with John McCutcheonLes ArrivantsWalt Michael & Co. • Arise & Go
Robin & Linda WilliamsReggie Harris & Pat Wictor • Grosse Isle
The Ebony HillbilliesJoe JencksSharon Katz & the Peace Train
Cathy Fink, Marcy Marcer, & Chao Tian: From China to Appalachia
Yacouba Sissoko Trio • Rhythm Future QuartetCris Williamson
Kay Justice & Sam Gleaves • Elizabeth LaPrelle & the Family Band
Annie & the HedonistsPeggy Lynn & Dan Duggan • Anne Hills
Rory MakemDirty Blue ShirtsStove Dragon • The Moving Violations
Dave Eisenstadter • Adina Gordon • Lee MurdockGeorge Wilson
John Roberts • Deb CowanSteve Turner • Deirdre & Sean Murtha •
Chris Koldewey • Stefan Amidon • John Dickson • Alan Thomson •
Ron Gordon • Ron Bruschi • Jake Thomas • The Great Groove Band
Roger the Jester • and more!

Buy Tickets

View the 2024 Old Songs Festival Schedule

Get your 2024
Festival T-Shirts:

in person at the Festival
in the Exclusive Festival-Only Color: Royal Pine
(a “Premium” Next Level Apparel® Unisex Cotton Tee).

or Order online from Bonfire
with shirts available in many styles and colors.

Shirts ordered now will not arrive until after the Festival.

Old Songs: From the Vault

Next Broadcast: Sunday, June 16 at 6 pm ET 

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com



2nd Monday of the Month (Sept. – May)
Bluegrass Jam: 6:30 pm Led by Tom Behan. Recommended $5 donation

3rd Monday of the Month (Sept. – May)
African Drum Class: 7:00 pm African drumming with instructor John Dickson. Drums are provided. $15 class fee


1st Wednesday of the Month (Sept. – May)
Open Mic: 7:30 pm Sign up to perform 15 minutes. with Kate Blain, MC. $3

2nd Wednesday of the Month (Sept. – May)
Old Time Jam: 7:30 pm Led by the Fearless Fretters. Recommended $5 donation

3rd Wednesday of the Month
Traditional Irish Slow Session: 7:30 pm
Play traditional Irish music with others. Led by Sean McCorkle. Recommended $5 donation

4th Wednesday of the Month (Sept. – May)
Contra Dance Tunes: 7:30 pm Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. Led by Halsey Brown. Recommended $5 donation


2nd Sunday of the Month (Oct. – May)
The Pick’n’ & Sing’n’ Gather’n’ (PSG): 1 pm A sing-around for the whole family. pickingandsinging.org

The Annual Appeal for Old Songs

Since 1977, Old Songs has been dedicated to keeping traditional music and dance alive through the presentation of festivals, concerts, dances, and educational programs. This is only possible through the support of our community and within the extended Old Songs family — staff, volunteers, friends, the audience — all of us, and all of you. Before, during, and coming out of the pandemic, music and dance has been and continues to be an important part of our lives. It sustains, uplifts, surrounds, and reaches us in ways nothing else can, bringing us closer together even when we are apart. (Read more…)

Missed a Concert? Watch them here! 

 Programming at Old Songs is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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

Virtual Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm.
PO Box 466 • 37 S Main • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
(518) 765-2815 • info@oldsongs.org