Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 7:00 pm

1st Saturday of the Month (November–May)

with Fennig’s All-Stars and 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.

$8 per person, children 12 & under are free

In partner with Homespun Occasions


photo of Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 7:30 pm

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling”, and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. They thrill audiences with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.

This seemingly unlikely pairing of fiddle and cello is the fulfillment of a long-standing musical dream for Fraser. His search eventually led him to find a cellist who could help return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music, where it stood for hundreds of years before being relegated to the orchestra.

alasdairandnatalie.com

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

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


Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 7:30 pm

A benefit for the 40th Annual Old Songs Festival.

Performers: TBD

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 sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.


Saturday, February 1, 2020, 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


Friday, February 7, 2020, at 7:30 pm

Joe Jencks is an international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer, and educator. Noted for his unique merging of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration, Joe weaves a diverse web of stories with brilliant musical skill, ensnaring even the most rigid of hearts and inviting them to open, and inviting all of us to live inside of our passions and our beliefs.

joejencks.com

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

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


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. 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

SUNDAYS

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


photo of Bill Spence playing the Hammered Dulcimer

Old Songs is saddened to announce the death of Bill Spence, one of Old Songs’ founders. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made to Old Songs, Inc. in Bill’s memory. Thoughts of condolence may also be sent to Old Songs and will be delivered to the family.

If you would like to receive information about the memorial celebration of the life of Bill Spence being planned for this fall on Sunday, September 15, please join this mailing list.

Read Bill’s full obituary here…

 


The Annual Fund Appeal for Old Songs

The new year 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…

 


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 •
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