With the able and agile accompaniment of Nicolas Quemener (Brittany, France) you have a perfect storm of the finest Celtic music your ears will ever encounter.

In concert each artist plays a solo set, showcasing their individual musical styles and cultural heritage, followed by a collaborative set featuring all three fiddlers. Sold-out tours and standing ovations give testimony to the electricity and excitement generated by the group. The quartet combines their considerable talents, rich musical traditions, and spontaneous humor for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. These traditional masters showcase their regional repertoires, and together conjure an unforgettable performance, playing with such relentless precision and fire, that the tunes transcend all cultural and geographical barriers.

celticfiddlefestival.com

Tickets: $25
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Friday, October 28, at 7:30 pm

Traditional Scottish ballad singer, master guitarist and songwriter.

The evening will be a rare opportunity to experience the craftsmanship of master guitarist, singer, and songwriter Archie Fisher, who has been touring and recording since the 1960s. Archie was born in Glasgow into a large singing family, which yielded three professional singers—Archie and his sisters Ray and Cilla. Constant music combined with his father’s appreciation of many musical styles (opera, vaudeville, traditional ballads) proved to be a heavy influence on Archie’s music, while his mother, a native Gaelic speaker from the Outer Hebrides, was a strong influence on the lyrical quality of his songwriting. Fisher’s repertoire has a perspective that few can share and his interpretations of traditional songs, his own compositions and the material of his fellow contemporary songwriters are beloved by fans on both sides of the Atlantic. While he is a prolific songwriter and recording artist, Fisher insists that his greatest love is live performance. His performances at Old Songs never disappoint.

woodenshipproductions.com/archie-fisher/

Tickets: $20
$5 Children age 12 & under

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GX3SIT
Friday, November 4, at 7:30 pm

Guitar trio featuring Fiery flamenco, classical, Baroque, Latin & Appalachian sounds.

Three accomplished musicians with eclectic tastes – fiery flamenco, classical, Baroque, Latin & Appalachian – collaborate to create something totally unique: GX3+. The name GX3+ refers to the fact that they play (at least) three very different guitars: flamenco, classical & Baroque PLUS mandolin, charango, guilele, cajons (percussion boxes), banjo and mountain dulcimer.  The result is innovative arrangements of the traditional, classical and Latin repertoire as well as stunning original compositions by Maria Z, arranged for the trio.

Ray Andrews: Baroque guitar, charango, banjo, dulcimer.
Sten Isachsen: Classical guitar, mandolin, cajon.
Maria Z: Flamenco guitar, guilele, cajon.

mariazemantauski.com/gx3

Tickets: $20
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Friday, November 18, at 7:30 pm
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The American Women’s Suffrage Movement in New York State in Song & Story

Two performances, Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19 at 7:30.

Featuring performers: Greg Artzner, Dan Duggan, Terry Leonino, Peggy Lynn, Annie Rosen, Bill Spence, Toby Stover, Susan Trump and George Wilson

Music on piano, guitar, bass, hammered dulcimer, harmonica and concertina.

A concert of New York State’s hidden history in a performance of authentic songs used to persuade, rally and celebrate as sung by women and men during the American Women’s Suffrage Movement. Songs which range from humorous to poignant, from strident marches to hymns, and popular parlor songs. Through historical narrative and the songs we will tell the story of how American women won the right to vote in 1917 in New York, and 1920 in the nation.

Produced, directed and compiled by Andy Spence

© 2016 Old Songs, Inc.

Tickets: $25
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Saturday, November 19, at 7:30 pm
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The American Women’s Suffrage Movement in New York State in Song & Story

Two performances, Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19 at 7:30.

Featuring performers: Greg Artzner, Dan Duggan, Terry Leonino, Peggy Lynn, Annie Rosen, Bill Spence, Toby Stover, Susan Trump and George Wilson

Music on piano, guitar, bass, hammered dulcimer, harmonica and concertina.

A concert of New York State’s hidden history in a performance of authentic songs used to persuade, rally and celebrate as sung by women and men during the American Women’s Suffrage Movement. Songs which range from humorous to poignant, from strident marches to hymns, and popular parlor songs. Through historical narrative and the songs we will tell the story of how American women won the right to vote in 1917 in New York, and 1920 in the nation.

Produced, directed and compiled by Andy Spence

© 2016 Old Songs, Inc.

Tickets: $25
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Rydvall & Mjelva
Friday, December 9, at 7:30 pm

Virtuosic Scandinavian folk musicians on Hardanger fiddle and Nyckelharpa.

Swedish keyed fiddle player Erik Rydvall and Hardanger fiddle player Olav Luksengård Mjelva, from Røros in Norway, are both counted among the foremost folk musicians of their generation. Rydvall and Mjelva are inquisitive musicians, with strong roots in the traditions of their places of origin. A duo collaboration featuring Hardanger fiddle and keyed fiddle has rarely been presented before. The repertoire and playing styles of the two instruments are basically very different, but the two musicians manage to make the combination sound natural and intriguing.

rydvallmjelva.com/en

Tickets: $23
$5 Children age 12 & under

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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.