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Women's Music Circle
Molly Andrews & Peggy Lynn with Fre Atlast

6th annual musical intensive
for wome
n
at Old Songs, 37 S Main St., Voorheesville, NY

Saturday, March 24, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

SCHEDULE

9:30 am - 5:30 pm (Plus concert at 8:00 pm)

No special singing or drumming experience necessary. We encourage participants to come with an open heart and an open ear and enjoy the music.

 9:30 am Registration
 10:00 - 11:45 Power of the Drum - Fré Atlast
Learn techniques for developing spiritual healing drumming practices. Also, drumming, meditation and the rhythms of the seasons. If possible, bring your own drum. Some drums available.
 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Social
Please bring a dish to share.
Coffee, juice, water provided.
 1:15 - 2:30 Writing Women's Lives - Peggy Lynn
Adding women into local history and culture. Peggy will talk about how history has largely excluded women and why it is important for us to remember them. She will sing some of her Adirondack ballads and explain the process of turning history into song.
 2:45 - 4:00 Why Sing a Ballad? - Molly Andrews
Molly will share her personal experience as a singer of the old songs—why she sings them and why it’s important to sing them. She regards the ballads as a lifeline to our collective consciousness and encourages participants to find their own song to sing. To that end, Molly will provide a list of songs, sources and texts for exploration.
4:15 - 5:15 Song Circle - Debra Burger
Bring some songs to share. No special singing experience necessary.
5:30 - 7:30 Supper
on your own; we provide a list of nearby eateries
8:00 Concert: Molly Andrews & Peggy Lynn

Concert 8PM


PRESENTER BIOS


Peggy Lynn

Molly Andrews

Molly has performed extensively on stages great and small across the US and abroad, from venues as diverse as Oxfords' Holywell Music Room to CBGBs in New York, with artists ranging from Mike Seeger to John Zorn. First working in musical theatre in 1995 at Arts at St. Anns in NYC, principal roles have followed in Equity houses across the country.  Molly is a recipient of Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Award for her role in 'Fire On the Mountain' at Northlight in 2007. She is a member of the historically informed, multicultural crossover quartet Hesperus. 

Fré Atlast

 

 

 
Cost  
Saturday, March 24
Power of the Drum
10:00 - 11:45 am
$15
Writing Women's Lives
1:15 - 2:30 pm
$15
Why Sing a Ballad?
2:45 - 4:00 pm
$15
Saturday Evening Concert
8:00 pm
$20
Purchase the Whole Day
(save $10; includes Concert)
$55
Registration  
 

Directions 
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To 37 South Main St., Voorheesville

From WEST or SOUTH via NYS Thruway
to NY Thruway Exit 24
, Albany:

After the toll booth, follow signs to Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
(It’s the first exit, immediately after the toll booth).
Turn RIGHT (west) on Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
Follow Rt. 20 2.4 miles to Rt. 155.
Turn LEFT on Rt. 155 towards Voorheesville. Go 3.2 miles.
At the 3rd light, Turn RIGHT on Rt. 306/VOORHEESVILLE AVE. Go .07 miles
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 the EAST on I-90:
I-90 to Exit B-1.
Follow this non-Thruway section of I-90 to the Fuller Rd./State University Exit.
Turn LEFT on Fuller Rd. and continue to the next traffic light (Washington Ave.).
Turn RIGHT (west) on Washington and go 2.9 miles until it ends at Rt 155.
Turn LEFT on Rt. 155. Go 4.6 miles.
At the 3rd light, Turn RIGHT on Rt. 306/VOORHEESVILLE AVE. Go .07 miles
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 NORTH via Rt. 87/Adirondack Northway
Take I-87 south to Albany. DO NOT take Exit One for I-90/I-87 New York Thruway.
Stay in the LEFT LANE and continue to Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
Turn RIGHT (west) on Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
Follow Rt. 20 2.4 miles to Rt. 155.
Turn LEFT on Rt. 155 towards Voorheesville. Go 3.2 miles.
At the 3rd light, Turn RIGHT on Rt. 306/VOORHEESVILLE AVE. Go .07 miles
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 Capital District locations:

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 Rt. 306/Voorheesville Ave. See map.

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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