Old Songs Concert Series

photo of Charm City Junction
Friday, September 13, at 7:30 pm

From dance-inducing Old Time rhythms and foot-stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving bluegrass, Baltimore-based Charm City Junction—Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo, Sean McComiskey on button accordion, and Alex Lacquement on upright bass—creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they’ll go next.

charmcityjunction.com

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Friday, September 20, at 7:30 pm

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.

jezlowe.com

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photo of The Jeremiahs
Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 pm

The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary 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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photo of Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr
Saturday, October 12, at 7:30 pm

Award winning fiddler and clawhammer player, Janie Rothfield and her husband, Scottish singer and guitarist Allan Carr, have been playing their unique blend Appalachian style and Scottish music for over 30 years. Together they play roots music that is directly from the source while expanding on the tradition with newly composed songs and tunes. Great singing, hot instrumentals, stories and with Allan’s humor, always a whole lot of fun!

janerothfield.com | allancarrmusic.com

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photo of Shannon Heaton & Keith Murphy
Friday, October 18, at 7:30 pm

Boston-based Irish flute player and singer Shannon Heaton has been heralded as one of North America’s finest traditional musicians. A warm and entertaining performer, Heaton excels at making Irish music fresh and accessible to a wide variety of audiences. With her appealing mix of instrumentals and heartfelt ballads, she offers world class music with Irish roots and universal appeal.

For this concert Heaton teams up with Newfoundland native Keith Murphy, whose guitar playing and singing wells from traditions in Ireland, Eastern Canada, Quebec and his adopted home of Vermont. His rhythmic guitar playing brings new shape to old music. And his intimate style of traditional singing in English and French infuses ballads with a powerful immediacy.

shannonheatonmusic.com | blackislemusic.com

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photo of Andrew VanNorstrand
Friday, November 1, at 7:30 pm

As a musician, singer and songwriter, Andrew’s debut solo album That We Could Find A Way To Be focuses on the complicated intersections of love, faith, loss and uncertainty, queerness and the search and struggle for understanding. From the rust belt to the Blue Ridge, cold spring in New England to a summer’s night in Charlottesville; Andrew blends traditional folk, old-time and country music with indie-roots-Americana.

andrewvannorstrand.com

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photo of Fàrsan
Friday, November 8, at 7:30 pm

Màiri Britton, Elias Alexander, Katie McNally, & Neil Pearlman

Powered by four of the brightest voices in a new generation of traditional folk music, Fàrsan unites song, dance and instrumental music from the Gaelic traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton. Their unique blend of fiddle, pipes, whistles, piano and accordion with percussive stepdance and puirt-à-beul brings a sparkling energy to every performance.

farsanband.com

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photo of Archie Fisher
Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 pm

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.

woodenshipproductions.com

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photo of John Roberts, Lisa Preston & Armand Aromin
Saturday, December 7, at 7:30 pm
Carols, Songs, and Dances of Christmas & Mid-Winter Celebrations

with John Roberts, Lisa Preston & Armand Aromin

In Praise of Christmas returns this year with a mostly new program of Carols, Songs,and Dances from England, Ireland, Spain, France, and Italy, all in English translations. Performing will be John Roberts on hurdy-gurdy, English concertina, and vocals; Lisa Preston on baroque triple harp, gothic double bray harp, celtic harp, Irish button accordion, and vocals; and Armand Aromin on violin, viola, English concertina, tabor pipe, alto recorder, whistle, step dance, and vocals.

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photo of Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 7:30 pm

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling”, and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. They thrill audiences with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.

This seemingly unlikely pairing of fiddle and cello is the fulfillment of a long-standing musical dream for Fraser. His search eventually led him to find a cellist who could help return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music, where it stood for hundreds of years before being relegated to the orchestra.

alasdairandnatalie.com

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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 •
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