Old Songs Concert Series


Live at Old Songs

Niamh Parsons &
Graham Dunne

Friday, October 6 at 7:30 pm ET 

Jim & Susie Malcolm
Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 pm ET 

Sarah McQuaid
Friday, October 20 at 7:30 pm ET 

Scott Ainslie
Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 pm ET 

James Keelaghan
Friday, November 17 at 7:30 pm ET 

Kongero
Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm ET 

Windborne —
Music of Midwinter

Friday, December 8 at 7:30 pm ET 



Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne — Live at Old Songs

Friday, October 6 at 7:30 pm ET

Niamh Parsons has come to be known as one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music. Her voice has drawn comparisons to such venerated singers as Dolores Keane, June Tabor, and Sandy Denny. Described in the Boston Herald as both emotionally haunting and tonally as clear as crystal. Niamh has gathered a body of songs from many sources, both traditional and modern songwriters. Once she discovers a song she likes, Niamh views herself as the vehicle for the music. “For me the song is more important than listening to my voice, … I consider myself more a songstress than a singer – a carrier of tradition.”

niamhparsons.com

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



Jim & Susie Malcolm — Live at Old Songs

Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 pm ET

As both singer and songwriter, Jim Malcolm is one of the most distinctive voices in Scottish music, “one of the finest singing voices in Scotland in any style”. 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. “Given the right song, he’ll melt you in your seat,” as one critic wrote. What’s more, Jim’s between-song wit has developed to an art form all of its own.

jimmalcolm.com

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



Sarah McQuaid — Live at Old Songs

Friday, October 20 at 7:30 pm ET

Sarah McQuaid’s lush, chocolatey voice combines with her engaging personality, “subtle mastery onstage” (Huffington Post) and “brilliant musicianship” (fRoots) on acoustic and electric guitars, piano and (occasionally) drum to create a truly immersive experience.  Born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holding dual Irish and American citizenship and now settled in rural England, she brings the eclecticism of her background to her “captivating, unorthodox songwriting” (PopMatters) and choice of material, spanning genres and defying categorization.
 
 

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



Scott Ainslie — Live at Old Songs

Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 pm ET

Steeped in traditional music from both sides of the color line, Scott Ainslie is a renowned acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He learned southern old-time ballads, banjo and fiddle from senior musicians in North Carolina and West Virginia and blues from his black elders in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi: his roots are deep.

cattailmusic.com

 

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



James Keelaghan — Live at Old Songs

Friday, November 17 at 7:30 pm ET

James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. For almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity. Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community.

keelaghan.com

 

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



Kongero — Live at Old Songs

Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm ET

Kongero is a Swedish vocal group consisting of the four female folk singers Lotta Andersson, Emma Björling, Sofia Hultqvist Kott and Anna Wikénius.. Kongero tells tales of life, with moving love songs, dramatic medieval ballads, witty ditties, and spirited dances. Their music is characterized by tight harmonies, inciting rhythms and the clarity of their beautiful voices. With confidence, technical skill, irresistible playfulness, and brilliant arrangements, they create a unique sound that brings traditional music from the past and into the present. They call their genre Swedish Folk’appella.

kongero.se

 

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



Windborne — Music of Midwinter

Friday, December 8 at 7:30 pm ET

With a 20-year background studying polyphonic music from around the world, Windborne (Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan) shifts effortlessly between drastically different styles of music, drawing their audience along on a journey that spans continents and centuries, illuminating and expanding on the profound power and variation of the human voice. Their artistry is rooted in folk music’s longtime alliance with social activism, labor and civil rights, and other movements that champion the oppressed, the poor, and the disenfranchised. However old the songs might be, these folks breathe new life into them.

windbornesingers.com

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


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