Old Songs Concert Series


In Person AND Live Streamed
at Old Songs

Mad Agnes  
Friday, February 11 at 7:30 pm EST 

The Longest Johns 
Friday, February 25 at 7:30 pm EST 

Beppe Gambetta
Friday, March 25 at 7:30 pm EDT 

Livestream from the UK

Martin Carthy
Postponed again to: Saturday, January 22 at 3 pm EST 

Archie Fisher — Canceled
Saturday, February 5 at 3 pm EST 

Martyn Wyndham-Read
Saturday, February 19 at 3 pm EST

The Wilsons 
Saturday, March 5 at 3 pm EST 

Tom Lewis 
Saturday, April 2 at 3 pm EDT 


In-Person Concert — COVID-19 Safety Policy:

VACCINATIONS REQUIRED: We are requiring all attendees, as well as performers, staff and volunteers, to be vaccinated against Covid-19. For the safety of the group we are not making exceptions for children or for people unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons. We do not accept same-day tests in lieu of vaccination. We ask that you have your CDC Covid-19 Vaccine Card, a phone photo or photocopy of the card, or your Excelsior Pass ready to show at the door or ticket desk.  

MASKS REQUIRED: In keeping with guidance from the CDC, all audience members must wear masks while in the Old Songs building.

Capacity is being limited to allow for social distancing. Please purchase tickets ahead of time, if possible. No unpaid reservations. There will be No Walk-ins allowed for SOLD OUT Shows. 

All In-Person Concerts will also be streamed to the Old Songs YouTube Channel

Special Thanks to the DanceFlurry Organization for making our Concert Live-Streams possible.



Martin Carthy — Livestream from the UK

Postponed again to: Saturday, January 22 at 3:00 pm EST

Old Songs is partnering with Falcon House Concerts, the Folk Music Society of NY, Inc, the Branford Folk Music Society, the 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

Martin Carthy has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music, inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, and later artists such as Richard Thompson, since he emerged as a young musician in the early days of the folk revival. Along with his wife, Norma Waterson, he may be best known for his work with the Watersons, Steeleye Span, the Albion Band, Waterson-Carthy, and with his daughter Eliza. It is indeed a treat and a rare opportunity to hear Martin.

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The concert will be streamed on YouTube. No Refunds.



Mad Agnes — Live at Old Songs

Friday, February 11 at 7:30 pm EST

In Person AND Live Streamed at Old Songs

Back from a ten-year lunch break, Mad Agnes has reunited to bring you the intricate harmonies and compelling songwriting that have always been their signature. Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders have been singing and playing together since there were dinosaurs, performing across the U.S. and overseas. While dodging labels and mixing styles (Folk, classical or Celtic? Soaring vocals, incisive lyrics or giggly repartee?), the genre-bending trio has won hearts on two continents, and individually and collectively amassed a body of work which comprises 13 CDs and a concert DVD.

Though each member is a multi-instrumentalist, this iteration sees them pared down with fewer instruments and only one microphone, around which they form and re-form, early-radio style. This allows them to be more playful and more connected, bringing you guitars, mandolin, percussion, keyboard, and “three-part harmonies as tight as jeans from the dryer” (Rob Weir, The Advocate). 

madagnes.com

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In-Person Concert — COVID-19 Safety Policy: PROOF of VACCINATION and MASKS REQUIRED. Limited Capacity. Read more…

The concert will be held in-person at the Old Songs building and streamed on the Old Songs YouTube Channel. No Refunds.



Martyn Wyndham-Read — Livestream from the UK

Saturday, February 19 at 3:00 pm EST

Old Songs is partnering with Falcon House Concerts, the Folk Music Society of NY, Inc, the Branford Folk Music Society, the 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

Born on a farm in Sussex, England, Martyn worked on a sheep station in South Australia, where he learned the old songs from the station hands.with a splendid tenor voice and a sensitive guitar style, Martyn presents traditional songs from Australia and England. He worked with the renowned singer and song collector Bert Lloyd on the album Leviathan, and has toured extensively worldwide. Martyrn also founded the Songlinks project, a celebration of English traditional songs and their Australian variants.

martynwyndhamread.com

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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 Longest Johns — Live at Old Songs

Friday, February 25 at 7:30 pm EST

In Person AND Live Streamed at Old Songs

I doubt any of Bristol’s The Longest Johns ever imagined they would be able to get so far on just four voices. Born out of a mutual love of traditional folk songs and shanties, they rock maritime songs alongside the more unusual and less traditional folk tunes. In a few short years they have gone from singing sea shanties in a kitchen to International folk festivals, tours, TV appearances and gained a huge online following. As the face of the 2021 sea shanty revival with their track Wellerman, the Johns are reaching millions of new fans all across the globe and showing them just how great these songs can be.

thelongestjohns.com

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In-Person Concert — COVID-19 Safety Policy: PROOF of VACCINATION and MASKS REQUIRED. Limited Capacity. Read more…

The concert will be held in-person at the Old Songs building and streamed on the Old Songs YouTube Channel. No Refunds.



The Wilsons — Livestream from the UK

Saturday, March 5 at 3:00 pm EST

Old Songs is partnering with Falcon House Concerts, the Folk Music Society of NY, Inc, the Branford Folk Music Society, the 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

The Wilsons are a group of brothers from northeast England who sing the old songs — and some newer ones — in lusty harmony. They worked with Sting on the New York performances of The Last Ship and are great admirers of the songs of Peter Bellamy, many of which they sing.

thewilsonfamilyalbum.co.uk

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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.



Beppe Gambetta — Live at Old Songs

Friday, March 25 at 7:30 pm EDT

In Person AND Live Streamed at Old Songs

In a world dominated by the trends and logic of the market, Beppe Gambetta’s playing and singing stand out. His is an inspired music that avoids relying solely on his technical excellence, but also reveals the innermost feelings of a brilliant, playful mind that is always exploring and innovating while staying firmly rooted in tradition. He naturally and seamlessly bridges the shores of two continents, creating a musical fusion of American roots and the Ligurian tradition, emigration songs and folk ballads, steel-string guitars and vintage harp-guitars.

beppegambetta.com

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In-Person Concert — COVID-19 Safety Policy: PROOF of VACCINATION and MASKS REQUIRED. Limited Capacity. Read more…

The concert will be held in-person at the Old Songs building and streamed on the Old Songs YouTube Channel. No Refunds.



Tom Lewis — Livestream from the UK

Saturday, April 2 at 3:00 pm EDT

Old Songs is partnering with Falcon House Concerts, the Folk Music Society of NY, Inc, the Branford Folk Music Society, the 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
 
Tom Lewis loves to sing. And he loves it when people sing along. His powerful voice easily reaches to the rafters and just seems to pull other voices up aloft with it. Known throughout the maritime music world for penning classics like A Sailor Ain’t a Sailor (The Last Shanty)Marching InlandSailor’s Prayer (the one where the dove has wings as sharp as razors), Tom is just as likely to belt out a traditional sea chantey pulled straight from Davy Jones locker. He’ll even tell you a story, and it might even be true!

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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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