The Annual Appeal for Old Songs

None of our programs would be possible without the tireless work of the artists, and your support. Your gift to the Old Songs Annual Fund benefits these programs and enables us to continue presenting the music you love while providing you with new musical experiences which no doubt you will come to love. We thank all of you who have provided financial support in the past or given of your time as a volunteer, and hope you are able once again to donate to Old Songs. Read more…
 

 


New Classes starting soon, Register Now:

Advanced Beginners Guitar with Ron Gordon. 6-week Virtual class beginning Thursday, January 14.

Irish Fiddle with Hilary Schrauf. 6-week Virtual class beginning Tuesday, January 26.

 


Magpie — Virtual Concert

Saturday, January 16 at 7:00 pm ET

Magpie is Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, whose repertoire ranges from traditional and vintage Americana to contemporary and original compositions. Terry is a gifted singer of jazz and blues, but is equally comfortable with the subtle beauty of traditional folk and contemporary songs. She is also an excellent player of the harmonica, mandolin, fretted dulcimer, and rhythm guitar. Greg is an outstanding finger-style guitarist, and his captivating vocal interpretation gives power and beauty to the full spectrum, from growling blues, to a Chilean lament, to a sweet croon. magpiemusic.com

 

Buy Tickets:

The concert will be publicly streamed on the Old Songs, Inc. Facebook page. A facebook login is not required. A link and reminder will be emailed to registered attendees before the concert. No Refunds.

 


Old Songs: From the Vault

Next Broadcast: Wednesday, January 17 at 9 pm ET

Every Third Wednesday of the month at 9pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 2 am ET and the following Sunday at 1pm 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 debuted on October 21, 2020 and 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

 


John McCutcheon — Virtual Concert

Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 pm ET

Roots & Wings: How Traditional Music Is the Foundation of All My Music

Folk music’s renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. folkmusic.com

“In this concert, I’ll do a blend of traditional songs and my own, especially those I’ve written in recognizable traditional forms. I’ll give a shoutout to those groups who continue to celebrate, teach, and honor traditional music and those that are shepherding it into our own lives and times. We’ll have a bit of a campfire Q&A after the music, just like we do in person. And, who knows?, maybe we might even have a special guest or two!”

 

Buy Tickets

Ticket price: $20 General, $30 Family/household, $10 Student, $5 Unemployed/Laid Off. Tickets are sold through Mandolin. The concert is presented in collaboration of the Artist, Old Songs and several other folk organizations, and privately streamed on Mandolin

No Refunds.

 


Until we can be together in person again, please join us for virtual concerts and classes.

Offerings are updated often as new opportunities become available, so check this website frequently to see what’s new. We’ll also send out email updates. If you’re not already receiving emails from Old Songs, be sure to subscribe, so you don’t miss a thing! Stay well and safe.

 


Old Songs Statement on COVID-19

Due to the Coronavirus and our desire to keep everyone safe and healthy, the 40th Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance has been postponed to June 25-27, 2021. We hope to see you all at the 40th festival. 

In addition, all in person participatory events at the Old Songs building in Voorheesville, NY are cancelled until further notice.

Read more…

 


MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC – due to COVID-19 – all in person events are canceled until further notice 

MONDAYS

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

WEDNESDAYS

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

2nd Wednesday of the Month
Roaring 20s Jazz Jam: 7:30 pm Play and sing the popular music of the early 20th century from Ragtime to Dixieland to Blues to Swing. Led by Carle Kopecky. $4

3rd Wednesday of the Month
Traditional Irish Slow Session: 7:30 pm Play traditional Irish music with others. Led by Hilary Scrauf. $4

4th Wednesday of the Month (Sept.–May)
Contra Dance Tunes: 7:30 pm Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. Led by Ray Kottke. $3

SUNDAYS

2nd Sunday of the Month (Oct.–May)
Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’: 1–4 pm A singin-a-round for the whole family. pickingandsinging.org

 


Old Songs welcomes Joy Bennett as our new Executive Director

Effective September 2018, our founder, Executive Director and guiding spirit, Andy Spence, is turning over the reins of the organization to Joy Bennett. After an extensive search and evaluation process, Joy was the unanimous choice of the Old Songs Board of Directors and Andy. Andy will continue with as Executive Director Emeritus and advisor to the Board of Directors and to Joy. Read more…

 


 

Old Song, Inc. is funded in part by a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act


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

Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm.
PO Box 466 • 37 South Main Street • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
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