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37 South Main St., Voorheesville, NY
 
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SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Cassie and Maggie MacDonald

Unique blend of original and traditional Celtic music with
Piano and Fiddle.

8:00 PM
Tickets: $23/adults; $5/children 12 & under

Born in Halifax, with strong roots in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, the girls have been wowing audiences across Canada with their unique blend of original and traditional Celtic music. Cassie’s fiddle playing has been described as “sweet and elegant with just the right amount of raw power” while Maggie’s piano playing has an “irresistible drive that will leave your foot incapable of staying still” and complements Cassie’s playing perfectly.

www.cassieandmaggie.com

Eventbrite - Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
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 
OCTOBER

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
Claudia Schmidt

Great Hodge-podge of music, poetry, story, laughter and drama.

8:00 PM
Tickets: $20/adults; $5/children 12 & under

Claudia Schmidt has been perfecting her craft of performing for almost four decades. It is a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter, drama, and celebrating the moment.

www.claudiaschmidt.com

Eventbrite - Claudia Schmidt
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 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
Kim & Reggie Harris
and Ken Whiteley

Three great performers will be together on our stage for a great evening of folk, gospel, blues, and much more!

8:00 PM
Tickets: $23/adults; $5/children 12 & under

Ken’s live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals, called “...a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett on 11!” Whether leading his own group, solo or collaborating with peers at blues, folk, children’s festivals and concerts of all sizes, his “...deep knowledge and infectious passion” guarantee good times for all.

Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie Harris combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock, jazz and pop music. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, a city rich in cultural and musical heritage, Kim and Reggie’s early exposure to the diversity of musical styles and genres was nurtured in the schools and churches of their youth.

www.kimandreggie.com
www.kenwhiteley.com

Eventbrite - Kim & Reggie Harris and Ken Whiteley
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(518) 765-2815
If online tickets sellout, they may still be available from Old Songs;
Call office to inquire: 518-765-2815 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
An Evening with George Wilson,
Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins

8:00 PM, $15 donation at the door

American songsters Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins sing & play a wonderful collection of "brand-spankin' OLD songs!" Larry, who has performed all over the place for 50 years, combines his melifluous bass-baritone voice with Debora's resonant alto to bring to life a wealth of songs about life's trials & tribulations. Add George Wilson to the mix with his fiddle, Uncle Dave Macon songs on banjo, and Lead Belly songs on the 12-string, and who knows what will happen!

www.larryhanks.com
georgewilson.oldsongs.org/

NOVEMBER

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Brother Sun

Super-folk trio with Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks

8:00 PM
Tickets: $23/adults; $5/children 12 & under

National Touring Artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter’s round. The trio’s harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.

www.brothersunmusic.com

Eventbrite - Brother Sun
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 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 & 22
“Down with the Rent!”
The Anti-Rent War of New York

8:00 PM
Tickets: $20/adults; $5/children 12 & under

An Old Songs Production featuring narrative and music/verse of the Anti-Rent Wars in New York State circa 1839- 1850 Musicians include Greg Artzner, Terry Leonino, John Roberts, George Ward, Greg Clarke, Bill Spence, George Wilson, and Toby Stover. Compiled and directed by Andy Spence.

Eventbrite - “Down with the Rent!” The Anti-Rent War of New York
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 
DECEMBER

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
Nowell Sing We Clear
A Pageant of Mid-Winter Carols

at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 140 Maple Ave in Altamont, NY

3:00 PM
Tickets: $20/adults; $5/children 12 & under

This will be the 40th touring season of Nowell Sing We Clear with its unusual songs, carols, stories and customs. Drawn mostly from English language folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic, the songs tell both a version of the events and characters involved in the Christmas story and detail the customs that make up the twelve magical days following the return of the light at the Winter Solstice. Many of these ancient customs are the basis of today’s holiday traditions. A special and unusual treat is the enactment of a Mummer’s play from Kentucky, a madcap tale of death and rebirth done in street theater style and featuring characters such as Pickled Herring, Father Christmas and a hobby horse-riding doctor of questionable expertise.

While much of the singing is done in unaccompanied style, the pageant is also stamped with the energetic dance band sound of fiddle, button accordion, electric piano, drums and concertina. The audience, supplied with song sheets, is encouraged to sing along on many of the carols and, indeed, this annual performance for Old Songs is especially noted for the robust participation of its audience. Performers are John Roberts and Tony Barrand, widely known for their lively presentations of English folk songs, and Fred Breunig and Andy Davis, well known in New England as dance callers and musicians.

www.nowellsingweclear.co

Eventbrite - Nowell Sing We Clear: A Pageant of Mid-Winter Carols
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 
 

Tickets  

Adult concert tickets are $20, $23 or $25 as noted. Tickets are still only $5 for children ages 12 & under.

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PHONE (518-765-2815) Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, or by

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subscriber card$121 for the card gets you 6 admissions to Old Songs concerts, at least a 10 % discount off the regular price of admission.
Card must be used within two years of purchase.
Card holders should call in their reservation
for each concert: 518-765-2815

 

Directions 
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To 37 South Main St., Voorheesville
(** for Directions to Nowell Sing We Clear click here)

From Route 20/Western Ave. take Route 155 south toward Voorheesville 3.2 miles; turn right at the 3rd stoplight on Route 306/Voorheesville Ave. Follow into village (about 1/2 mile); turn right on S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner). 37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

From Route 85/New Scotland Ave. follow southwest from Albany/Slingerlands to Route 85-A. Follow 85-A into Voorheesville 2.2 miles. Take right on Voorheesville Ave., and first left onto S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner). 37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

From Route 156/Altamont-Voorheesville Rd. follow Route 156 to Route 85-A in Voorheesville; left on 85-A. Go 0.2 miles and turn left on Voorheesville Ave., and then take first left onto S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner). 37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

Krumkill Rd. and Johnston Rd. (near Crossgates Mall) offer other possible approaches. Either will lead to Normans Kill Rd. which becomes Voorheesville Ave. See map.


 


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

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