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…

 


Saturday, February 1, at 7:00 pm

1st Saturday of the Month (November–May)

Music by Tamarack with caller Michael Kernan

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, 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

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


Friday, February 21, at 7:30 pm

Poor Man’s Gambit is a trio of traditional artists: Corey Purcell (button accordion, cittern, vocals, bodhran, dance), Federico Betti (guitar, fiddle), and Deirdre Lockman (fiddle, vocals, dance). It’s their combination of musical styles that sets them apart: not only do they offer an array of instrumental combinations, but they also include the visual and audial element of dance. Building on their roots as traditional Irish musicians, the trio’s repertoire is also influenced by traditional music of other cultures, including France, Scotland, England, and America.

poormansgambit.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.


Friday, March 6, at 7:30 pm

Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew’s repertoire is heavily influenced by that unique musical lineage—the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody—and he supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room. His repertoire transcends time and place and his live performance reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to their basic elements.

matthewbyrne.net

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, March 7, 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. 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…


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
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