Old Songs Concert Series

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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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

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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

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photo of The Jeremiahs
Friday, March 13, at 7:30 pm

“One of the most exciting bands to come out of Ireland in many a year”

The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary Irish 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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Friday, March 20, at 7:30 pm

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman have been described as “the high-wire act in traditional music” (The Irish Times). Máire is arguably the most influential, interesting, and original player of the Irish harp; she also composes, sings, and plays tin whistle and piano. Chris is arguably the UK’s finest flatpicking guitarist; he is also a prolific composer, arranger, and humorist. Together, they have created one of the most distinctive voices in modern acoustic music, performing a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass, and baroque, along with striking new compositions.

maireandchris.com

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Friday, April 3, at 7:30 pm

The vocal and string band Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) with Corey DiMario (double bass) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.

lowlily.com

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Friday, April 17, at 7:30 pm

Maria Zemantauski has performed in Spain, Italy and across the continental United States to great acclaim. Based in Upstate New York, she maintains an active career as a teacher, lecturer and performer; delighting audiences as a soloist, or as the founder and director of The Maria Z Ensemble. She maintains a private teaching studio at the Troy Music Academy in Troy, NY and is on the faculty in the Department of Fine Arts, Theater Arts & Digital Media at Hudson Valley Community College, where she has also been the Coordinator of Cultural Affairs since 2004.

mariazemantauski.com

Part of our Strum into Spring: Acoustic Guitar Workshop

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Friday, May 15, at 7:30 pm

Lil’ Rev is well known on the international ukulele scene as a protector of old songs and playing styles including early blues, Tin-Pan Alley, old time, Yiddish and American folk styles. He is also known for his passionate endeavors to preserve antiquated right hand strokes and strums.

lilrev.com

Part of our Spring into Uke: Ukulele Intensive

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