Make Your Own Music

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

Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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1st Wednesday of the Month

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, April 9, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, happening 8 times

2nd Sunday of the Month (Oct.–May)

A sing-around for the whole family. pickingandsinging.org


Monday, April 17, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, happening 9 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 oldsongs@oldsongs.org or call 518-765-2815 for more info.

Class fee: $15


Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, happening 10 times

3rd Wednesday of the Month (Sept.–June)

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 518-424-8701.

$4 donation.

Hilary keeps a Blog for this session here: stoneystepsitm.blogspot.com


Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, happening 8 times

4th Wednesday of the Month (Oct.–May)

Playing for dancing with rhythm and style. Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. All instruments & skill levels welcome. with Ray Kottke.

$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
(518) 765-2815 • Fax: (518) 655-0061 •
oldsongs@oldsongs.org



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.