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Old Songs, Inc.

518-765-2815|oldsongs.org

Upcoming Events

February 2018

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, February 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, happening 8 times

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.

$3 donation

March 2018

Mandolin

Thursday, March 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, March 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

$23

Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray

Friday, March 2, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Andrea Beaton comes from a long line of musicians, composers and dancers. Both the Beaton and MacMaster sides of her family are well known and respected as some of Cape Breton’s finest musicians, dancers and composers. She is an award-winning fiddler, tune composer and recording artist who is known for her powerful bow and driving style. She tours and teaches internationally and is in great demand as a teacher at music camps and fiddling/dancing workshops.  https://andreabeaton.com

Troy MacGillivray, raised in Lanark, Nova Scotia, his musical prowess can be attributed to an especially rare combination of commitment and bloodline. The multi-talented, multi-award winning instrumentalist is known for his ability to unearth the lesser-played but great tunes of respected composers. With such tunes in his repertoire, Troy has assembled his 6th album called Tune Poets which weaves some of his own compositions alongside fantastic and unique arrangements of great composers from the traditional fiddle world to present a wide and varied mix of music that will captivate fans old and new alike.  http://www.troymacgillivray.com

Tickets: $23 Online Only, $25 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

Old Songs Community “Barn” Dance with the Frankophiles

Saturday, March 3, at 7:00 pm
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

Beginner Ukulele

Tuesday, March 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 Ron Gordon

Begin your uke career! Ron’s class at Old Songs will get you started down the path to heavenly strumming.We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program. Handouts provided and recorders recommended. BTW, we’ll also delve into some uke history and ukeology along with my personal favorite… uke collecting!

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, March 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 
Register by March 2

Intermediate Ukulele

Tuesday, March 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Beginner Fiddle

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

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 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 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.

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
Register by March 5

Open Mic

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

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

Mandolin

Thursday, March 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, March 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 George Ward

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

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, March 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, March 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 George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

$20

Pete’s Posse

Friday, March 9, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Vermont’s own trad roots power trio, Pete’s Posse, is composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland (fiddle, piano, banjo, melodica and vocals), his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, viola, mandolin, foot percussion and vocals) and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson (guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, foot percussion and vocals). Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding footwork with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jawharp and rocking keyboards adding their voices to the mix. Songs and tunes, old and new, lyrical and driving: that’s the multi-generational heart and mind of PETE’S POSSE, at work and at play.

http://www.petespossevt.com

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, March 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, happening 8 times

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

Beginner Ukulele

Tuesday, March 13, 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 Ron Gordon

Begin your uke career! Ron’s class at Old Songs will get you started down the path to heavenly strumming.We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program. Handouts provided and recorders recommended. BTW, we’ll also delve into some uke history and ukeology along with my personal favorite… uke collecting!

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, March 13, 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 
Register by March 2

Intermediate Ukulele

Tuesday, March 13, 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, March 14, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 14, 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 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.

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
Register by March 5

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

Mandolin

Thursday, March 15, 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, March 15, 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 George Ward

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

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, March 15, 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, March 15, 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 George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

African Drum Class

Monday, March 19, 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, happening 9 times

One event on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

Beginner Ukulele

Tuesday, March 20, 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 Ron Gordon

Begin your uke career! Ron’s class at Old Songs will get you started down the path to heavenly strumming.We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program. Handouts provided and recorders recommended. BTW, we’ll also delve into some uke history and ukeology along with my personal favorite… uke collecting!

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, March 20, 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 
Register by March 2

Intermediate Ukulele

Tuesday, March 20, 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 21, 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 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.

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
Register by March 5

Mandolin

Thursday, March 22, 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, March 22, 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 George Ward

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

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, March 22, 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, March 22, 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 George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

$30

“Songs of the 20s” Benefit Dinner & Concert

Saturday, March 24, at 6:00 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Annie & Jonny Rosen, Steve & Betsy Fry, and Bill Spence

Please reserve you spot by Thursday, March 22.

Dinner Menu:

Creamy Bavarian Potato Soup

Reisling Roasted Bratwurst with Carrots and Red Potatoes
German Cabbage with Leaks and Green Apples
Chopped Green Salad Mit Borretsch
Hearty Heidelberg Bread

German Apple Cake w/Ice Cream

Tickets: $30
$10 Children age 12 & under

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

Beginner Ukulele

Tuesday, March 27, 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 Ron Gordon

Begin your uke career! Ron’s class at Old Songs will get you started down the path to heavenly strumming.We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program. Handouts provided and recorders recommended. BTW, we’ll also delve into some uke history and ukeology along with my personal favorite… uke collecting!

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, March 27, 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 
Register by March 2

Intermediate Ukulele

Tuesday, March 27, 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, March 28, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 28, 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 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.

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
Register by March 5

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, March 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, happening 8 times

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.

$3 donation

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

Mandolin

Thursday, March 29, 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, March 29, 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 George Ward

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

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, March 29, 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, March 29, 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 George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

April 2018

Beginner Ukulele

Tuesday, April 3, 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 Ron Gordon

Begin your uke career! Ron’s class at Old Songs will get you started down the path to heavenly strumming.We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program. Handouts provided and recorders recommended. BTW, we’ll also delve into some uke history and ukeology along with my personal favorite… uke collecting!

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, April 3, 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 
Register by March 2

Intermediate Ukulele

Tuesday, April 3, 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Beginner Fiddle

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

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, April 4, 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 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.

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
Register by March 5

Open Mic

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

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

Mandolin

Thursday, April 5, 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, April 5, 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 George Ward

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

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, April 5, 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.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Register by Feb. 27

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, April 5, 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 George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

$20

James Keelaghan

Friday, April 6, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity.

Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community. Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels.

http://keelaghan.com

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

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

Saturday, April 7, at 7:00 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

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, April 8, 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, happening 8 times

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

Beginner Ukulele

Tuesday, April 10, 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 Ron Gordon

Begin your uke career! Ron’s class at Old Songs will get you started down the path to heavenly strumming.We will learn chords (of course), right hand strumming techniques, some chord melody, jazzy, blues, etc. voicings and some finger picking… depending on our progress. This will all be learned through some classic songs, so singing is definitely part of the program. Handouts provided and recorders recommended. BTW, we’ll also delve into some uke history and ukeology along with my personal favorite… uke collecting!

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, April 10, 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 
Register by March 2

Intermediate Ukulele

Tuesday, April 10, 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.

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Register by March 2

Beginner Fiddle

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

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, April 11, 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 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.

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
Register by March 5

Intermediate Fiddle

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

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

Irish Pennywhistle

Thursday, April 12, 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 George Ward

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

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

Hands-on Music Theory

Thursday, April 12, 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 George Ward

Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

For more information contact George at 518-399-0315 or mulesong@aol.com.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Register by March. 6

African Drum Class

Monday, April 16, 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, happening 9 times

One event on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

Beginner Fiddle

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

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

Intermediate Fiddle

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

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

March 7, 14, (skip 21), 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 5

$20

Matthew Byrne

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

Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew’s repertoire is heavily influenced by that unique musical lineage – the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody – and he supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room. His repertoire transcends time and place and his live performance reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to their basic elements.

https://www.matthewbyrne.net

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

$23

Martin Carthy

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

For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Tickets: $23 Online Only, $25 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, April 23, 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: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, April 25, 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, happening 8 times

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.

$3 donation

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, April 30, 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: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

May 2018

Open Mic

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

1st Wednesday of the Month

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

$3 cover charge.

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

Saturday, May 5, at 7:00 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with caller: Bob Nicholson

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, May 7, 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: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

$20

Lil Rev

Friday, May 11, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Lil’ Rev is well known on the international ukulele scene as a protector of old songs and playing styles including early blues, Tin-Pan Alley, old time, Yiddish and American folk styles. He is also known for his passionate endeavors to preserve antiquated right hand strokes and strums.

https://www.lilrev.com

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

Part of Spring into Uke, continuing on Saturday, May 12 with an All Day Ukelele Intensive: Workshops, Open Mic, and Sat. Evening Concert
All for $50 (includes Friday’s Lil Rev Concert)

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

$50

Spring into Uke

Saturday, May 12
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

All Day Ukulele Intensive: Workshops, Open Mic, and Sat. Evening Concert with Lil Rev, Nemo, Mark Menard and Ron Gordon.

Includes a Ticket to the Lil Rev Concert on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 pm

All for $50

Or call Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815.

Saturday Schedule:

  • 10:30—Registration
  • 11:00—Uke Emporium (until 5)
  • 11:00—Workshops/Classes, Session 1
    • Novelty Songs for Ukulele with Lil Rev (Upstairs)
      This popular class is a fun, well-rounded workshop that provides background on the evolution of the novelty number, featuring bawdy, naughty and double-entendre examples in blues, rock, Tin Pan Alley, Borscht Belt, Irish, and sailor songs. You’ll find a good variety of simple two-, three- and four-chord tunes along with some cool circle of 5th stuff and a few Tin Pan Alley numbers for ukulele. Techniques include many cool novelty strokes including the fan stroke, the zig-zag stroke, the figure eight stroke, as well as all of the silly ukulele tricks.
    • Beginning Ukulele with Ron Gordon (Downstairs)
      Strums, chords , and 2 songs to leave singing! Get a great foundation of skills and concepts to have a focus for your future ukulele endeavors.We’ll learn and practice the right hand rhythms that make the ukulele so bouncy, and accessible to so many genres of music.
  • 12:00—Lunch, netukework, and jam
  • 1:00—Workshops/Classes, Session 2
    • Key of Bb with Mark Menard (Upstairs)
      The key that unlocks the whole fretboard – You know your C, F, G and Am chords. You probably know a few closed chord shapes now take it to a new level and master the whole fretboard. If you struggle with the closed E and Em chord shapes, using the key of Bb we can practice and learn these shapes thereby unlocking the whole fretboard for your playing pleasure. I don’t offer any secrets or silver bullets, but this class can lead to a practice routine and songs that lend themselves to playing these shapes so you master the whole fretboard.
    • Blues Ukulele (Downstairs)
      How can a uke, which is so glad, be sad? We’ll answer that question and many more about the blues forms, scales, chord progressions, and strum – finger picking tools. We’ll cover two blues classics: “Every Day I Got The Blues” and “Freight Train”.
  • 2:30—Workshops/Classes, Session 3
    • Claw-Hammer Style Ukulele with Lil Rev (Upstairs)
      This workshop takes an in-depth approach to learning the banjo-derived claw-hammer stroke on the ukulele. After breaking this stroke down into three, easy to understand steps; we’ll try them out on a tune that is typically played claw-hammer style.
    • The Classical Approach to Ukulele with Nemo
      Classical guitar basics as applied to the uke , including holding and positioning the instrument, hand position, picking techniques, and learning a few “classics”.
  • 3:30—Open Mic and Jamming
  • 5:00—Pot Luck Dinner: bring a dish, and/or drink.
  • 6:30—Evening Concert, Raffle, and than jamming!

Refunds are not available for this event.

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

Sunday, May 13, 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, happening 8 times

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, May 14, 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: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 5 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.

May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
Register by May 11

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 5 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.

May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
Register by May 11

$23

LAtoQC

Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Veteran fiddlers David Greely (Louisiana) and Claude Méthé (Québec) invite you to connect the dots between their two vibrant traditions. For a quarter of a century, these two award-winning “porteurs de tradition” have made their mark as players and cultural ambassadors on both sides of the border. Accompanied by guitarist-singer-foot-percussionist Dana Whittle, they offer up songs and music that illustrate the respective differences and similarities of their dual French/North American roots. Discover the magic of these living traditions in real-time.

Tickets: $23 Online Only, $25 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

Or contact Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815 or sales@oldsongs.org
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs.
Refunds are not available for this event.

Bluegrass Jam Class

Monday, May 21, 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: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 5 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.

May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
Register by May 11

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 5 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.

May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
Register by May 11

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, May 23, 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, happening 8 times

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.

$3 donation

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 5 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.

May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
Register by May 11

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 5 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.

May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
Register by May 11

June 2018

African Drum Class

Monday, June 4, at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

3rd Monday of the Month (Sept.–June)

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

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

Class fee: $15

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 5 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.

May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
Register by May 11

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, happening 5 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.

May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
Register by May 11

Open Mic

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

1st Wednesday of the Month

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

$3 cover charge.

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, June 12, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 5 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.

May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
Register by May 11

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