Register now for Spring Instrument Classes!

Accordion, Mandolin, Guitar, Ukulele, and Banjo classes begin the week of March 5.

Tickets for the 2024 Festival are now available for Sale!

Grosse Isle — Live at Old Songs

Friday, March 1 at 7:30 pm ET

The traditional-music trio Grosse Isle was born out of the collaboration between three exceptional musicians from Quebec and Ireland: Sophie Lavoie (fiddle, piano, vocal), André Marchand (guitar, vocal), and Fiachra O’Regan (uilleann pipes, whistle, banjo). Fusing Irish and Québécois repertoire with original compositions, the band offers a harmonious blend of the two cultures. Whether they’re performing laments or more rhythmic songs, the authenticity and the immense talent of the artists are equally obvious!

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The concert will be held in person at the Old Songs building (37 S Main in Voorheesville) and live-streamed on the Old Songs YouTube Channel.

Old Songs Community Dance with Tamarack and Paul Rosenberg

Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 pm ET

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.

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The dance will be held in person at the Old Songs building (37 S Main in Voorheesville).

The Jeremiahs — Live at Old Songs

Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm ET

In the year 2013, weathering the initial hitches and hiccups and bothers and blips of starting a band, The Jeremiahs formed to become a welcome gopher in the garden of Celtic music. They shape their sound with Dubliner Joe Gibney’s beautiful vocals and some whistle (not at the same time); Conor Crimmins who plays whistle and flutes; Dublin based James Ryan who holds down the rhythm section on guitar and bouzouki and a few choice effects pedals; and finally Matt Mancuso on fiddle.

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The concert will be held in person at the Old Songs building (37 S Main in Voorheesville) and live-streamed on the Old Songs YouTube Channel.

Old Songs: From the Vault

Next Broadcast: Sunday, February 18 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.

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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.

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 •