Updated March 25: Old Songs Statement on COVID-19

In line with other organizations, we are cancelling ALL in person participatory events at the Old Songs building in Voorheesville, NY until further notice. 

In the meantime, please keep in mind that cancelled gigs means loss of income for the performers and teachers we bring to Old Songs, as well as loss of income for the organization. Please take the time to support the artists and Old Songs in other ways while community gatherings are suspended.

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Old Songs Gift Certificates can be used be used toward the purchase of festival, concert, or workshop tickets, as well as instrument instruction classes.

 


Friday, April 3, at 7:30 pm

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) 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


Saturday, April 4, at 7:00 pm

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

In partner with Homespun Occasions


Friday, April 17, at 7:30 pm

Internationally acclaimed guitarist, Maria Zemantauski, presents a program of classics and stunning originals. Embracing the classical and traditional flamenco repertoire for her foundation, she takes her audience on a musical journey inspired by her flair for experimentation and pure love of the instrument. As one reviewer wrote, “Zemantauski has continually pushed the boundaries of the possible with her trusty 6-string, blending genres that have little or no business appearing on the same bill, much less in the same song. It’s rarely less than electrifying to watch her do it.” Join us for an evening of passion, fire and grace.

mariazemantauski.com

Part of our Strum into Spring: Acoustic Guitar Workshop

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.


Saturday, April 18

with Maria Zemantauski, Pat Wictor, Glenn Weiser, and Ron Gordon.

This event provides great learning and listening opportunities for guitarists on every level. You’ll have a chance to learn from, and interact with true experts of the acoustic guitar. There will be six workshops where new perspectives, sounds and techniques will be taught.

There will also be an open mic, a potluck dinner, and evening concerts.

This event kicks off with a Maria Zemantauski concert Friday evening at 7:30.

CLICK HERE for Saturday’s Full Schedule

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.


Saturday, May 2, at 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

In partner with Homespun Occasions



MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC

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

 


The Annual Appeal for Old Songs

Since 1977, your attendance at our events and donations to Old Songs, Inc. have made it possible for us to present the best in traditional and traditionally based music and dance in concerts, festivals and our many other programs, helping live music thrive. Read more…


 

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.
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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
(518) 765-2815 • Fax: (518) 655-0061 •
oldsongs@oldsongs.org