In-Person at the Altamont Fairgrounds! Tickets are now on Sale.

Order your 2022 Festival T-Shirts on Bonfire!

Shirts are now available on Bonfire in many different colors and styles. Order by May 30, if you would like to receive your shirts before the festival. (T-Shirts will also be available for purchase in person at the Festival in a single style and color.)

Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion is an annual festival devoted to Old-Time music.

This Upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 29
at the Altamont Fairgrounds

There are no stage performances, no spectators. We come to Black Creek to PLAY music — specifically Old-Time music rooted in Appalachian tradition — on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, guitar, mountain dulcimer, plus a few extras.

You’ll find scattered around the grounds small, informal jams. Some of us are just a bit beyond beginner on our instrument or new to Old-Time style, and some of us are expert multi-instrumentalists. Everyone is welcome.

You can stop by for the day but most folks camp out Friday-Saturday-Sunday in tents or small trailers. There are several fair buildings open for jamming in case of rain.

Extras at the festival include special scheduled open jams, skills workshops & an all-camp potluck for Saturday dinner.


Old Songs: From the Vault

Next Broadcast: Sunday, June 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




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


1st Wednesday of the Month
Open Mic: 7:30 pm Sign up to perform 15 minutes. with 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 Schrauf. $5 class fee

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

The Annual Appeal for Old Songs

None of our programs would be possible without the tireless work of the artists, the many volunteers, and your support. Your gift to the Old Songs Annual Fund benefits these programs and enables us to offer you music of emerging artists alongside those long-established artists you have come to love over the years. 

We thank all of you who have provided financial support in the past or given of your time and moral support as a volunteer, and hope you are able once again to support to Old Songs in this or other ways.  Read more…

Missed a Concert? Watch them here! 


Old Songs, Inc. is funded in part by a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act

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
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