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Classes in Piano Accordion, Mountain Dulcimer, Ukulele, Fiddle, Clawhammer Banjo, Mandolin, Fingerpicking and Flatpicking Guitar, Irish Pennywhistle, and Bluegrass Jam.


photo of Charm City Junction
Friday, September 13, at 7:30 pm

From dance-inducing Old Time rhythms and foot-stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving bluegrass, Baltimore-based Charm City Junction—Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo, Sean McComiskey on button accordion, and Alex Lacquement on upright bass—creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they’ll go next.

charmcityjunction.com

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Friday, September 20, at 7:30 pm

Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years.

jezlowe.com

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photo of The Jeremiahs
Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 pm

The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Joe Gibney (vocals, whistle) offers a diverse repertoire of songs, from rousing sea shanties to emotional traditional songs of hardship, love, and loss; James Ryan (guitar, bouzouki) draws on a wide a range of influences from different genres and traditions, evident is his unique percussive backing style; Jean Christophe Morel (fiddle, mandola) brings an exotic style of fiddling to the band’s sound; and Julien Bruneteau, a flute player of great sensitivity with an amazing ability to improvise.

thejeremiahs.ie

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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 •
oldsongs@oldsongs.org