The Annual Fund Appeal for Old Songs


Dear Friends of Old Songs,

The holiday season 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.

This year, we reached a major milestone in our history as we transitioned from our founder and longtime Executive Director, Andy Spence, to Joy Bennett, who took over the position this past September. Fortunately, Andy remains as a valued adviser and resource as we continue our programming and prepare for our 39th Old Songs Festival in 2019, which we are dedicating to Andy and Bill.

In addition to our annual festival, instrument classes, community dance series, and weekly “Make Your Own Music” activities, we have a wonderful winter and spring concert series and some exciting weekend events planned. Do join us for these events.

Your donation to our Annual Fund will ensure our ability to present the 39th annual Old Songs Folk Festival in 2019 and to support your Old Songs Community Arts Center and our many programs and events. As grant money declines, Old Songs depends on the generosity of festival goers, audience members, and other supporters to enable us to continue to present quality programming at reasonable prices.  If you are able to contribute a little more than last year, it would be greatly appreciated. No donation is too small.

In addition to our Annual Fund, there are many other ways you can support Old Songs, including legacy donations, bequests, sponsorships, instrument donations, and volunteering. Over the next few months we will be updating the charitable giving information on our website to include information as to different ways you can support Old Songs. In the interim, please contact our office if you would like support us in any of those ways.

All of us at Old Songs wish you a happy, joyous, and peaceful holiday season.


Joy Bennett
Executive Director
Old Songs, Inc.

Phil Teumim
President, Board of Directors
Old Songs, Inc.


or Print out, fill out and mail in our Annual Appeal Form


All photos taken by Bill Spence.

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 •