Performers Announced for the 2011 Old Songs Festival of Music & Dance

February 11th, 2011, 10:35 am by Greg

Old Songs FestivalSo, the day after the Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces the line-up of performers for the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival, the folks at Old Songs announce the roster of musicians for the 31st annual Old Songs Festival of Music and Dance at the Altamont Fairgrounds on the same weekend – Friday-Sunday, June 24-26.

More than 70 professional performers will appear in concert at 7pm on the Friday or Saturday and at 3pm on the Sunday. The same musicians will also appear from 10am-5pm on the Saturday and Sunday, performing on eight stages in more than 120 performances and participatory workshops, classes, and dances.

In addition, there will be a family stage and activity area, food vendors, instrument makers and a juried craft show. Camping is available for all three days with advance all-festival camping ticket.

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The 2011 Old Songs Festival of Music & Dance performers throughout the weekend include:

WORLD MUSIC:
The Guy Mendilow Band
Libana
Kapriol’!
Danny Spooner

BLUES:
Scott Ainslie
Andy Cohen
Eleanor Ellis

OLD-TIMEY:
The Freight Hoppers
Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins
Jane Rothfield

CELTIC:
Outside Track
The Press Gang
Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre
Acoustic Eidolon

SONGWRITERS:
Ellis
Ruth Pelham
Jez Lowe
Bing Futch
Dan Berggren
Arrogant Worms

FRANCO-AMERICAN:
Tidal Wave
Donna Hebert

NORTHEASTERN FIDDLE TUNES:
Quickstep
Fennig’s All-Stars

GYPSY JAZZ:
Babik

SONGS & BALLADS:
Finest Kind
Peter & Mary Alice Amidon
Ed Trickett
Harry Tuft
George Ward
John Roberts

STORYTELLERS:
Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder
Roger the Jester
Beth McLaughlin

SHAPE NOTE SINGING:
Matthew Wojcik

DANCE CALLER:
David Millstone

One thought on “Performers Announced for the 2011 Old Songs Festival of Music & Dance”

  1. von says:

    Yummmmm… Friehofer’s – Did you have to mention them.. the cookies I mean. Sure could use some. hint, hint….

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