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37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States
518-765-2815 oldsongs.org

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February 2017
$15

Cajun-Zydeco Dance

Saturday, February 25, at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day 25 of the month, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Last Saturday of the Month (October–April)

$15 (DFO members $12), All Welcome!

Dance instruction by Ron & Marie Bruschi at 7 pm. Band starts at 8 pm
For more info, call (518) 859-0092 or email Marie.

Saturday, February 25
The Catahoula Cajun Band
Saturday, April 29
Planet Zydeco
Saturday, March 25
Zydeco Connection

Sponsored by the DanceFlurry Organization

March 2017

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 1, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5—Register by February 24

Open Mic

Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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1st Wednesday of the Month
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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.

Mandolin

Thursday, March 2, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Old Songs Community “Barn” Dance with Tamarack

Saturday, March 4, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

1st Saturday of the Month (November–May)

Fun, simple dances from the U.S. and around the world. For every age and ability. All dances will be taught and will include circles, contras and squares. Yummy desert potluck during intermission.

$8 per person, children 12 & under are free

Saturday, March 4
Caller: Paul Rosenberg
Music: Tamarack
Saturday, May 6
Caller: Bob Nicholson
Music: Spare Parts
Saturday, April 1
Caller: David Kaynor
Music: Fennig’s All-Stars

In partner with Homespun Occasions

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, March 7, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11—Register by March 3

Ukulele

Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Bring your uke and your love of music and creativity to learn ukulele, the most accessible of fretted instruments. If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! By learning and fine tuning the basics of rhythm, chords and melody on the uke , you will quickly have fun and be able to put together these building blocks to create your own sound. We will learn songs of many eras of the American Songbook to apply the techniques. Handouts provided, and a recording device is recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11Register by March 3

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 8, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5—Register by February 24

African Drum Class

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

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

2nd Wednesday 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

$25

Téada

Thursday, March 9, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day early with authentic traditional Irish music.

One of Irish traditional music’s leading export, 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. 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.

Téada are joined by special guest vocalist and accordionist, Méabh Begley.

teada.com

Tickets: $25
$5 Children age 12 & under

Eventbrite

Or call Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815.
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

 

 

$23

Joe Jencks, Si Kahn & Maria Dunn

Friday, March 10, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Songs of hope, courage, love and triumph!

Si Kahn, Joe Jencks, and Maria Dunn have teamed up for a select number of concerts featuring songs of hope, courage, love and triumph! From Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; and Edmonton, AB Canada respectively – these three performing songwriters represent the finest traditions in music that is socially aware, musically engaged, and filled with heart and purpose. Spanning numerous musical styles and multiple generations, they bring together diverse perspectives into a unified presentation that invites people to sing, laugh, heal, and be inspired to joyfully celebrate their own journey and convictions. Maria, Joe, and Si have each won numerous awards for their work, and have all been recognized internationally as preeminent in their field. Come join us for an unforgettable evening of stories and songs.

joejencks.com |  sikahn.com  |  mariadunn.com

Tickets: $23
$5 Children age 12 & under

Eventbrite

Or call Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815.
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, March 12, 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

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

2nd Sunday of the Month (Oct.–May)

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

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, March 14, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11—Register by March 3

Ukulele

Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Bring your uke and your love of music and creativity to learn ukulele, the most accessible of fretted instruments. If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! By learning and fine tuning the basics of rhythm, chords and melody on the uke , you will quickly have fun and be able to put together these building blocks to create your own sound. We will learn songs of many eras of the American Songbook to apply the techniques. Handouts provided, and a recording device is recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11Register by March 3

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 15, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5—Register by February 24

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, March 15, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Traditional Irish Slow Session

Wednesday, March 15, 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

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, March 15, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Mandolin

Thursday, March 16, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, March 16, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, March 21, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11—Register by March 3

Ukulele

Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Bring your uke and your love of music and creativity to learn ukulele, the most accessible of fretted instruments. If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! By learning and fine tuning the basics of rhythm, chords and melody on the uke , you will quickly have fun and be able to put together these building blocks to create your own sound. We will learn songs of many eras of the American Songbook to apply the techniques. Handouts provided, and a recording device is recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11Register by March 3

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 22, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5—Register by February 24

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, March 22, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, March 22, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, happening 8 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, March 22, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Mandolin

Thursday, March 23, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, March 23, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

$15

Cajun-Zydeco Dance

Saturday, March 25, at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day 25 of the month, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Last Saturday of the Month (October–April)

$15 (DFO members $12), All Welcome!

Dance instruction by Ron & Marie Bruschi at 7 pm. Band starts at 8 pm
For more info, call (518) 859-0092 or email Marie.

Saturday, February 25
The Catahoula Cajun Band
Saturday, April 29
Planet Zydeco
Saturday, March 25
Zydeco Connection

Sponsored by the DanceFlurry Organization

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, March 28, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11—Register by March 3

Ukulele

Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Bring your uke and your love of music and creativity to learn ukulele, the most accessible of fretted instruments. If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! By learning and fine tuning the basics of rhythm, chords and melody on the uke , you will quickly have fun and be able to put together these building blocks to create your own sound. We will learn songs of many eras of the American Songbook to apply the techniques. Handouts provided, and a recording device is recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11Register by March 3

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 29, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5—Register by February 24

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, March 29, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Mandolin

Thursday, March 30, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, March 30, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

April 2017

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, April 4, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11—Register by March 3

Old Songs Community “Barn” Dance

Tuesday, April 4, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day 4 of the month, happening 4 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

1st Saturday of the Month (November–May)

Fun, simple dances from the U.S. and around the world. For every age and ability. All dances will be taught and will include circles, contras and squares. Yummy desert potluck during intermission.

$8 per person, children 12 & under are free

Saturday, March 4
Caller: Paul Rosenberg
Music: Tamarack
Saturday, May 6
Caller: Bob Nicholson
Music: Spare Parts
Saturday, April 1
Caller: David Kaynor
Music: Fennig’s All-Stars

In partner with Homespun Occasions

Ukulele

Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Bring your uke and your love of music and creativity to learn ukulele, the most accessible of fretted instruments. If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! By learning and fine tuning the basics of rhythm, chords and melody on the uke , you will quickly have fun and be able to put together these building blocks to create your own sound. We will learn songs of many eras of the American Songbook to apply the techniques. Handouts provided, and a recording device is recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11Register by March 3

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, April 5, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5—Register by February 24

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, April 5, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Open Mic

Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
1st Wednesday of the Month
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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.

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Mandolin

Thursday, April 6, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, April 6, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

$20

Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne

Friday, April 7, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

Eventbrite

Or call Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815.
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, April 9, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

2nd Sunday of the Month (Oct.–May)

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

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, April 10, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, happening 5 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, Bob will teach fundamentals of bluegrass jamming and build your confidence in playing with others. The music is slow and easy, and you will quickly gain skills while having fun. And,these skills are transferable to other types of music because they are basic to all types of jamming. All skill levels are welcome, and bringing a recording device is recommended.

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Bob at 518-475-7926 or arobanjo@aol.com.

Class Dates: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, April 11, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11—Register by March 3

Ukulele

Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Bring your uke and your love of music and creativity to learn ukulele, the most accessible of fretted instruments. If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! By learning and fine tuning the basics of rhythm, chords and melody on the uke , you will quickly have fun and be able to put together these building blocks to create your own sound. We will learn songs of many eras of the American Songbook to apply the techniques. Handouts provided, and a recording device is recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11Register by March 3

African Drum Class

Wednesday, April 12, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

2nd Wednesday 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

Mandolin

Thursday, April 13, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, April 13, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, April 17, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, happening 5 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, Bob will teach fundamentals of bluegrass jamming and build your confidence in playing with others. The music is slow and easy, and you will quickly gain skills while having fun. And,these skills are transferable to other types of music because they are basic to all types of jamming. All skill levels are welcome, and bringing a recording device is recommended.

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Bob at 518-475-7926 or arobanjo@aol.com.

Class Dates: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, April 19, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Traditional Irish Slow Session

Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, happening 10 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Mandolin

Thursday, April 20, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, April 20, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

Class Dates: March 16, 23, 30, Apr. 5, 13, 20Register by March 10

$23

Low Lily

Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

Eventbrite

Or call Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815.
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, April 24, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, happening 5 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, Bob will teach fundamentals of bluegrass jamming and build your confidence in playing with others. The music is slow and easy, and you will quickly gain skills while having fun. And,these skills are transferable to other types of music because they are basic to all types of jamming. All skill levels are welcome, and bringing a recording device is recommended.

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Bob at 518-475-7926 or arobanjo@aol.com.

Class Dates: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

$15

Cajun-Zydeco Dance

Tuesday, April 25, at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day 25 of the month, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Last Saturday of the Month (October–April)

$15 (DFO members $12), All Welcome!

Dance instruction by Ron & Marie Bruschi at 7 pm. Band starts at 8 pm
For more info, call (518) 859-0092 or email Marie.

Saturday, February 25
The Catahoula Cajun Band
Saturday, April 29
Planet Zydeco
Saturday, March 25
Zydeco Connection

Sponsored by the DanceFlurry Organization

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, April 26, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Contra Dance Tunes

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

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26Register by March 10

Mandolin

Thursday, April 27, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 9 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

8 week course, with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27Register by February 24

May 2017

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, May 1, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, happening 5 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, Bob will teach fundamentals of bluegrass jamming and build your confidence in playing with others. The music is slow and easy, and you will quickly gain skills while having fun. And,these skills are transferable to other types of music because they are basic to all types of jamming. All skill levels are welcome, and bringing a recording device is recommended.

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Bob at 518-475-7926 or arobanjo@aol.com.

Class Dates: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, May 2, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

We’ll explore DAD tuning, work on strum directions and left hand fingering. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes, and other repertoire that works well on dulcimer.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6Register by April 28

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, May 2, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

The focus is on repertoire building using a variety of styles, including fiddle tunes, songs, Celtic melodies, waltzes, while learning appropriate picking, or finger picking techniques and fingerings.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6Register by April 28

Open Mic

Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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1st Wednesday of the Month
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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.

Old Songs Community “Barn” Dance

Thursday, May 4, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day 4 of the month, happening 4 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

1st Saturday of the Month (November–May)

Fun, simple dances from the U.S. and around the world. For every age and ability. All dances will be taught and will include circles, contras and squares. Yummy desert potluck during intermission.

$8 per person, children 12 & under are free

Saturday, March 4
Caller: Paul Rosenberg
Music: Tamarack
Saturday, May 6
Caller: Bob Nicholson
Music: Spare Parts
Saturday, April 1
Caller: David Kaynor
Music: Fennig’s All-Stars

In partner with Homespun Occasions

$23

Cassie & Maggie MacDonald

Friday, May 5, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

Eventbrite

Or call Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815.
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, May 8, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, happening 5 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, Bob will teach fundamentals of bluegrass jamming and build your confidence in playing with others. The music is slow and easy, and you will quickly gain skills while having fun. And,these skills are transferable to other types of music because they are basic to all types of jamming. All skill levels are welcome, and bringing a recording device is recommended.

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Bob at 518-475-7926 or arobanjo@aol.com.

Class Dates: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, May 9, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

We’ll explore DAD tuning, work on strum directions and left hand fingering. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes, and other repertoire that works well on dulcimer.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6Register by April 28

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, May 9, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

The focus is on repertoire building using a variety of styles, including fiddle tunes, songs, Celtic melodies, waltzes, while learning appropriate picking, or finger picking techniques and fingerings.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6Register by April 28

African Drum Class

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

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

2nd Wednesday 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

$45

Spring into Uke

Saturday, May 13
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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.

Or call Old Songs to reserve your spot: (518) 765-2815.
Refunds are not available for this event.

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, May 14, 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

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

2nd Sunday of the Month (Oct.–May)

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

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, May 16, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

We’ll explore DAD tuning, work on strum directions and left hand fingering. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes, and other repertoire that works well on dulcimer.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6Register by April 28

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, May 16, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

The focus is on repertoire building using a variety of styles, including fiddle tunes, songs, Celtic melodies, waltzes, while learning appropriate picking, or finger picking techniques and fingerings.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6Register by April 28

Traditional Irish Slow Session

Wednesday, May 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 10 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, May 23, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

We’ll explore DAD tuning, work on strum directions and left hand fingering. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes, and other repertoire that works well on dulcimer.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6Register by April 28

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, May 23, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

The focus is on repertoire building using a variety of styles, including fiddle tunes, songs, Celtic melodies, waltzes, while learning appropriate picking, or finger picking techniques and fingerings.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6Register by April 28

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, May 24, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, happening 8 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

$15

Cajun-Zydeco Dance

Thursday, May 25, at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day 25 of the month, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Last Saturday of the Month (October–April)

$15 (DFO members $12), All Welcome!

Dance instruction by Ron & Marie Bruschi at 7 pm. Band starts at 8 pm
For more info, call (518) 859-0092 or email Marie.

Saturday, February 25
The Catahoula Cajun Band
Saturday, April 29
Planet Zydeco
Saturday, March 25
Zydeco Connection

Sponsored by the DanceFlurry Organization

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, May 30, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

We’ll explore DAD tuning, work on strum directions and left hand fingering. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes, and other repertoire that works well on dulcimer.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6Register by April 28

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