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MUSIC NIGHTS

at 37 South Main St., Voorheesville, NY

These are monthly gatherings intended to foster community participation in music making. Come and join in the fun!

1st Wednesday of the month
Open Mic Night

7:30 - 10:30 pm.
Strut your stuff and share your talent! Walk in and sign up to play (fifteen minutes). Local performer Kate Blain will host. $3 cover charge.

emailSign up for our Email list for monthly reminders. You can also subscribe to our Concert list, Old Songs Festival list and more.

Video by Lori Keddell, January 2009 Open Mic:
Nina Zanetti on mountain dulcimer,
performing O'Carolan's "Bridget Cruise, Third Air"

 

 

2nd Wednesday of the month
NEW Dance Tune Repertoire
7:30 - 9pm.
Playing for dancing with rhythm and style. Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. All instruments & skill levels welcome.
Leader: Terri Lukacko
$3 donation

3rd Wednesday of the month (not meeting July/August)
Traditional Irish Slow Session

7:30 - 9pm.

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 518-756-8273. $3 donation.

Hilary keeps a Blog for this session here:

Go there to keep up on Tunes of the Month and other pertinent stuff.

3rd Monday of the month (not meeting June/July/Aug.)      
West African Drum Class
7:00 - 8:15 pm. Next classes:


Drum Circle

Study African drumming withrotating teachers. 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. Guest instructors.

emailSign up for our Email list. We'll send you a monthly reminder. An RSVP then helps us to know we have enough students to run the class (we usually do). Email oldsongs@oldsongs.org or call 518-765-2815 for more info.
Class fee: $15

4th Wednesday of the month     
Aussie Bush Band Jam

7:30 pm
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Come and learn some tunes from Tasmania, New South Wales, and Victoria. Join in with acoustic instruments. Squeezeboxes and lagerphones encouraged. We might even sing a song. Some sheet music will be provided, but the tunes are also very accessible for playing by ear. All skill levels are welcome and listeners, too. Leader: Terri Lukacko.
$3 donation.

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2nd Sunday of the month
PICKIN' & SINGIN' GATHERIN'
1:00-4:00 pm. October thru May
A sing-around for the whole family. www.pickingandsinging.org

4th Sunday of the month
Sunday Four Poetry

3:00 pm.
Open Mic with featured poets.
Hosted by Dennis Sullivan, Edie Abrams, Michael Burke.
Contact: 518-469-0202   $3 donation.


SUNDAY FOUR POETRY OPEN MIC SCHEDULE

SEASON 6 - 2013/2014

SEPT 22—TERESA COSTA (Hurley, NY)

OCT 27—VICTORIA SULLIVAN (Saugerties, NY)

NOV 24—ANDY FOGEL (Saratoga Springs, NY)

DEC 29—KAREN SCHOEMER (Kindrhook, NY)

JAN 26, 2014—SUSAN ORINGEL (Guilderland, NY)

FEB 23—LINDA SONIA MILLER (Rensselaerville, NY)

MARCH 23—TIM VERHAEGEN (Watervliet, NY)

APRIL 27—5TH ANNUAL SMITH'S TAVERN POET LAUREATE CONTEST
Smith's Tavern, Route 85-A, Voorheesville, NY

MAY 25—TIM DWYER (Red Hook, NY)

JUNE 22—JAN TRAMONTANO (Albany, NY)

 
 

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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