Old Songs Concert Series


Live at Old Songs

The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie
Friday, October 7 at 7:30 pm ET 

É.T.É
Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm ET 

A Man for Every Season: A Musical Tribute to Tony Barrand
Friday, November 4 at 7:30 pm ET 

Zigue
Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm ET 


Livestream from the UK

Jez Lowe 
Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 3:00 pm ET 

Archie Fisher 
Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 3:00 pm ET 


The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie: Snapshots and Voices

at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 pm ET 

at the Arkell Museum
Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 pm ET 

Live at Old Songs
Friday, October 7 at 7:30 pm ET 


John McCutcheon Livestream Series on Mandolin

Your Call: an All-Request Show
Sunday, October 16 at 7 pm ET

The Paxton-McCutcheon Project
Sunday, November 13 at 7 pm ET

Winter Solstice: a Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 11 at 7 pm ET



Old Songs Presents:

The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie: Snapshots and Voices

Saturday, September 24 at 2 pm | Free
at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
Sponsored by the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway

Sunday, September 25 at 2 pm | Free
at the Arkell Museum
Sponsored by New York State Council on the Arts, Arkell Museum, and Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Friday, October 7 at 7:30 pm | $25
Live at Old Songs

A 90-minute musical concert presenting songs and stories of the people, the places, and the history of the original and enlarged Erie. The concert features songs by folklorist and historian George Ward, Canadian Joe Grant, Dan Berggren & Jean Ritchie along with other familiar traditional Erie songs.

Musicians and singers: George Wilson, fiddle, bass & banjo; Paul Draper, vintage banjo; George Ward, concertina; Annie Rosen, ukulele; Jonny Rosen, guitar, Kate Blain, guitar; Alan Thomson, piano.

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The concert will be held in person at the Old Songs building (37 S Main in Voorheesville) and streamed on the Old Songs YouTube Channel. Masks recommended.



É.T.É — Live at Old Songs

Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm ET

É.T.É are Élisabeth (fiddle, step-dancing, vocals), Thierry (bouzouki, podorythmie, vocals), and Élisabeth (cello, vocals). The word été in French means summer–a fitting tribute to how their original, lively take on Québec traditional music is infused with a new vitality. With lovely vocal harmonies, deep groove, and rich instrumentation, É.T.É are an explosive trio on stage, transforming the nostalgia of a kitchen party into an unforgettable show experience that celebrates the joie de vivre of Québecois culture.
 

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The concert will be held in person at the Old Songs building (37 S Main in Voorheesville) and streamed on the Old Songs YouTube Channel. Masks recommended.



John McCutcheon Livestream Series — Your Call: an All-Request Show

Sunday, October 16 at 7:00 pm ET

Here’s your chance to hear your favorite, rarely-performed song. It could be one of John’s originals, a traditional chestnut, a cover you’ve heard him do, or a total wild card. You can lodge your request on Mandolin once you’ve purchased your ticket or send it via the Contact section of www.folkmusic.com. Get ’em in early, so that John has time to re-learn something he might not have done in awhile.

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Ticket price: $20 Livestream, $30 Family, $10 Student, and more. Tickets are sold through Mandolin. The concert is being presented by the Artist and privately streamed on Mandolin. No Refunds.



A Man for Every Season: A Musical Tribute to Tony Barrand

Friday, November 4 at 7:30 pm ET

Join Old Songs in a celebration of the music of Tony Barrand (1945-2022) over the years with John Roberts, Andy Davis, Fred Breunig, Keith Murphy, and Heather Wood

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The concert will be held in person at the Old Songs building and streamed on the Old Songs YouTube Channel. Masks Recommended.



John McCutcheon Livestream Series — The Paxton-McCutcheon Project

Sunday, November 13 at 7:00 pm ET

For nearly two years John and Tom Paxton have been Zoom-writing songs every Monday afternoon. And, boy, have they come up with a catalog of amazing songs. Ukrainian Now, their anthem for Ukraine, was a Facebook viral hit, prompting Noel Stookey (the Paul of Peter, Paul, and Mary) to assemble an all-star folk music ensemble for a video that went around the world. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. From the humorous to the heartfelt, two of folk music’s iconic songwriters have teamed up and the result has been fun, powerful, and affirming. In fact, John’s next recording project will bring in not only these songs, but Tom Paxton himself.

Join John for an evening of unveiling a dozen or so brand new songs he and Tom Paxton have written, as well as a handful of Tom’s classic songs.

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Ticket price: $20 Livestream, $30 Family, $10 Student, and more. Tickets are sold through Mandolin. The concert is being presented by the Artist and privately streamed on Mandolin. No Refunds.



Zigue — Live at Old Songs

Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm ET

Since 1992, Claude Méthé and Dana Whittle have performed, composed and shared everything musical. They are both dynamic singers and prolific composers in love with the Québécois trad-inspired music they make together.  Claude’s raw, emotional singing and authentic fiddling is seamlessly matched to the accompaniment of his longtime partner, herself a rhythmic and vocal powerhouse. Together, they deliver the kind of magic that is the hallmark of musical families – as demonstrated by their equally musical children, the latest of whom (Aimé Méthé) has recently joined them on a recording and for select performances as a trio.
 
 

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The concert will be held in person at the Old Songs building (37 S Main in Voorheesville) and streamed on the Old Songs YouTube Channel. Masks recommended.



John McCutcheon Livestream Series — Winter Solstice: a Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 11 at 7:00 pm ET

John’s classic album, Winter Solstice, is a constant on airwaves and home stereos every December. John will reprise a bunch of music from this album, offer some brand new songs, invite in a guest or two, and even lead a carol singalong!

Here’s a perfect way to close out 2022 and hoping for peace in the New Year.

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Ticket price: $20 Livestream, $30 Family, $10 Student, and more. Tickets are sold through Mandolin. The concert is being presented by the Artist and privately streamed on Mandolin. No Refunds.



Jez Lowe — Livestream from the UK

Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 3:00 pm ET

Old Songs is partnering with Falcon House Concerts, Folk Music Society of NY, Branford Folk Music Society, Folk Song Society of Greater Boston, and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington to bring you the Livestream from the UK Concert Series from the Falcon Studio in Whitby, UK

Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years.

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The concert will be streamed on YouTube. A link to the concert and a reminder will be emailed to registered attendees a day before the concert. No Refunds.


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Archie Fisher — Livestream from the UK

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 3:00 pm ET

Old Songs is partnering with Falcon House Concerts, Folk Music Society of NY, Branford Folk Music Society, Folk Song Society of Greater Boston, and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington to bring you the Livestream from the UK Concert Series from the Falcon Studio in Whitby, UK

Master guitarist, singer, and songwriter Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour. Archie was born in Glasgow into a large singing family, which yielded three professional singers—Archie and his sisters Ray and Cilla. Music was always in the house: his father’s appreciation of many musical styles (opera, vaudeville, and traditional ballads) proved to be a heavy influence on Archie’s own music, while his mother, a native Gaelic speaker from the Outer Hebrides, was a strong influence on the lyrical quality of his songwriting.

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The concert will be streamed on YouTube. A link to the concert and a reminder will be emailed to registered attendees a day before the concert. No Refunds.


The Old Songs Concert Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.


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