Old Songs Concert Series

Saturday, March 23, 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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Saturday, March 30, at 7:30 pm

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better… yet continue to do just that.

tannahillweavers.com

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Sunday, March 31, at 2:00 pm

Harp Workshop & Concert
at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Latham

In partnership with The Northeastern Mountain Chapter
of the American Harp Society

A Celtic harp player of international renown, William Jackson has been a moving force and a major influence, not only on the popularization of the Celtic harp, but on Scottish traditional music. A founding member of the group Ossian (1976-1989), he has also had a distinguished solo career as a performer and a composer. We are fortunate to offer an opportunity to learn from and enjoy the artistry of William Jackson as he presents a workshop followed by a concert in Latham.

Schedule:

  • 2:00–3:30 pm—Workshop: “Accompanying Other Instruments”
  • 4:30 pm—Concert

Join us! Explore the possibilities of the Celtic harp as it applies to ensemble and session playing with other-folk oriented instruments, then sit back and appreciate William Jackson’s mastery on the instrument and the depth of his connection to the music of the British Isles.

Cost:

  • Workshop only—$40
  • Concert only—$20
  • Bundled cost for both events—$50

Download, fill out, print out, and send in the Registration Form or purchase tickets at the door.

For further information, contact Judi Gross at 518-810-8722 or by e-mail at: grossj920@gmail.com


Friday, April 5, at 7:30 pm

As both singer and songwriter, Jim Malcolm is one of the most distinctive voices in Scottish music. He has a huge repertoire of songs from the Scottish tradition and is a noted interpreter of Burns. These old songs are complemented by his own original and award-winning songs, which are at once completely modern and accessible, yet an authentic addition to the cannon of Scottish music. Jim plays expressive guitar in mainly DADGAD tuning, and simultaneously plays tunes on harmonicas to a standard you’ll seldom hear elsewhere. What’s more, Jim’s between-song wit has developed to an art form all of its own.

jimmalcolm.com

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Friday, April 12, at 7:30 pm

Stu Fuchs has been called a “six string shaman” and lives to spreads joy and depth with every note. Stu is an internationally touring guitarist, ukulele stunt man and an award winning teaching artist. His former gypsy jazz quartet “Babik” (Bah-beek) played their progressive take on the music Django Reinhardt at festivals & clubs across the USA, on NPR and with Symphony Orchestras. Stu focuses on the nylon string styles of Classical & Brazilian guitar and had performed meditation music in concert halls around the world with renowned new age singer songwriter Snatam Kaur.  

stufuchs.com

Part of our Strum into Spring: Acoustic Guitar Workshop

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Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 pm

As a singer, actress, writer, and musician, Anne Hills has continuously built a reputation of merit. She is best known for her solo or collaborative singing and interpretive gifts, while her commitment to social justice and to children keeps her busy with benefit concerts and community-service projects. Whether she is singing her own song, the words of 6-year-old Opal Whiteley, or those of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, accompanied with her guitar, her banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, she puts her whole heart and soul into the moment.

annehills.com

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Friday, May 3, at 7:30 pm

Claudia Schmidt performs mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing. Sally Rogers offers traditional, contemporary, and original ballads and songs, interwoven with stories taken from her life as a performer, a wife, and a mother.

claudiaschmidt.com | sallyrogers.com

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Friday, May 17, at 7:30 pm

Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss • Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet

DuoDuo presents an unforgettable night of music, song, and dance, spanning from the intimacy of each duo to a collaboration featuring all four of these innovators and masters of their respective traditions and instruments.

duoduoquartet.com

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Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm.
PO Box 466 • 37 South Main Street • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
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