The Annual Fund Appeal for Old Songs

The holiday season is a good time to reflect and remember those activities and organizations that enrich our lives and give us hope for the future in these challenging times.

Your ongoing support, through participation in our events and contributions, has enabled us to present a wide range of traditional and traditionally based music for the past 38 years. Thank you. We could not do it without you. Read more…

Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

with caller: Fern Bradley

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, January 18, 2019, at 7:30 pm

Uniting two stand out voices in contemporary Scottish music, the fiddle and piano duo of Kevin Henderson and Neil Pearlman is a new collaboration that is bound to set stages alight in their first US tour this January. Each known for his high-energy, joyful and fresh approach to the tradition, their combined sound is fiery yet precise, moving from heart-wrenching airs to sparkling reels in the blink on an eye.

A standard bearer for the rich fiddling tradition of the Shetland Islands, Kevin Henderson has been in the vanguard of the Scottish traditional music scene for decades as a member Fiddlers’ Bid, Boys of the Lough, Session A9 and Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. Neil Pearlman is recognized across the Celtic world for his unique approach to piano accompaniment, rooted in Cape Breton and Scottish traditions with a heavy dose of personal innovation.

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

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

Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 7:30 pm

A benefit for the 2019 Festival featuring Dan Berggren, Kate Blain, Short of Breath, Debra Burger & Carol Fults, and more.

The evening also features a raffle of quality craft items, as well as recordings of past performers, plus a bake sale.

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

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



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


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

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


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

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 •