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Old Songs, Inc.

518-765-2815|oldsongs.org

Upcoming Events

September 2019

$25

Jez Lowe

Friday, September 20, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.

$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Beginners & Beyond

Tuesday, September 24, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

We’ll explore DAD tuning, work on strum directions and left hand fingering. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes, and other repertoire that works well on dulcimer.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Intermediate

Tuesday, September 24, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

The focus is on repertoire building using a variety of styles, including fiddle tunes, songs, Celtic melodies, waltzes, while learning appropriate picking, or finger picking techniques and fingerings.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, September 25, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Sunday, May 31, 2020

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

4th Wednesday of the Month (Sept.–May)

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

$3 donation

Mandolin

Thursday, September 26, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 2

Register
$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, September 26, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7

Register

October 2019

$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, October 1, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Beginners & Beyond

Tuesday, October 1, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

We’ll explore DAD tuning, work on strum directions and left hand fingering. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes, and other repertoire that works well on dulcimer.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Ukulele: Advanced Beginner

Tuesday, October 1, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Intermediate

Tuesday, October 1, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

The focus is on repertoire building using a variety of styles, including fiddle tunes, songs, Celtic melodies, waltzes, while learning appropriate picking, or finger picking techniques and fingerings.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Fiddle: Beginner

Wednesday, October 2, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register

Open Mic

Wednesday, October 2, at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
1st Wednesday of the Month
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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.

$127

Fiddle: Intermediate

Wednesday, October 2, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register
$25

The Jeremiahs

Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States
photo of The Jeremiahs

“One of the most exciting bands to come out of Ireland in many a year”

The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary Irish 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

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.

$127

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, October 5, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

We are looking for young people between the ages of 4–14 who would like to play the accordion. Your child will learn to play this fascinating instrument, while participating in an accordion band. Parents, please call early to reserve your child’s spot.

New Accordions will be available to rent for $25 for the entire class, with a $50 deposit to be refunded at the end of the class.

For more information contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 5, (skip 12),19, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15

Register

African Drum Class

Monday, October 7, at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Sunday, May 31, 2020

One event on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, October 8, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Beginners & Beyond

Tuesday, October 8, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

We’ll explore DAD tuning, work on strum directions and left hand fingering. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes, and other repertoire that works well on dulcimer.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Ukulele: Advanced Beginner

Tuesday, October 8, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Intermediate

Tuesday, October 8, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

The focus is on repertoire building using a variety of styles, including fiddle tunes, songs, Celtic melodies, waltzes, while learning appropriate picking, or finger picking techniques and fingerings.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Beginner

Wednesday, October 9, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those with little or no banjo experience.  In addition to setting up and tuning your banjo, you will learn essential strumming and other right hand techniques, as well as necessary left hand techniques such as “hammer-ons,” “pull-offs,” and “slides.” You will learn to read tablature. You will use these techniques in the banjo tunes you learn. It will be helpful to have a recording device!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13

Register
$127

Fiddle: Beginner

Wednesday, October 9, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register
$127

Fiddle: Intermediate

Wednesday, October 9, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Intermediate

Thursday, October 10, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those who already have some clawhammer banjo experience, and can already play some tunes. The tunes you’ll be learning will use the essential left hand techniques of hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. Also you will use right hand techniques such as the drop-thumb and the “galax lick.” You will learn different tunings for different tunes. Tunes will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. A recording device will be helpful!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Register

Mandolin

Thursday, October 10, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 2

Register
$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, October 10, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7

Register

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, October 10, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Kara Doyle 

This class assumes little or no previous experience with the whistle or with Irish traditional music. We’ll have some fun learning scales and a few common tunes. You’ll need a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.  Also bring an audiorecording device of some kind (a phone app is fine!) And perhaps something to take notes with, if you like. 

For more information contact Kara at 518-986-2593 (after 5 pm if you’re calling on weekdays) or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Register
$25

Jane Rothfield, Allan Carr & Friends

Saturday, October 12, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States
photo of Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr

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

The Daytime Fiddle Workshop has been canceled. 

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, October 13, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Sunday, May 31, 2020

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

2nd Sunday of the Month (Oct.–May)

A sing-around for the whole family. pickingandsinging.org

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, October 14, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, happening 5 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Taught by Scott Hopkins using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, the class will teach fundamentals of bluegrass jamming and build your confidence in playing with others. The music is slow and easy, and you will quickly gain skills while having fun. These skills are transferable to other types of music because they are basic to all types of jamming. All skill levels are welcome, and bringing a recording device is recommended.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Scott at scotthopkins74@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11

$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, October 15, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Ukulele: Advanced Beginner

Tuesday, October 15, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Beginner

Wednesday, October 16, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those with little or no banjo experience.  In addition to setting up and tuning your banjo, you will learn essential strumming and other right hand techniques, as well as necessary left hand techniques such as “hammer-ons,” “pull-offs,” and “slides.” You will learn to read tablature. You will use these techniques in the banjo tunes you learn. It will be helpful to have a recording device!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13

Register
$127

Fiddle: Beginner

Wednesday, October 16, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register
$127

Fiddle: Intermediate

Wednesday, October 16, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Intermediate

Thursday, October 17, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those who already have some clawhammer banjo experience, and can already play some tunes. The tunes you’ll be learning will use the essential left hand techniques of hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. Also you will use right hand techniques such as the drop-thumb and the “galax lick.” You will learn different tunings for different tunes. Tunes will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. A recording device will be helpful!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Register

Mandolin

Thursday, October 17, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 2

Register
$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, October 17, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7

Register

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, October 17, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Kara Doyle 

This class assumes little or no previous experience with the whistle or with Irish traditional music. We’ll have some fun learning scales and a few common tunes. You’ll need a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.  Also bring an audiorecording device of some kind (a phone app is fine!) And perhaps something to take notes with, if you like. 

For more information contact Kara at 518-986-2593 (after 5 pm if you’re calling on weekdays) or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Register
$25

Shannon Heaton & Keith Murphy

Friday, October 18, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States
photo of Shannon Heaton & Keith Murphy

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

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.

$127

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, October 19, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

We are looking for young people between the ages of 4–14 who would like to play the accordion. Your child will learn to play this fascinating instrument, while participating in an accordion band. Parents, please call early to reserve your child’s spot.

New Accordions will be available to rent for $25 for the entire class, with a $50 deposit to be refunded at the end of the class.

For more information contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 5, (skip 12),19, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15

Register

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, October 21, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, happening 5 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Taught by Scott Hopkins using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, the class will teach fundamentals of bluegrass jamming and build your confidence in playing with others. The music is slow and easy, and you will quickly gain skills while having fun. These skills are transferable to other types of music because they are basic to all types of jamming. All skill levels are welcome, and bringing a recording device is recommended.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Scott at scotthopkins74@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11

$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, October 22, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Beginners & Beyond

Tuesday, October 22, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

We’ll explore DAD tuning, work on strum directions and left hand fingering. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes, and other repertoire that works well on dulcimer.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Ukulele: Advanced Beginner

Tuesday, October 22, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Intermediate

Tuesday, October 22, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

The focus is on repertoire building using a variety of styles, including fiddle tunes, songs, Celtic melodies, waltzes, while learning appropriate picking, or finger picking techniques and fingerings.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Beginner

Wednesday, October 23, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those with little or no banjo experience.  In addition to setting up and tuning your banjo, you will learn essential strumming and other right hand techniques, as well as necessary left hand techniques such as “hammer-ons,” “pull-offs,” and “slides.” You will learn to read tablature. You will use these techniques in the banjo tunes you learn. It will be helpful to have a recording device!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13

Register
$127

Fiddle: Beginner

Wednesday, October 23, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, October 23, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Sunday, May 31, 2020

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

4th Wednesday of the Month (Sept.–May)

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

$3 donation

$127

Fiddle: Intermediate

Wednesday, October 23, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Intermediate

Thursday, October 24, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those who already have some clawhammer banjo experience, and can already play some tunes. The tunes you’ll be learning will use the essential left hand techniques of hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. Also you will use right hand techniques such as the drop-thumb and the “galax lick.” You will learn different tunings for different tunes. Tunes will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. A recording device will be helpful!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Register

Mandolin

Thursday, October 24, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 2

Register
$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, October 24, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7

Register

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, October 24, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Kara Doyle 

This class assumes little or no previous experience with the whistle or with Irish traditional music. We’ll have some fun learning scales and a few common tunes. You’ll need a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.  Also bring an audiorecording device of some kind (a phone app is fine!) And perhaps something to take notes with, if you like. 

For more information contact Kara at 518-986-2593 (after 5 pm if you’re calling on weekdays) or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Register
$127

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, October 26, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

We are looking for young people between the ages of 4–14 who would like to play the accordion. Your child will learn to play this fascinating instrument, while participating in an accordion band. Parents, please call early to reserve your child’s spot.

New Accordions will be available to rent for $25 for the entire class, with a $50 deposit to be refunded at the end of the class.

For more information contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 5, (skip 12),19, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15

Register

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, October 28, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, happening 5 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Taught by Scott Hopkins using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, the class will teach fundamentals of bluegrass jamming and build your confidence in playing with others. The music is slow and easy, and you will quickly gain skills while having fun. These skills are transferable to other types of music because they are basic to all types of jamming. All skill levels are welcome, and bringing a recording device is recommended.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Scott at scotthopkins74@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11

$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, October 29, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Beginners & Beyond

Tuesday, October 29, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

We’ll explore DAD tuning, work on strum directions and left hand fingering. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes, and other repertoire that works well on dulcimer.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Ukulele: Advanced Beginner

Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Intermediate

Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

The focus is on repertoire building using a variety of styles, including fiddle tunes, songs, Celtic melodies, waltzes, while learning appropriate picking, or finger picking techniques and fingerings.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Beginner

Wednesday, October 30, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those with little or no banjo experience.  In addition to setting up and tuning your banjo, you will learn essential strumming and other right hand techniques, as well as necessary left hand techniques such as “hammer-ons,” “pull-offs,” and “slides.” You will learn to read tablature. You will use these techniques in the banjo tunes you learn. It will be helpful to have a recording device!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13

Register
$127

Fiddle: Beginner

Wednesday, October 30, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register
$127

Fiddle: Intermediate

Wednesday, October 30, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Intermediate

Thursday, October 31, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those who already have some clawhammer banjo experience, and can already play some tunes. The tunes you’ll be learning will use the essential left hand techniques of hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. Also you will use right hand techniques such as the drop-thumb and the “galax lick.” You will learn different tunings for different tunes. Tunes will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. A recording device will be helpful!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Register

Mandolin

Thursday, October 31, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 2

Register
$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, October 31, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7

Register

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, October 31, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Kara Doyle 

This class assumes little or no previous experience with the whistle or with Irish traditional music. We’ll have some fun learning scales and a few common tunes. You’ll need a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.  Also bring an audiorecording device of some kind (a phone app is fine!) And perhaps something to take notes with, if you like. 

For more information contact Kara at 518-986-2593 (after 5 pm if you’re calling on weekdays) or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Register

November 2019

$25

Andrew VanNorstrand with Anna Patton & Dana Billings

Friday, November 1, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States
photo of Andrew VanNorstrand

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

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.

$127

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, November 2, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

We are looking for young people between the ages of 4–14 who would like to play the accordion. Your child will learn to play this fascinating instrument, while participating in an accordion band. Parents, please call early to reserve your child’s spot.

New Accordions will be available to rent for $25 for the entire class, with a $50 deposit to be refunded at the end of the class.

For more information contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 5, (skip 12),19, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15

Register
$8

Old Songs Community “Barn” Dance

Saturday, November 2, at 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

1st Saturday of the Month (November–May)

Fun, simple dances from the U.S. and around the world. For every age and ability. All dances will be taught and will include circles, contras and squares. Yummy desert potluck during intermission.

$8 per person, children 12 & under are free

In partner with Homespun Occasions

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, November 4, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, happening 5 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Taught by Scott Hopkins using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, the class will teach fundamentals of bluegrass jamming and build your confidence in playing with others. The music is slow and easy, and you will quickly gain skills while having fun. These skills are transferable to other types of music because they are basic to all types of jamming. All skill levels are welcome, and bringing a recording device is recommended.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Scott at scotthopkins74@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11

$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, November 5, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

If you have any questions regarding your instrument or ability, contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Beginners & Beyond

Tuesday, November 5, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

We’ll explore DAD tuning, work on strum directions and left hand fingering. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes, and other repertoire that works well on dulcimer.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Ukulele: Advanced Beginner

Tuesday, November 5, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Mountain Dulcimer: Intermediate

Tuesday, November 5, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Susan Trump

The focus is on repertoire building using a variety of styles, including fiddle tunes, songs, Celtic melodies, waltzes, while learning appropriate picking, or finger picking techniques and fingerings.

For more information contact Susan at 518-357-4018 or susantrump@aol.com.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, Nov. 5

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Beginner

Wednesday, November 6, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those with little or no banjo experience.  In addition to setting up and tuning your banjo, you will learn essential strumming and other right hand techniques, as well as necessary left hand techniques such as “hammer-ons,” “pull-offs,” and “slides.” You will learn to read tablature. You will use these techniques in the banjo tunes you learn. It will be helpful to have a recording device!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13

Register
$127

Fiddle: Beginner

Wednesday, November 6, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Little to no violin/fiddle experience or understanding of how to play it. (they need a functional fiddle & bow & some rosin). You will learn how to make a good sound with the bow (from “scratch”), a simple tune or 2, tuning, & basic fiddle care & maintenance.

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register

Open Mic

Wednesday, November 6, at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
1st Wednesday of the Month
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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.

$127

Fiddle: Intermediate

Wednesday, November 6, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with George Wilson

Need to have some violin/fiddle experience. You will learn a few tunes & techniques to make them sound “fiddly.” If someone ends up in the wrong class they can transfer. And in any case we’ll have a good time!

For more information contact George at 518-461-8394 or geofiddle@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Intermediate

Thursday, November 7, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those who already have some clawhammer banjo experience, and can already play some tunes. The tunes you’ll be learning will use the essential left hand techniques of hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. Also you will use right hand techniques such as the drop-thumb and the “galax lick.” You will learn different tunings for different tunes. Tunes will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. A recording device will be helpful!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

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Mandolin

Thursday, November 7, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

We will learn the picking and fingering exercises that enable the ability to play the mandolin. We’ll cover a combination of traditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as beginning classical pieces to facilitate your musical expression. There will be a combination of reading music on the mandolin, as well as ear training. Get yourself started on an instrument that fits into so many styles of music. Handouts and music provided, and a recording device recommended.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 2

Register
$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Ron Gordon

Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck”, and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary. For returning students, the songs and tunes we learn will be all new.

For more information contact Ron at 518-372-4172 or rgukeboy@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Sept 26, (Skip Oct. 3), Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7

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Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Kara Doyle 

This class assumes little or no previous experience with the whistle or with Irish traditional music. We’ll have some fun learning scales and a few common tunes. You’ll need a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.  Also bring an audiorecording device of some kind (a phone app is fine!) And perhaps something to take notes with, if you like. 

For more information contact Kara at 518-986-2593 (after 5 pm if you’re calling on weekdays) or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Register
$25

Fàrsan

Friday, November 8, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States
photo of Fàrsan

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

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.

$127

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, November 9, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

We are looking for young people between the ages of 4–14 who would like to play the accordion. Your child will learn to play this fascinating instrument, while participating in an accordion band. Parents, please call early to reserve your child’s spot.

New Accordions will be available to rent for $25 for the entire class, with a $50 deposit to be refunded at the end of the class.

For more information contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 5, (skip 12),19, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15

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Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, November 10, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Sunday, May 31, 2020

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

2nd Sunday of the Month (Oct.–May)

A sing-around for the whole family. pickingandsinging.org

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, November 11, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, happening 5 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Taught by Scott Hopkins using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, the class will teach fundamentals of bluegrass jamming and build your confidence in playing with others. The music is slow and easy, and you will quickly gain skills while having fun. These skills are transferable to other types of music because they are basic to all types of jamming. All skill levels are welcome, and bringing a recording device is recommended.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Scott at scotthopkins74@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11

$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Beginner

Wednesday, November 13, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those with little or no banjo experience.  In addition to setting up and tuning your banjo, you will learn essential strumming and other right hand techniques, as well as necessary left hand techniques such as “hammer-ons,” “pull-offs,” and “slides.” You will learn to read tablature. You will use these techniques in the banjo tunes you learn. It will be helpful to have a recording device!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo: Intermediate

Thursday, November 14, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Paul Draper

This class is for those who already have some clawhammer banjo experience, and can already play some tunes. The tunes you’ll be learning will use the essential left hand techniques of hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. Also you will use right hand techniques such as the drop-thumb and the “galax lick.” You will learn different tunings for different tunes. Tunes will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. A recording device will be helpful!

For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Register

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, November 14, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Kara Doyle 

This class assumes little or no previous experience with the whistle or with Irish traditional music. We’ll have some fun learning scales and a few common tunes. You’ll need a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.  Also bring an audiorecording device of some kind (a phone app is fine!) And perhaps something to take notes with, if you like. 

For more information contact Kara at 518-986-2593 (after 5 pm if you’re calling on weekdays) or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Register
$127

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, November 16, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 7 times

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Peggy Hart

We are looking for young people between the ages of 4–14 who would like to play the accordion. Your child will learn to play this fascinating instrument, while participating in an accordion band. Parents, please call early to reserve your child’s spot.

New Accordions will be available to rent for $25 for the entire class, with a $50 deposit to be refunded at the end of the class.

For more information contact Peggy at 518-439-1060.

Class Dates: Oct. 5, (skip 12),19, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15

Register
$25

Archie Fisher

Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States
photo of Archie Fisher

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

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.

African Drum Class

Monday, November 18, at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Sunday, May 31, 2020

One event on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, November 27, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Sunday, May 31, 2020

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

4th Wednesday of the Month (Sept.–May)

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

$3 donation

December 2019

Open Mic

Wednesday, December 4, at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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1st Wednesday of the Month
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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.

In Praise of Christmas

Saturday, December 7, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States
photo of John Roberts, Lisa Preston & Armand Aromin
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.

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
Refunds are not available for this event.

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, December 8, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Sunday, May 31, 2020

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

2nd Sunday of the Month (Oct.–May)

A sing-around for the whole family. pickingandsinging.org

African Drum Class

Monday, December 16, at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Sunday, May 31, 2020

One event on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, December 25, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Sunday, May 31, 2020

Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

4th Wednesday of the Month (Sept.–May)

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

$3 donation

January 2020

Open Mic

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
1st Wednesday of the Month
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

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.

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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 •
oldsongs@oldsongs.org