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Old Songs, Inc.

518-765-2815|oldsongs.org

Upcoming Events

May 2022

$25

Cantrip

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

In Person AND Live Streamed at Old Songs

The name Cantrip is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship. Swirling border pipes, raging fiddle, thunderous guitar and three rich voices blend to create a sound energetic enough to tear the roof off. After 20 years of touring, Cantrip has found a character like no other. Echoes can be heard of trad music from the 1960s and 70s, but the years have slowly infested their music with the sounds of funk, metal, bluegrass, swing, and even klezmer. Dan Houghton, Jon Bews and Eric McDonald stir the elements in a witches’ cauldron, slowly coalescing into chaotic order.

cantrip-music.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

$22

The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie: Snapshots and Voices

Sunday, May 22, at 7:00 pm EDT
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St.
Saratoga, NY 12866 United States

Old Songs presents at Caffè Lena, In Person AND Live Streamed

Produced and directed by Ms “Andy” Spence, this is a performance telling stories of the people, the places, and the history of the original and enlarged Erie Canal, presented in song with narration. The concert features songs by folklorist and historian George Ward, Canadian Joe Grant, Dan Berggren & Jean Ritchie along with other familiar traditional Erie songs.

Musicians and singers: George Wilson, fiddle, bass & banjo; Paul Draper, vintage banjo; George Ward, concertina; Annie Rosen, ukulele; Jonny Rosen, guitar, Kate Blain, guitar; Alan Thomson, piano.

Buy In-Person Tickets Watch the Livestream
$145

Irish Fiddle

Monday, May 23, at 7:00 pm8:15 pm EDT
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Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Hilary Schrauf for 6 weeks

This class assumes moderate previous experience with the fiddle (know the names of the notes and strings; know how to hold the bow), and little to moderate experience with Irish traditional music. We’ll have fun digging in to the different types of Irish tunes (jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc.) — and maybe a composition or two — while exploring what makes them sound Irish. Some bowing, slurring, ornamentation, and variations will be taught. Sound files, sheet music and links to other resources will be provided. Reading sheet music is not a requirement.

For more information contact Hilary at 518-424-8701 or 
hilary.schrauf@gmail.com

Class Dates: April. 4, 11, (skip 18), 25, May 2, 9, (skip 16), 23

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Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, May 25, at 7:30 pm9:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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

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

2022 Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion

Friday, May 27Sunday, May 29
Altamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand Street
Altamont, NY 12009 United States

Attention all old time musicians! Camp for the weekend and play old time music in the Old Songs Dutch Barn, at the Altamont Fairgrounds.

blackcreek.oldsongs.org

June 2022

Open Mic

Wednesday, June 1, at 7:30 pm10:30 pm EDT
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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.

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, June 19, at 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

 

2022 Old Songs Festival

Friday, June 24Sunday, June 26
Altamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand Street
Altamont, NY 12009 United States

Old Songs is a family-friendly festival of folk, traditional, Celtic and world music and dance, known for its relaxed atmosphere, interactive sessions and workshops, hands-on experience and participatory nature. In addition to three concerts there are over 100 daytime workshops, dances or performances.

More information at festival.oldsongs.org

July 2022

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, July 17, at 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

 

August 2022

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, August 21, at 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

 

September 2022

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, September 18, at 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

 

October 2022

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, October 16, at 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

 

November 2022

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, November 20, at 6:00 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

 

December 2022

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, December 18, at 6:00 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

 

January 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 6:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

 

February 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 6:00 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

 

March 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

 

April 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, April 16, 2023, at 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

May 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

June 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, June 18, 2023, at 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

July 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

August 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, August 20, 2023, at 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

September 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, September 17, 2023, at 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

October 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

November 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 6:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

December 2023

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, December 17, 2023, at 6:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

January 2024

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 6:00 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

February 2024

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, February 18, 2024, at 6:00 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

March 2024

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, March 17, 2024, at 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

April 2024

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

May 2024

Old Songs: From the Vault

Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Folk Music Notebook, NY United States

Every Third Sunday of the month at 6 pm ET 
with Encore broadcasts at 11 pm ET and the following Wednesday at noon ET

Old Songs, in collaboration with Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, is pleased to present Old Songs: From the Vault, an internet radio program hosted by Chris Koldewey on Folk Music Notebook. This program brings you music from Old Songs CDs and recordings made at the Dutch Barn and the Main Stage of the Old Songs Festival at the Altamont fairgrounds over the past 39 years.

 

Listen here or at folkmusicnotebook.com:

 

https://embed.radio.co/player/6a43192.js

 

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