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Old Songs, Inc.

518-765-2815|oldsongs.org

Upcoming Events

September 2018

$25

Ímar

Saturday, September 22, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

A five piece ensemble with a strong shared background in Irish music. Two members were with Barrule at the 2016 Old Songs Festival. Members include Adam Brown, Ryan Murphy, Tomas Callister, Adam Rhodes, Mohsen Amini. imarband.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.

Donna Hébert’s 70th Birthday Celebration & Fundraiser for Old Songs

Sunday, September 23, at 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Celebrate Donna’s Birthday with an Old Songs Mini-Festival!

Join us for all or part of the day.

with Lyn Hardy & The Cupcakes, Gretchen Koehler & Max Cohen, Chanterelle, Rare Spirits, author Jane Yolen & 3 Ravens, Mist Covered Mountains, and Fennig’s All-Stars with caller Tony Parkes.

Schedule

  • 2:00—Lyn Hardy & The Cupcakes
  • 2:40—Gretchen Koehler & Max Cohen
  • 3:20—Chanterelle
  • 4:00—Rare Spirits
  • 4:40—Jane Yolen & 3 Ravens
  • 5:30—Potluck & Cake
  • 6:40—Mist Covered Mountains
  • 7:30—Dance with Fennig’s All Stars, and caller Tony Parkes

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.

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, September 25, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, September 25, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, September 26, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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

October 2018

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Piano Accordion & Band Class

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 (Beginners start at 5:30)
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Intermediate Ukulele

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! We will review basic strums and chords through a variety of songs, and than move on to chord melody, and finger picking techniques. Through listening, learning and participation, students will extend their song list and become even more creative on the uke. Handouts provided, and a recording device is
recommended.

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

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, October 3, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, October 3, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Open Mic

Wednesday, October 3, 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.

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, October 3, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Mandolin

Thursday, October 4, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, October 4, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with New Instructor, Kara Doyle 

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact Kara at 518-346-3717 or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, October 4, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Piano Accordion & Band Class

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 (Beginners start at 5:30)
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Intermediate Ukulele

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! We will review basic strums and chords through a variety of songs, and than move on to chord melody, and finger picking techniques. Through listening, learning and participation, students will extend their song list and become even more creative on the uke. Handouts provided, and a recording device is
recommended.

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

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Clawhammer Banjo

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

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

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

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Beginner Fiddle

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Intermediate Fiddle

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

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Mandolin

Thursday, October 11, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, October 11, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with New Instructor, Kara Doyle 

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact Kara at 518-346-3717 or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, October 11, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register
$25

Ustad Shafaat Khan

Friday, October 12, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Old Songs welcomes back world-renowned Indian classical musician Ustad Shafaat Khan. His unique concert presentations include Indian classical/folk music on Sitar, Tabla and vocal, Sufi inspired compositions, and a multi-cultural fusion ranging from western classical, jazz, and rock, to pop, flamenco, and African rhythms. MusicalBeats.net

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.

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, October 13, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, happening 6 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
Register by Oct. 10

Register

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, October 14, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Piano Accordion & Band Class

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 (Beginners start at 5:30)
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Intermediate Ukulele

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! We will review basic strums and chords through a variety of songs, and than move on to chord melody, and finger picking techniques. Through listening, learning and participation, students will extend their song list and become even more creative on the uke. Handouts provided, and a recording device is
recommended.

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

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Clawhammer Banjo

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

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

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

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Beginner Fiddle

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Intermediate Fiddle

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

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Mandolin

Thursday, October 18, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, October 18, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with New Instructor, Kara Doyle 

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact Kara at 518-346-3717 or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, October 20, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, happening 6 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
Register by Oct. 10

Register

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Piano Accordion & Band Class

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 (Beginners start at 5:30)
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Intermediate Ukulele

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! We will review basic strums and chords through a variety of songs, and than move on to chord melody, and finger picking techniques. Through listening, learning and participation, students will extend their song list and become even more creative on the uke. Handouts provided, and a recording device is
recommended.

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

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Clawhammer Banjo

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

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

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

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Beginner Fiddle

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, October 24, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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

Intermediate Fiddle

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

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Mandolin

Thursday, October 25, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, October 25, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with New Instructor, Kara Doyle 

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact Kara at 518-346-3717 or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register
$25

Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray

Friday, October 26, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Andrea Beaton is a powerful Cape Breton fiddler, composer and stepdancer. Hailing from two of Cape Breton’s most renowned musical families, she charms crowds all over the globe with her music, which is both true to her roots and strongly individual. andreabeaton.com

Troy MacGillivray, the multi-talented, multi-award winning instrumentalist from Nova Scotia, is known for his ability to unearth the lesser-played but great tunes of respected composers. troymacgillivray.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.

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, October 27, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, happening 6 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
Register by Oct. 10

Register

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, October 29, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160 ($10 discount until 3/23/18)

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, Bob 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. And,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.

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Bob at 518-475-7926 or arobanjo@aol.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Piano Accordion & Band Class

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 (Beginners start at 5:30)
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Intermediate Ukulele

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! We will review basic strums and chords through a variety of songs, and than move on to chord melody, and finger picking techniques. Through listening, learning and participation, students will extend their song list and become even more creative on the uke. Handouts provided, and a recording device is
recommended.

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

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by Sept. 21

Register

Clawhammer Banjo

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

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

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

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Beginner Fiddle

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Intermediate Fiddle

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

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

November 2018

Mandolin

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

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Irish Pennywhistle

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

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

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

with New Instructor, Kara Doyle 

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact Kara at 518-346-3717 or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

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

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, November 3, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, happening 6 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
Register by Oct. 10

Register
$8

Old Songs Community “Barn” Dance with Fennig’s All Stars

Saturday, November 3, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday, May 5, 2019

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

with caller: Paul Rosenberg

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 5, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160 ($10 discount until 3/23/18)

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, Bob 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. And,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.

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Bob at 518-475-7926 or arobanjo@aol.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Piano Accordion & Band Class

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 (Beginners start at 5:30)
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Intermediate Ukulele

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

If you have taken a “basics” class, or have been self taught in ukulele and would like to review and learn new musical skills, this is the class for you! We will review basic strums and chords through a variety of songs, and than move on to chord melody, and finger picking techniques. Through listening, learning and participation, students will extend their song list and become even more creative on the uke. Handouts provided, and a recording device is
recommended.

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

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6
Register by Sept. 28

Register

Clawhammer Banjo

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

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

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

with Paul Draper

Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):

  • left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
  • right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
  • different tunings for different tunes
  • other topics based on the class

You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.

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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Beginner Fiddle

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Open Mic

Wednesday, November 7, 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.

Intermediate Fiddle

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

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
Register by Oct. 1

Register

Mandolin

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

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Irish Pennywhistle

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

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

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

with New Instructor, Kara Doyle 

All you’ll need is a pennywhistle in the key of D. Some inexpensive ones will be available.

For more information contact Kara at 518-346-3717 or karadoyle1969@gmail.com

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

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

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

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8
Register by Oct. 2

Register

Accordion for Kids

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

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, happening 6 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
Register by Oct. 10

Register

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, November 11, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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 12, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160 ($10 discount until 3/23/18)

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, Bob 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. And,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.

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Bob at 518-475-7926 or arobanjo@aol.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, November 17, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, happening 6 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 or peggyminore@yahoo.com.

Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
Register by Oct. 10

Register
$25

“Forward into Light”

Saturday, November 17, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

The American Women’s Suffrage Movement in New York State in Song & Story

Don’t miss this final performance of the Old Songs Folk-theater production featuring Annie Rosen, Toby Stover, Peggy Lynn, Dan Duggan, George Wilson, Bill Spence, Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner. A more refined show after 12 great performances, the first here at Old Songs back in November of 2016. Come and hear the history of women’s suffrage. forwardintolight.oldsongs.org

Produced, directed and compiled by Andy Spence.

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.

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, November 19, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160 ($10 discount until 3/23/18)

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, Bob 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. And,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.

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Bob at 518-475-7926 or arobanjo@aol.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, November 26, at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method

5 sessions, tuition $160 ($10 discount until 3/23/18)

Playing music with others is the best activity for getting better on your instrument! Using the tried and true Pete Wernick method, Bob 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. And,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.

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.

CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Bob at 518-475-7926 or arobanjo@aol.com.

Class Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, November 28, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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 2018

$8

Old Songs Community “Barn” Dance with Tamarack

Saturday, December 1, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with caller: Melanie Axel-Lute

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

Open Mic

Wednesday, December 5, 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.

“In Praise of Christmas”

Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Songs & Carols of Christmas & Mid-Winter Celebrations
with John Roberts, Lisa Preston & Armand Aromin

A program of songs and carols from England, Wales, and Spain, all in English translations. Performing will be John Roberts on hurdy-gurdy, concertinas and vocals; Lisa Preston on baroque triple harp, celtic harp and piano; and Armand Aromin on violin.

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 9, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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 2019

Open Mic

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 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.

$8

Old Songs Community “Barn” Dance with Fennig’s All Stars

Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with caller: Fern Bradley

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

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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, January 21, 2019, at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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, January 23, 2019, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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

February 2019

$8

Old Songs Community “Barn” Dance with John Kirk & Trish Miller

Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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

Open Mic

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 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.

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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, February 18, 2019, at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

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

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