Old Songs Concert Series

Saturday, December 9, at 7:30 pm

with John Roberts, Lisa Preston & John Kirk

A program of songs and carols of the Christmas story and midwinter celebrations from England, Wales, and Spain, all in English translations. Performing will be John Roberts on hurdy-gurdy, concertinas and vocals; Lisa Preston on baroque triple harp, celtic harp and piano; and John Kirk on violin, viola, mandolin and vocals.

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 7:30 pm

A benefit for the 2018 Festival featuring the Landfill Mountain Boys, Alien Folklife, Bob Altschuler & Friends, Chuck Oakes, Ron Gordon’s Uke Troop and more.

Tickets: $23 Online Only, $25 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Friday, February 9, 2018, at 7:30 pm

“There’s just something about Ellis. She is at once funny and wise, thoughtful and uninhibited, and her captivating voice is matched by her uplifting lyrics. If you looked up the definition of open-hearted in the dictionary, you just might find her photo there. Ellis’ performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges & opened hearts.”

http://www.ellis-music.com

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Friday, March 2, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Andrea Beaton comes from a long line of musicians, composers and dancers. Both the Beaton and MacMaster sides of her family are well known and respected as some of Cape Breton’s finest musicians, dancers and composers. She is an award-winning fiddler, tune composer and recording artist who is known for her powerful bow and driving style. She tours and teaches internationally and is in great demand as a teacher at music camps and fiddling/dancing workshops.  https://andreabeaton.com

Troy MacGillivray, raised in Lanark, Nova Scotia, his musical prowess can be attributed to an especially rare combination of commitment and bloodline. The multi-talented, multi-award winning instrumentalist is known for his ability to unearth the lesser-played but great tunes of respected composers. With such tunes in his repertoire, Troy has assembled his 6th album called Tune Poets which weaves some of his own compositions alongside fantastic and unique arrangements of great composers from the traditional fiddle world to present a wide and varied mix of music that will captivate fans old and new alike.  http://www.troymacgillivray.com

Tickets: $23 Online Only, $25 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Friday, March 9, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Vermont’s own trad roots power trio, Pete’s Posse, is composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland (fiddle, piano, banjo, melodica and vocals), his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, viola, mandolin, foot percussion and vocals) and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson (guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, foot percussion and vocals). Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding footwork with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jawharp and rocking keyboards adding their voices to the mix. Songs and tunes, old and new, lyrical and driving: that’s the multi-generational heart and mind of PETE’S POSSE, at work and at play.

http://www.petespossevt.com

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 6:00 pm

with Annie & Jonny Rosen, Steve & Betsy Fry, and Bill Spence

Tickets: $30
$10 Children age 12 & under

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Friday, April 6, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity.

Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community. Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels.

http://keelaghan.com

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Friday, April 20, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew’s repertoire is heavily influenced by that unique musical lineage – the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody – and he supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room. His repertoire transcends time and place and his live performance reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to their basic elements.

https://www.matthewbyrne.net

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 7:30 pm

For more than 50 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. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, 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, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Tickets: $23 Online Only, $25 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Friday, May 11, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Lil’ Rev is well known on the international ukulele scene as a protector of old songs and playing styles including early blues, Tin-Pan Alley, old time, Yiddish and American folk styles. He is also known for his passionate endeavors to preserve antiquated right hand strokes and strums.

https://www.lilrev.com

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

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Part of Spring into Uke, continuing on Saturday, May 12 with an All Day Ukelele Intensive: Workshops, Open Mic, and Sat. Evening Concert
All for $50 (includes Friday’s Lil Rev Concert)

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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.