Old Songs Concert Series

Friday, February 3, at 7:30 pm

Bruce Molsky’s new trio with Allison de Groot & Stash Wyslouch. Tradition steeped in possibility

Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. Allison de Groot combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music. Like Bruce, Allison loves collaborating and bringing new ideas to old music, and brings a fresh approach to the trio. Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass’ great young genre-bending pioneers. Stash brings great sensitivity and real emotion to the trio, plus some superb guitar and vocal chops.

brucemolsky.com

Tickets: $23
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Refunds are not available for this event.


Saturday, February 11, at 6:00 pm

A benefit for the 2017 festival. Reservations preferred by Thurs., Feb 9.

Menu by Chef Fritz Stafford:
  • Blue corn chips with guacamole and salsa
  • Texas chili rellenos with mild red sauce
  • Mexican lime soup
  • Cheese enchiladas with ancho chili sauce, refried beans and Spanish rice
  • Flan, Ice cream

Anne Hills will perform songs about a well known Voorheesville subject: “Trains”. 

As a singer, actress, writer, and musician, Anne Hills has continuously built a reputation of merit. Though collaborative work has been the keystone of Anne’s career, it is her singing and interpretive gifts that have received the most attention, while her commitment to social justice and to children keeps her busy with benefit concerts and community-service projects. Whether she is singing her own song, the words of 6-year-old Opal Whiteley, or the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, accompanied with her guitar, her banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, she puts her whole heart and soul into the moment.

annehills.com

Tickets: $30
$10 Children age 12 & under

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Thursday, March 9, at 7:30 pm

One of Irish traditional music’s leading exponents, Téada is driven by a fascination for the timeless, expressive force of music inherited from previous generations of musicians. Founded by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, Téada first came together in 2001 to make an appearance on the innovative Irish television series ‘Flosc’. With engaging textural arrangements, Téada, meaning “strings” in the Irish language revels in the vibrant traditional music of Ireland. Deftly playing up its structural intricacies while preserving the contagious energy inherent in the repertoire, the group strives to capture a sense of the rawness and individuality of the solo artist, within a modern group context.

teada.com

Tickets: $25
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Friday, March 10, at 7:30 pm

Joe Jencks is an international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer, and educator. His songs have traveled to every continent via his own performances, and covers by many other musicians. He combines musical sophistication, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. He weaves a diverse web of stories, ensnaring even the most rigid of hearts, inviting them to open. JoeJencks.com

Si Kahn’s songs have been translated into at least half a dozen languages, including French, Welsh, Hebrew, Swedish, Drents (a Dutch dialect) and Plattdeutsch (“Low German”). They are part of the oral tradition, and are sung in folk clubs and living rooms, at demonstrations and on picket lines around the world. SiKahn.com

Maria Dunn is a true preserver of the spirit of folk music. She is often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness and unvarnished songs about ordinary people. Her sixth album Gathering (2016) celebrates a love of family, community, and humanity that fires our actions to make the world a better place. MariaDunn.com

Tickets: $23
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Friday, April 7, at 7:30 pm

Singer and songwriter Jane Voss works from a broad palette of American Roots Music, moving from one genre or style to another with utter naturalness and ease. Her use of Roots idioms is no gimmick, but rather her native and natural expression, borne of influences and loves dating back to her midwestern childhood.

Ragtime, boogie-woogie, Harlem stride, blues, Latin-American Dance Tunes, and original compositions: Hoyle Osborne plays them all with grace and feeling, eloquence, and a masterful style. He is elegant, but never afraid to get down, sometimes funky, and always soulful.

Partners for more than 25 years, Jane Voss and Hoyle Osborn are a dynamic juxtaposition of tradition and originality; rare old blues and vaudeville songs with their own compositions. According to Sing Out! magazine Jane and Hoyle “created their own hybrid of Bay-area folk-blues and jazz.”

janevoss.com

Tickets: $20
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 pm

The vocal and string band Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) with Corey DiMario (double bass) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.

lowlily.com

Tickets: $23
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Friday, May 5, at 7:30 pm

Nova Scotians Cassie & Maggie MacDonald have found the perfect balance between musical integrity and sheer entertainment. While staying true to their Celtic roots, they explore and test the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements. Cassie (on fiddle) and Maggie (on piano and guitar) are always at home, whether playing tunes passed down through generations of musicians or seamlessly weaving themes from the Moonlight Sonata into sets of sure-fire reels.

cassieandmaggie.com

Tickets: $23
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Saturday, May 13

A one day intensive for ukulele players featuring:
Jim & Liz Beloff, Paula Bradley & Bill Dillof, Ben Carr, and Ron Gordon.

Classes/Workshops, Open Mic and Concert.

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