Make Your Own Music Nights

These are monthly gatherings intended to foster community participation in music making. Come and join in the fun!

Wednesday, August 5, at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every month on the first Wednesday

1st Wednesday of the Month

Strut your stuff and share your talent! Walk in and sign up to play (15 minutes). Local performer Kate Blain will host.

$3 cover charge.

Sunday, October 11, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the second Sunday, recurring 8 times

2nd Sunday of the month (Oct.–May)

A sing-around for the whole family.

Wednesday, September 9, at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every month on the second Wednesday, recurring 9 times

2nd Wednesday of the month (Sept.–May)

Playing for dancing with rhythm and style. Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. All instruments & skill levels welcome. Leader: Terri Lukaĉko

$3 donation

Monday, September 21, at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every month on the third Monday, recurring 8 times

3rd Monday of the month (Sept.–May)

Study African drumming. Participants will learn authentic drumming from many countries in West Africa. Emphasis will be on traditional rhythms & drumming techniques on djembes, dunduns & other hand drums. Please join us for this fun filled class. All levels are welcomed. Some drums may be available to borrow on a first come, first served basis. Instructor John Dickson.

Email or call 518-765-2815 for more info.

Class fee: $15

Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every month on the third Wednesday, recurring 10 times

3rd Wednesday of the month (Oct.–May)

This is a friendly, repertoire-building opportunity to play your new tunes slowly and work on your old tunes at a reasonable tempo. We will focus specifically on traditional Irish music, and all Irish-appropriate instruments are welcome (i.e. wooden flute, tin whistle, concertina, button or piano accordion, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, fiddle, harp). We encourage tape recorders, and focus on learning tunes by ear. Music stands and continuous use of sheet music discouraged. Bring snacks to share. Small donation requested to cover building expenses. Questions? Contact Hilary Schrauf at 518-756-8273.

$4 donation.

Hilary keeps a Blog for this session here:

Sunday, September 27, at 3:00 pm
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Every month on the fourth Sunday, recurring 10 times

4th Sunday of the month (Sept.–June)

Open Mic with featured poets. “Dedicated to the convivial understanding and practice of poesy’s gift to human joy”
Hosted by Dennis Sullivan, Edie Abrams & Michael Burke. Contact: 518-469-0202


Wednesday, September 23, at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every month on the fourth Wednesday, recurring 8 times

4th Wednesday of the month (Sept.–May)

Come and learn some tunes from Tasmania, New South Wales, and Victoria. Join in with acoustic instruments. Squeezeboxes and lagerphones encouraged. We might even sing a song. Some sheet music will be provided, but the tunes are also very accessible for playing by ear. All skill levels are welcome and listeners, too. Leader: Terri Lukacko.

$3 donation.

Old Songs, Inc. is a not-for-profit, educational, 501(c)3 corporation

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