John McCutcheon Livestream — Love Songs!

Saturday, February 11 at 7:00 pm ET

Some of John’s most requested songs are his love songs. He’ll mine his deep well of music about romantic love, love of children and family, community, and country. The ultimate tie that binds…

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Ticket price: $20 Livestream, $30 Family, $10 Student, and more. Tickets are sold through Mandolin. The concert is being presented by the Artist and privately streamed on Mandolin. No Refunds.



Claudia Schmidt — Live at Old Songs

Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 pm ET

Claudia Schmidt brings her exuberant music to Old Songs! With her multi-octave voice, 12 string guitar and mountain dulcimer, she weaves together song, story and spoken word in a one-of-a-kind presentation that will fill your heart and refresh your soul. After 50 years of writing and performing, she is as strong as ever, sharing her wonder and amazement at the world and we creatures who inhabit it. She just released her 22nd album, Reimagining, and is working on new material for yet another release in this celebratory year.

claudiaschmidt.com

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



Rhythm Future Quartet — Live at Old Songs

Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 pm ET

The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Led by violinist Jason Anick, the quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. With Max O’Rourke, Henry Acker, and Greg Loughman rounding out the quartet, Rhythm Future Quartet is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of a vital musical genre.

rhythmfuturequartet.com

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


Old Songs: From the Vault

Next Broadcast: this Sunday, February 19 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



Old Songs Community Barn Dance

Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 pm ET

Music by Tamarack with caller Paul Rosenberg

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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Masks recommended. Additionally, if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID (cold, cough, runny nose, flu-like symptoms) at the time of the event, please stay home, and ask for a refund.


MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC

SUNDAYS

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

MONDAYS

1st Monday of the Month (Feb. – 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

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 (Oct. – 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 Hilary Schrauf. $5 class fee

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


The Annual Appeal for Old Songs

Old Songs is dedicated to keeping traditional music and dance alive through the presentation of festivals, concerts, dances, and educational programs. Fulfilling that mission is made possible by community and support within the extended Old Songs family — staff, volunteers, friends, the audience — all of us, and all of you. Music and dance sustains, uplifts, and surrounds us, and can reach us in ways nothing else can. It is an important part of our being. (Read more…)


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Old Songs, 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

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