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37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States
518-765-2815 oldsongs.org

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January 2019

$25

Kevin Henderson & Neil Pearlman

Friday, January 18, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Kevin Henderson was least seen at Old Songs as part of The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc.

Uniting two stand out voices in contemporary Scottish music, the fiddle and piano duo of Kevin Henderson and Neil Pearlman is a new collaboration that is bound to set stages alight in their first US tour this January. Each known for his high-energy, joyful and fresh approach to the tradition, their combined sound is fiery yet precise, moving from heart-wrenching airs to sparkling reels in the blink on an eye.

A standard bearer for the rich fiddling tradition of the Shetland Islands, Kevin Henderson has been in the vanguard of the Scottish traditional music scene for decades as a member Fiddlers’ Bid, Boys of the Lough, Session A9 and Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. Neil Pearlman is recognized across the Celtic world for his unique approach to piano accompaniment, rooted in Cape Breton and Scottish traditions with a heavy dose of personal innovation.

kevinhenderson.co.uk
neilpearlman.com

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

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

African Drum Class

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

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 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, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

$25

Old Songs Sampler Concert

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

A benefit for the 2019 Festival featuring:

  • Dan Berggren
  • Kate Blain
  • Short of Breath
  • Debra Burger & Carol Fults
  • Joy Adler’s Summer Camp Band
  • Ron Gordon’s Guitar Crew

The evening also features a raffle of quality craft items, as well as recordings of past performers, plus a bake sale.

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.

February 2019

$8

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

Saturday, February 2, 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, 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, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 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, at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

$25

Peggy Lynn & Dan Duggan

Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn are celebrating ten years of marriage and fifteen years of performing together. Dan and Peggy combine original and traditional songs and tunes with masterful harmonies and inventive arrangements. The couple’s gift of insight is matched with dynamic songwriting and instrumental virtuosity.

Peggy Lynn, referred to by poet Maurice Kenny as “The Voice of the Mountains,” is recognized for her soulful songwriting and extraordinary vocal versatility. She is known for ballads of strong women, children’s songs about nature, and bluesy songs of life and love.

Dan Duggan is known nationally for his wizardry on hammered dulcimer and flat-picking guitar. He is a true multi-instrumentalist, equally at home on guitar, slide guitar, piano, banjo and his signature hammered dulcimer.

quercusmusic.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.

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, February 27, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

March 2019

$8

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

Saturday, March 2, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Music by George Wilson, Toby Stover, and David Kaynor
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

$127

Beginner Ukulele

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Intermediate Ukulele

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo

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

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

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

with Paul Draper

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 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Beginner Fiddle

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

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register

Open Mic

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

1st Wednesday of the Month

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

$3 cover charge.

$127

Intermediate Fiddle

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

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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

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

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, Register by March 5

Register
$25

Joel Mabus

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

Joel Mabus is a maverick in the folk music world.  An award-winning folksinger, he defies any easy pigeonhole.  By turns, he picks a mountain banjo to accompany an ancient ballad, sings a witty song about modern life, plays a sweet Irish melody on guitar, swings a hot jazz number, and then reaches deep for a soulful expression of values in a troubled world.  He tops it all with a flatpicked fiddle tune or old ukulele song — all skillfully blended into a seamless flow. One fan said,  “Its music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes.”  A mainstay on the folk circuit these past 40 years, Joel has 27 albums to his credit; the latest is Time & Truth.

joelmabus.com

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

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

$127

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, March 9, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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.

March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 4, 13, Register by March 7

Register

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’

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

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

$127

Beginner Ukulele

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

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

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

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

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

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

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Intermediate Ukulele

Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 13, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with Paul Draper

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 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, March 13, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, March 13, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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

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

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, Register by March 5

Register
$127

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, March 16, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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.

March 9, 16, 23, 30, Apil 4, 13, Register by March 7

Register
$127

Beginner Ukulele

Tuesday, March 19, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

Tuesday, March 19, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

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

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Intermediate Ukulele

Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 20, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with Paul Draper

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 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, March 20, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register

Traditional Irish Slow Session

Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

3rd Wednesday of the Month

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

$4 donation.

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

$127

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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

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

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, Register by March 5

Register
$127

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, March 23, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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.

March 9, 16, 23, 30, Apil 4, 13, Register by March 7

Register
$25

Matthew Byrne

Saturday, March 23, 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.

matthewbyrne.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.

African Drum Class

Monday, March 25, 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

$127

Beginner Ukulele

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

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

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

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

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

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

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Intermediate Ukulele

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 27, at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with Paul Draper

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 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Beginner Fiddle

Wednesday, March 27, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

$127

Intermediate Fiddle

Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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

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

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, Register by March 5

Register
$127

Accordion for Kids

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

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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.

March 9, 16, 23, 30, Apil 4, 13, Register by March 7

Register
$25

The Tannahill Weavers

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

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better… yet continue to do just that.

tannahillweavers.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.

April 2019

$127

Beginner Ukulele

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

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

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

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

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

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

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Intermediate Ukulele

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo

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

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

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

with Paul Draper

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 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Beginner Fiddle

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

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register

Open Mic

Wednesday, April 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.

$127

Intermediate Fiddle

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

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$25

Jim Malcolm

Friday, April 5, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

As both singer and songwriter, Jim Malcolm is one of the most distinctive voices in Scottish music. He has a huge repertoire of songs from the Scottish tradition and is a noted interpreter of Burns. These old songs are complemented by his own original and award-winning songs, which are at once completely modern and accessible, yet an authentic addition to the cannon of Scottish music. Jim plays expressive guitar in mainly DADGAD tuning, and simultaneously plays tunes on harmonicas to a standard you’ll seldom hear elsewhere. What’s more, Jim’s between-song wit has developed to an art form all of its own.

jimmalcolm.com

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

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

$127

Accordion for Kids

Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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.

March 9, 16, 23, 30, Apil 4, 13, Register by March 7

Register
$127

Beginner Ukulele

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Piano Accordion & Band Class

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

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

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

with Peggy Hart

Basic beginning technique, theory and note reading.

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

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Intermediate Ukulele

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, Register by March 1

Register
$127

Clawhammer Banjo

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

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

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

with Paul Draper

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 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Beginner Fiddle

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

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Intermediate Fiddle

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

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

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

with George Wilson

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

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

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Register by March 4

Register
$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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

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

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, Register by March 5

Register
$25

Stuart Fuchs

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

Stu Fuchs has been called a “six string shaman” and lives to spreads joy and depth with every note. Stu is an internationally touring guitarist, ukulele stunt man and an award winning teaching artist. His former gypsy jazz quartet “Babik” (Bah-beek) played their progressive take on the music Django Reinhardt at festivals & clubs across the USA, on NPR and with Symphony Orchestras. Stu focuses on the nylon string styles of Classical & Brazilian guitar and had performed meditation music in concert halls around the world with renowned new age singer songwriter Snatam Kaur.  

stufuchs.com

Part of our Strum into Spring: Acoustic Guitar Workshop

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

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

$127

Accordion for Kids

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

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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.

March 9, 16, 23, 30, Apil 4, 13, Register by March 7

Register
$50

Strum into Spring: Acoustic Guitar Workshop

Saturday, April 13, at 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

with Molly Mason, Stu Fuchs, Phil Drum, and Ron Gordon

This event provides great learning and listening opportunities for guitarists on every level. You’ll have a chance to learn from, and interact with true experts of the acoustic guitar. There will be six workshops where new perspectives, sounds and techniques will be taught.

There will also be an open mic, a potluck dinner, and evening concerts.

This event kicks off with a Stu Fuchs concert Friday evening at 7:30.

CLICK HERE for Saturday’s Full Schedule

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

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 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, April 15, at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Traditional Irish Slow Session

Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

3rd Wednesday of the Month

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

$4 donation.

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

$127

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar

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

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

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

with Ron Gordon

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

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

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, Register by March 5

Register

Contra Dance Tunes

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

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

$25

Anne Hills

Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

As a singer, actress, writer, and musician, Anne Hills has continuously built a reputation of merit. She is best known for her solo or collaborative singing and interpretive gifts, while her commitment to social justice and to children keeps her busy with benefit concerts and community-service projects. Whether she is singing her own song, the words of 6-year-old Opal Whiteley, or those of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, accompanied with her guitar, her banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, she puts her whole heart and soul into the moment.

annehills.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.

May 2019

Open Mic

Wednesday, May 1, 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.

$25

Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt

Friday, May 3, at 7:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

Claudia Schmidt performs mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing. Sally Rogers offers traditional, contemporary, and original ballads and songs, interwoven with stories taken from her life as a performer, a wife, and a mother.

claudiaschmidt.com | sallyrogers.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.

$8

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

Saturday, May 4, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 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

$50

Spring into Uke

Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States

All Day Ukulele Intensive with Jim and Liz Beloff, Paula Bradley, Amy Kucharik, and Ron Gordon

Includes Workshops, Open Mic, and Saturday Evening Concert

Full Schedule and Workshop Descriptions

Register 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, May 12, at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 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

$127

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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.

May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register
$127

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

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

with 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 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register

Traditional Irish Slow Session

Wednesday, May 15, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

3rd Wednesday of the Month

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

$4 donation.

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

$25

DuoDuo

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

Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss • Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet

DuoDuo presents an unforgettable night of music, song, and dance, spanning from the intimacy of each duo to a collaboration featuring all four of these innovators and masters of their respective traditions and instruments.

duoduoquartet.com

Purchase Tickets Online (no added fees):

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

African Drum Class

Monday, May 20, at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

$127

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, May 21, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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.

May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register
$127

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

Tuesday, May 21, at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

with 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 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register

Contra Dance Tunes

Wednesday, May 22, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

$127

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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.

May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register
$127

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

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

with 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 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register

June 2019

$127

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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.

May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register
$127

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

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

with 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 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register

Open Mic

Wednesday, June 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.

$127

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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.

May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register
$127

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

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

with 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 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register
$127

Beginners and Beyond Mountain Dulcimer

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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.

May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register
$127

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer

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

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

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

with 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 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, Register by May 10

Register

Traditional Irish Slow Session

Wednesday, June 19, at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

3rd Wednesday of the Month

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

$4 donation.

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

July 2019

Open Mic

Wednesday, July 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.

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Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm.
PO Box 466 • 37 South Main Street • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
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