Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Slow Session & Old Songs Festival

Happy Summer! 

Hiya, Music Buddies!

What's up? Festival season started this past weekend for us with a trip down to the Clearwater Revival in Croton-on-Hudson, where we played a farewell set for the Mystic Whaler and Captains Pat and John, who are hoping to retire. (If anyone wants to buy a beautiful sloop, talk to Eric and he'll put you in touch with them...)

Old Songs Irish Slow Session

We're going to have an Irish slow session tomorrow, Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S. Main Ave., Voorheesville, NY.

Meet us upstairs for tunes. There are plenty of chairs, but I'm not sure how many music stands there will be, if any., so if you need one, you should bring it. I know I'm woefully behind on updating the Google Drive with the most recent tunes, but that's on the list for the summer...

Irish/"Celtic" Music at the 38th Annual Old Songs Festival

Friends, if you don't know, this weekend is the annual Old Songs Festival of folk music, song and dance. There will be folk traditions from all over the world, and some of the best Irish traditional musicians will be there as well. Award-winning Fiddler Dylan Foley and Flute Player/Uilleann Piper Isaac Alderson with amazing singer/accompanist Alan Murray will be there, as will world-renowned duo Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, and multi-genre phenoms Low Lily. 

For families with kids, I highly recommend Roger the Jester and Arm of the Sea Theatre and the amazing Children's Area at the festival. It's not too late to get tickets - you can come for an evening, a day, or the whole thing! I hope you do if you've never been before...

Get more information about the festival, the schedule, and the performers here: https://festival.oldsongs.org/schedule/.

Hope to see you Wednesday night AND this weekend!

Best, Hilary