Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June Slow Session NEXT Week

Come to the Old Songs Festival this Weekend! June 24-25-26, 2017

Next Slow Session Wed., June 28

Hiya lads! Long time no talk. I've been all over the East Coast playing music and meeting people. I'm back now and it's time to prep for the Old Songs Festival. 

In the interest of keeping the chaos to a minimum, we decided to hold the slow session next Wednesday instead of this Wednesday. We have too much going on out at the Altamont Fairgrounds getting ready for this year's Old Songs Festival - the slow session would fall right in the middle of our set-up shift.

Want to Help Out the Festival? Volunteer!

On the plus side, if you're thinking of coming to the festival, can lift moderately heavy things and are willing to volunteer this Wednesday or Thursday evening (from 6-9 PM) or Sunday afternoon/evening, our Old Songs Grounds Crew could really use you. In an unusual turn of events, we are down to half of our regular crew size. Many hands make light work, so if you're interested in helping out, give me a call at 518-424-8701 (mobile). Bonuses? You get an awesome festival t-shirt at a discounted cost, and you get into the festival in exchange for your help on our crew.

See You Next Wednesday, if not before!


To volunteer on Grounds Crew or get more info, call 518-424-8701 (mobile)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tunes Tomorrow...

Let's Play Some Tunes at Old Songs!

Festival Season is Coming! Yay - Outdoor Music!
The May Old Songs Slow Session will be held on Wednesday evening, May 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. We'll be starting off as always with a teaching tune (learn-by-ear), and we'll play a few of the tunes we had on the list from earlier this month. Then we'll be doing Round Robin. New folks should check out our lists (click on "recent tunes" and "get all the tunes" on the menu above) and pick out a few tunes for us to play together. You are always welcome to send me ideas for new tunes for us to add! You can reach me at hilary.schrauf [AT] gmail-dot-com.

Hope to see you on Wednesday evening! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Slow Session This Wednesday 4/19/17

Sometimes It Is Enough to Just Play.

It's OK to just be with the music...
Each month, I try to send you some new tunes. This month, I'll direct you to the Google Drive. Pay it a visit. Check out all the tunes I've uploaded. Some have chords, most don't. There are a few audio files, but not many. It's an attempt at capturing some of the tunes we've worked on over the years.

Nancy requested a couple of tunes, but Google seems to be giving me some trouble tonight, so I will upload on Tuesday mid-day and send out the info to everyone.

See you Wednesday evening, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Old Songs Community Arts Center.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Slow Session Cancelled for March 15, 2017


No Slow Session in March

When the Voorheesville CSD is closed, so is Old Songs. Therefore I am cancelling the Old Songs Irish Slow Session for tomorrow. Besides, I'm not sure I'll be able to get out of my driveway until next week.

I hope you are all faring well in this weather. Please take care and remember that the Albany CCE Session (slow and fast) will be held on Sunday, March 19th at 2:30 p.m. at the Capital District Irish Center, 375 Ontario Street, Albany, NY 12208. Learning session at 2:30 p.m. followed by regular session at 3:30 pm. People attending the sessions are encouraged to bring snacks to share. Admission is free. 

I'll see you in April for the next trad Irish slow session on April 19th.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!