Make Your Own Music

MONDAYS

3rd Monday of the Month (Sept.–May)
African Drum Class: 7:00 pm African drumming with instructor John Dickson. Drums are provided. $15 class fee

WEDNESDAYS

1st Wednesday of the Month
Open Mic: 7:30 pm Sign up to perform 15 minutes. with Kate Blain, MC. $3

2nd Wednesday of the Month
Old Time Jam: 7:30 pm Led by the Fearless Fretters. Recommended $5 donation

3rd Wednesday of the Month
Traditional Irish Slow Session: 7:30 pm
Play traditional Irish music with others. Led by Hilary Schrauf. $5 class fee

4th Wednesday of the Month (Sept.–May)
Contra Dance Tunes: 7:30 pm Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. Led by Ray Kottke. Recommended $5 donation


Wednesday, December 14, at 7:30 pm9:00 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 1, 2023

3rd Wednesday of the Month

Led by the Fearless Fretters.

recommended $3 donation


Monday, December 19, at 7:00 pm9:00 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 1, 2023

3rd Monday of the Month (Sept.–June)

Study African drumming. Participants will learn authentic drumming from many countries in West Africa. Emphasis will be on traditional rhythms & drumming techniques on djembes, dunduns & other hand drums. Please join us for this fun filled class. All levels are welcomed. Some drums may be available to borrow on a first come, first served basis. Instructor John Dickson.

Email oldsongs@oldsongs.org or call 518-765-2815 for more info.

Class fee: $15


Wednesday, December 21, at 7:30 pm9:00 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 1, 2023

3rd Wednesday of the Month

This is a friendly, repertoire-building opportunity to play your new tunes slowly and work on your old tunes at a reasonable tempo. We will focus specifically on traditional Irish music, and all Irish-appropriate instruments are welcome (i.e. wooden flute, tin whistle, concertina, button or piano accordion, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, fiddle, harp). We encourage tape recorders, and focus on learning tunes by ear. Music stands and continuous use of sheet music discouraged. Bring snacks to share. Questions? Contact Hilary Schrauf at 518-424-8701.

$5 class fee

Hilary keeps a Blog for this session here: stoneystepsitm.blogspot.com


Wednesday, December 28, at 7:30 pm9:00 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 1, 2023

4th Wednesday of the Month (Oct.–May)

Playing for dancing with rhythm and style. Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. All instruments & skill levels welcome. Led by Ray Kottke.

recommended $5 donation


Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 7:30 pm10:30 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Friday, September 1, 2023

1st Wednesday of the Month

Strut your stuff and share your talent! Walk in and sign up to play (15 minutes). Local performer Kate Blain will host.

$3 cover charge.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 7:30 pm9:00 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 1, 2023

3rd Wednesday of the Month

Led by the Fearless Fretters.

recommended $3 donation



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PO Box 466 • 37 S Main • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
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