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  RECORDINGS

Four Seasons, Four Years~
The Civil War: a Musical Journey
Double CD set
recorded live at our November 2011 performances in Voorheesville.

38 Songs plus narration!
featuring Greg Artzner, Dan Berggren, Betsy Fry, Stephen Fry, Reggie Harris, Terry Leonino, John Roberts, Bill Spence, Toby Stover, Susan Trump and George Wilson

$25 donation postage paid

Track information and sound samples



2009 CDOld Songs Festival
Live 2009
A limited edition CD
compiled from main stage performances
at the June 2009 festival.
Nearly 80 minutes of music.

$15 donation postage paid

SELECTIONS: (click on titles for samples)
Coal Tattoo - Jimmy & Ada McCown
Frankie and Johnny
- Josh White, Jr.
Jam on Gerry's Rock
- Lissa Schneckenburger
Everything Changes
- Peggy Seeger
You Can't Take It With You When You Go
- Jez Lowe & Kate Bramley
Ride This Train
- Toby Walker
Blind Bartimus
- Elizabeth LaPrelle & the Fruit Dodgers
Corn Stalk Pony - Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen
Fal De Ra Set - Nanne & Ankie and the Hudson Crew
Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind - Christine Lavin
When the Wagon Was New - Don Woodcock & Bill Smith
J'entends le Moulin - Galitcha
Mr. Crump Don't Like It - Double Decker Stringband
The Blacksmith/The Charleston/The Rakes of Invercairn - Bua
My Little Lady - Michael Cooney
On the Road to Mandalay - John Roberts & Tony Barrand
November Wind - Red Hen
Walking With Roget - Lou & Peter Berryman
Nobody's Fault But Mine - Lea Gilmore
La Marche d'Ouverture - Reveillons!


The Vvisitors CDThe Visitors
the history, music and songs of the Adirondacks
featuring
Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, Joe Bruchac,
John Kirk, Trish Miller, George Ward,
George Wilson, Bill Spence and Toby Stover

$15 donation postage paid

SELECTIONS:
Here’s To You - Dan Berggren
Welcoming Song
- Joe Bruchac
French Canadian Fiddle Tunes
(with Narration) - George Wilson; Joe Bruchac, narrator
Pruttelarij Voerman (The GrumblingWagoner)
- George Ward
One With the Water
- Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn
The Fate of John Burgoyne
- George Ward
Pays De Haut
- George Wilson, Bill Spence, Toby Stover, John Kirk
Lumbering In The Forest
- Men’s chorus
Juber Ju
- George Wilson, Bill Spence, Toby Stover
When Harry Carried the Mail
- Dan Berggren
Mary Brown, Abolitionist
- Peggy Lynn
Balm of Gilead/Balm in Gilead
- John Kirk
Rockin’ in a Weary Land
- Bill Spence
Tobin’s Jig
- Ensemble
Pat Malone
- Dan Berggren, George Wilson
Orra
- Peggy Lynn
Stickman
- Dan Berggren
Grace
- Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren
Devil’s Dream, Soldier’s Joy, White Cockade, Turkey in the Straw
- Ensemble
Bert LaFountain’s Packard
- Dan Berggren
Ballad of Big Moose Lake
- Bill Spence
Give Me Wings
- John Kirk, Peggy Lynn, Trish Miller, Toby Stover
Loggin’ Roads, Graveyards and Old Cellar Holes
- Dan Berggren
Stand A Chance
- Peggy Lynn


2002 CDOld Songs Festival
Live 2002
A limited edition 70-minute CD
compiled from main stage performances at the June 2002 festival.



$15 donation postage paid

SELECTIONS:
Latch Key Lover - Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies
Peach Pickin' Time - Ed Lowman and Quickstep
Ain't Got No Honey Baby Now - Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz
April Kisses / Pickin' the Guitar - Beppe Gambetta
Where Shall I Fly - Liza Constable and Groovemama
Harp Farm - Pete Hastings of No Strings Attached
The Tolka Polka - Whirligig
Johnnie Pickin' on a Banjo - NexTradition
Spring Song - David Jones
Rumanian Rhumba - No Strings Attached
The Merchant's Son - Norman Kennedy
La Marmotteuse (The Growler) - Barachois
The Hidden Pearl - Chris Newman and Máire Ní Chathasaigh
The Pucker Street Song - Margaret and Meghan MacArthur
Sugar Babe / Money in Both Pockets - Wily Milo
Travelin' Man - Roy Book Binder
Gettin' Up Early - Tom Paxton and Anne Hills
12th Street Rag - Mandolin Madness
Swingin' the Lead - Chris Newman and Máire Ní Chathasaigh
Row On - John Roberts and Tony Barrand
Stripes and Stars Formidable - Roger the Jester and audience

Recorded live at the Old Songs Festival, June 28, 29 & 30, 2002
Field recordings: Michelle Arthur, Donald Person
Mixed and mastered by: Donald Person at Windy Acres and Studio 14


Dutch Barn CDLive From the Dutch Barn
20th Anniversary Commemorative CD
Featuring 21 live performances of Old Songs Festival Artists recorded from 1995 to 1999 in the Old Songs Dutch Barn


$15 donation postage paid

SELECTIONS:
FORKED DEER
- Karen Mueller and Cathy Barton
WILD MOUNTAIN THYME - Bridget Ball
FARMER'S BOY - Ian Robb and Shelley Posen
OLDHAM WHITE HARE - Brian Peters
GYPSEN DAVEY - Custer LaRue
McGOVERN'S REELS - Billy McComisky and Chris Norman
A PAIR OF GEESE - Lou and Peter Berryman
THE BRAMBLE AND THE ROSE - Cathy Barton and Dave Para
AFRICA -Shape Note Hymn. Led by Peter Amidon
ROWDY SOUL - Sandy Paton
JOTAS ALISTANAS - Enrique Almendros
ARNOLD -Les Barker
THE CAMPAÑERO - John Roberts
THE TITANIC - George Wilson
SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT - Georgia Sea Island Singers
THE DERELICT - Colleen Cleveland
MEISJE VAN SCHEVENINGEN / DE WAARZEGGER - Kat yn 't Seil
CALIFORNIA HUMBUGS - Debby McClatchy
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE - Josh White, Jr.
AYE WAKIN' O - Heather Heywood
OH, SING TO ME OF HEAVEN - Ginny Hawker

Beginning in 1995, when the Old Songs Dutch Barn was completed at the Altamont Fairgrounds, Bill Houston began recording the festival workshops held there. The acoustics and the atmosphere of the barn enhanced some wonderful performances. The audience, which changed for each workshop, participated with such enthusiasm that we were inspired to issue this CD from the 50-some workshops Bill recorded up to that time.


1994 Old Songs Festival
Sacred Harp Sing

Recorded live at the Sacred Harp Sings at the 1994 Old Songs Festival.

 

$15 donation postage paid

TRACK LISTING:
1) Northfield
2) Green Street
3) Sacred Throne
4) New Jerusalem
5) Bridgewater
6) Wondrous Love
7) Primose
8) Natick
9) Evening Hymm
10) Virgina
11) Swanton

Recorded live by Bill Houston on June 25 & 26 at the Sacred Harp Sings in the sheep barn at the 1994 Old Songs Festival.


 

Old Songs Festival
10th Anniversary, 1990
A compilation of live recordings from the 1990 Old Songs Festival. 18 selections, 61 minutes


$15 donation postage paid

SELECTIONS:
SWEET SONG FROM YESTERDAY -
Bob Zentz
HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN - Guy & Candy Carawan
DIGGY DIGGY LO - Marc & Ann Savoy with Hadley Castille
ROCKS AND GRAVEL - John Jackson
NEWRY TOWN (THE ROBBER) - John Roberts & Tony Barrand
EARTH ANTHEM - Lou & Peter Berryman
FOLLOW ME HOME - Ian Robb and David Parry
I'VE GOT TO MOVE - Moving Star Singers
DANCE TUNES IN GAELIC - Norman Kennedy
BLIZZARD OF LIES - The Short Sisters
JOE HILL - John McCutcheon
HIS OLD MANDOLIN - Bridget Ball
FALSE LOVER - Maggie Pierce
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN - St. Regis String Band
LONESOME SONG - Joe Bruchac
THE YOUNG WOMAN'S BLUES - Eric & Suzy Thompson
THE LEAF - Michael Cooney
OLD SONGS - Lou & Peter Berryman

Recorded live at the 1990 Old Songs Festival by John Nazarenko Productions. Digital re-mastering by Don Person at A Gentle Wind studios.

 

  DVDs

12 Historic Old Songs Festival DVDs!

Complete info on contents of these DVDs

DVD 1Old Songs Festival 1981 & 1983
Wonderful 85 minute video of the 1981 and 1983 Festivals, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage.

Featuring Bruce Phillips, Michael Cooney, Jean Ritchie, Eritage, Jim Brewer, John Roberts, Tony Barrand, Andy Cohen, Dan Smith, and many more.

$15.00 donation postage paid via US mail.

 


DVD 2Old Songs Festival 1984 & 1985
One hour and 15 minutes of video highlights from the 1984 and 1985 festivals, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage.

Featuring Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise, Walt Michael & Company, Louis Killen, Elizabeth Cotten, Michael Doucet, Burundi African Dance Troupe, Marc & Ann Savoy, Daniel Womack, Michael Cooney and many more.

$15.00 donation postage paid via US mail.

 


DVD 3Old Songs Festival 1986 & 1987
One hour and 35 minutes of video highlights from the 1986 and 1987 festivals, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage except for footage of An Evening at the English Music Hall, which is from an unknown videographer.

Featuring Howard "Sandman" Sims, Patrick Ball, George Ward, Lo Jai, The Broken String Band, Barley and Miles, Kuperberg-Morris Movement Theater, Just Friends, Bruce Phillips, Sukay, and An Evening at the English Music Hall with Tony Barrand, John Roberts, Maggi Peirce, David Jones, Murray Callahan, Kristen Garver, Tom Goslin and more.

$15.00 donation postage paid via US mail.

 


DVD 4Old Songs Festival 1988 & 1989
59 minutes of video highlights from the 1988 and 1989 festivals, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage.

Featuring Lou & Peter Berryman, Michael Cooney, Hadley Castille, Billy Vanaver, Faith Petric, George Wilson, Bob Carlin, Bruce Molsky, The Mando Boys, Laurie Lewis, The Beaudoin Family, Dewey Balfa, Seamus Egan, Mick Moloney, Ralph Blizard and more.

$15.00 donation postage paid via US mail.

 

 


DVD 5Old Songs Festival 1991
One hour and 35 minutes of video highlights from the 1991 festival, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage.

Featuring Benoit Bourque Orchestra, Charlie & Jack Coen, Fiddle Puppet Dancers, Lorraine Lee & Bennett Hammond, Walt Michael & Company, Santiago Jimenez, Jr., Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette, Ruth Pelham, Samite of Uganda, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Rosalie Sorrels, Melvin Wine, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and more.

$15.00 donation postage paid via US mail.

 


DVD 6Old Songs Festival 1992
One hour and 6 minutes of video highlights from the 1992 festival, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage.

Featuring Flor de Caña, Archie Edwards, Sean Folsom, The House Band, Alan Jones, John Roberts & Lisa Preston, The Newton Street Irregulars, Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, The Vanaver Caravan and more.

$15.00 donation postage paid via US mail.

 


DVD 7Old Songs Festival 1993
56 minutes of video highlights from the 1993 festival, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage.

Featuring Natalie MacMaster, Joe Hickerson, the Green Mountain Volunteers, Vic Kibler, Paul Van Arsdale, Nego Gato, Music From China Ensemble, Lou & Peter Berryman and more.

$15.00 donation postage paid via US mail.

 


DVD 8Old Songs Festival 1994
One hour and 32 minutes of video highlights from the 1994 festival, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage.

Featuring Sophia Bilides, Andy Cohen, Helicon, The Fiddle Puppet Dancers, Robert B. Jones, The Greenfield Dance band, John Kirk & Trish Miller, Jez Lowe, Natalie MacMaster, David Parry, John Roberts & Tony Barrand, Roger the Jester, Wildcats and more.

$15.00 donation postage paid via US mail.


 


DVD 9Old Songs Festival 1995
One hour and 21 minutes of video highlights from the 1995 festival, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage.

Featuring Bare Necessities, John Kirk, Trillium, Mike Casey & David DiGiuseppe, Ginny Hawker & Kay Justice, The New St. George, Victorio Korjahan, Debby McClatchy, Chris Norman, Catriona MacDonald and Ian Lowthian, Alasdair Fraser and more.

$15.00 donation postage paid via US mail.

 



DVD 10Old Songs Festival 1996
One hour and 18 minutes of video highlights from the 1996 festival, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage.

Featuring Bridget Ball, The Baltimore Consort, Cathy Barton & Dave Para, Chaskinakuy, Guy Davis, J.P. Fraley, Louis Killen, Liz Masterson & Sean Blackburn, Heidi Løvlund, Karen Mueller, Nightingale, Faith Petric, Sally Rogers, Vanaver Caravan Youth Company, The Woodshed All-Stars and more.

$15.00 donation postage paid via US mail.

 


1997 DVD setOld Songs Festival 1997 2-DVD Set
Two hours and 52 minutes of video highlights from the 1997 festival on two DVDs, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage.

Featuring Ernie Sites, Lou & Peter Berryman, Bryan bowers, Old New England, Guy Davis, Bruce "Utah" Phillips, Carla Sciaky, Footworks, La Musgaña, John Whelan, Gould & Stearns, Peggy Lynn PLUS the big Utah Phillips Stage Setup extravaganza!

$25.00 donation postage paid via US mail.

 


1997 DVD setOld Songs Festival 1998 2-DVD Set
Two hours and 19 minutes of video highlights from the 1998 festival on two DVDs, edited by Bill Spence from his original footage.

Featuring Barachois; Jackie Washington, Ken Whiteley & Mose Scarlett; Vanaver Caravan; Kat yn 't Seil; Michael, McCreesh & Campbell; Dwight Diller & Doug Van gundy; Bernard, Bourque & Lepage and more.

$25.00 donation postage paid via US mail.

 

 


 

Here’s a 6 minute sample from the 1981-1983 DVD:

And a Barachois performance from the 1998 DVD set:

 
 
  UKULELE KIT

"Wolfelele" Soprano Ukulele Kit

Soprano UkuleleThis is a great little soprano ukulele kit which takes about three hours to complete from start to finish. The kit includes all the parts you need to build the soprano triangular-bodied ukulele. You just need to supply your own screwdriver and wood glue. These instruments sound very nice for the money, and will give you the satisfaction of doing-it-yourself!

See all stages of construction here:

Tuning - G C E A
Strings - 4
Length - 13” 330 mm
width at nut - 1 1/16” 27 mm
width at saddle - 1 25/32” 45 mm
Tuners - 4 open-geared 14:1 left-hand in-line
Total Length - 21 3/4” 556 mm

Here's a Facebook page with images for each stage of construction.

Video below was done by The Uke Player magazine

$60 donation postage paid

  

  CLOTHING
Old Songs Festival T-Shirts

2011 t-shirt  2012 Festival t-shirt
   Color: Charcoal
   Available in S, M, XXL, XXXL

 

   Small and Medium sizes:
    $16 donation postage paid

Size

   XXL and XXXL sizes:
    $18 donation postage paid

Size


2011 t-shirt  2011 Festival t-shirt
   Color: Aubergine
   Available in XL, XXL

   XL size:
    $16 donation postage paid

 

   XXL size:
    $18 donation postage paid

 


2010 t-shirt

  2010 Festival t-shirt
   Color: Paprika
   Available in S, M, XL, XXL

   Small, Medium and XL sizes:
    $16 donation postage paid

Size

   XXL size:
    $18 donation postage paid



Old Songs Festival Fleece Jacket
Fleece JacketHarriton medium weight full-zip fleece is breathable and lightweight but very warm.

Made of long lasting soft 100% spun-polyester fleece that will not pill.

Full zipper front, zipper front pockets, cinch cords at bottom, and non-roll elastic cuffs.

Available in
M, L, XXL

$40 donation postage paid

Size

 
 
 
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PO Box 466
Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466

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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