with John McCutcheon • Les Arrivants • Walt Michael & Co. • Arise & Go •
Robin & Linda Williams • Reggie Harris • The Ebony Hillbillies •
From China to Appalachia — Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer & Chao Tian •
Joe Jencks • Sharon Katz & the Peace Train • Yacouba Sissoko Trio •
Rhythm Future Quartet • Kay Justice & Sam Gleaves • Cris Williamson •
Elizabeth LaPrelle & the Family Band • Rory Makem • Stove Dragon • 
The Moving Violations • Grosse Isle • Annie & the Hedonists • Anne Hills • 
Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins • Dirty Blue Shirts • and many more!

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People come to Black Creek to play music — there are no performances. The music we play is string-band music rooted in the Appalachian social dance and “front porch” music tradition, played with acoustic string-band instruments – specifically fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, bass, and a few others. Black Creek is an all-levels festival – everyone is welcome!


Old Songs: From the Vault

Next Broadcast: Sunday, May 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



2nd Monday of the Month (Sept. – 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


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

2nd Wednesday of the Month (Sept. – 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 Sean McCorkle. Recommended $5 donation

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


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

The Annual Appeal for Old Songs

Since 1977, Old Songs has been dedicated to keeping traditional music and dance alive through the presentation of festivals, concerts, dances, and educational programs. This is only possible through the support of our community and within the extended Old Songs family — staff, volunteers, friends, the audience — all of us, and all of you. Before, during, and coming out of the pandemic, music and dance has been and continues to be an important part of our lives. It sustains, uplifts, surrounds, and reaches us in ways nothing else can, bringing us closer together even when we are apart. (Read more…)

Missed a Concert? Watch them here! 

 Programming at Old Songs is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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