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FESTIVAL

Tickets for the festival are
now available for sale!

BUY NOW AND SAVE, advance ticket pricing ends June 6.

 

CONCERTS

FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Scotlandís premier fiddle ambassador and California cellist present infectious melodies of Celtic Music.

8:00 PM
Tickets: $25/adults; $5/children 12 & under

The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotlandís premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious one. Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning 30 years. Haas wasnít even born when Alasdair was winning national fiddle competitions on the other side of the Atlantic. But this seemingly unlikely pairing is the fulfillment of a long-standing musical dream for Fraser, whose cutting-edge musical explorations took him full circle to find a cellist who could help him return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music. Now regularly touring with Fraser and creating a buzz at festivals and in concert halls throughout Europe and North America, Natalie is in the vanguard of young cellists who are re-defining the role of the cello in traditional music.

www.alasdairfraser.com
www.nataliehaas.com

Or call Old Songs to reserve: (518) 765-2815
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs;
Call office to inquire: 518-765-2815

 

 

DANCES

SATURDAY, MAY 5
Community Dance
Live Music by Fennig's All Stars
Caller: Fern Bradley

Covered Dish Supper: 6:00 pm
Dancing from 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Admission: $8 per person;
children 12 and under are free

Fun, simple dances from the U.S. and around the world. For every age and ability. All dances will be taught. Circles, contras, squares.

 

MONTHLY MAKE-YOUR-OWN MUSIC SESSIONS

1st Wednesday - Open Mic: 7:30 pm
sign up to perform 15 minutes. Kate Blain, MC. $3

2nd Wednesday - Dance Tune Repertoire: 7:30 pm

3rd Wednesday - Irish Slow Session: 7:30 pm
play traditional Irish music with others. $3

3rd Monday - Drum Class: 7:00 pm
(April and May Drum Classes will take place on the 4th Thursday) African drumming w/ instructor. $15

4th Wednesday - Aussie Bush Band Jam: 7:00 pm
Play tunes from Down Under. Led by Terri Lukacko. $3

4th Sunday - Sunday 4 Poetry: 3:00 pm
Poetry Open Mic with guest poets

More info on these events

 

Photos from the 2013 Old Songs Festival!
Photos by Bill Spence

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4S-4Y CD...
NEW!
Four Seasons, Four Years—
The Civil War: a Musical Journey

LIVE RECORDING

2-CD Set, 38 songs plus narrative
$25 postage paid

Track Info and ORDER PAGE

 


 

Old Songs Mission  

 

OLD SONGS, INC., centered in the New York State Capital Region, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE alive through the presentation of festivals, concerts, dances and educational programs.


 
Board of Directors  
 

President: Phil Teumim
Vice-President: Debra Burger
Secretary: David Toledano
Treasurer: John Ozard
Members: Debra Burger, Chris Colarusso, Stephen Fry, Barry Ginsberg, Nancy Holroyd, Jack Long, MaryAnn Morrison, John Roberts, George Robinson, George Ward.

The Board of Directors has vacancies from time to time.
Please let us know if you are interested. (see contact info below)


 
Funding  
 


Old Songs programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

   


Old Songs' 2003 purchase of a new home for its operations at 37 S Main St. in Voorheesville, NY was made possible by a loan from the Capital District Community Loan Fund (CDCLF), a non-profit federally certified community development financial institution serving the Capital Region of New York State.


   


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Old Songs, Inc.

PO Box 466 • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
(518) 765-2815 • Fax: (518) 655-0061 • Email:
www.oldsongs.org