Old Songs Announces 2016 Concerts

January 14th, 2016, 3:30 pm by Greg

Old Songs in Voorheesville has announced its concert schedule for the 2016 winter/spring series with a global focus on acoustic music that stretches from Louisiana to Ireland, from Quebec to Brazil and right here in Greater Nippertown.

Here’s the complete schedule of upcoming concerts:

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OLD SONGS SAMPLER CONCERT
Saturday, January 23, 7:30pm
$20; $5 children age 12 & under
A benefit concert for the 2016 Old Songs Festival features Bailiu (Irish), Phil Spoor (multi-instrumentalist), Paul Mercer & Joan Kosby (singer-songwriters), New Salem Serenaders (old-time banjo), Phil Teumim (humorous songs) and 2Late (acoustic duo).

ANNIE & THE HEDONISTS
Saturday, February 20, 6pm
$25; $5 children age 12 & under
A benefit concert and lasagna dinner for the 2016 Old Songs Festival with a menu by Chef Fritz Stafford and music by the eclectic folk-blues-Americana band featuring vocalist Annie Rosen with Jonny Rosen, Peter Davis and Don Young.

DENNIS STROUGHMATT ET L’ESPRIT CREOLE
Friday, February 26, 7:30pm
$23; $5 children age 12 & under
Playing a vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian and old-time sounds, the fab fiddler is joined by Doug Hawf on guitar and Jim Wilgoose on upright bass to bridge the gap between the contemporary Cajun styles of Canada and Louisiana.

MATUTO
Friday, March 4, 7:30pm
$23; $5 children age 12 & under
The NYC-based band of multi-instrumentalists Clay Ross (also on vocals), Rob Curto, Tim Keiper, Mike Lavelle and Ze Mauricio fuse together bluegrass, roots music and a bit of jazz with a distinctly Brazilian twist.

GOITSE
Friday, March 11, 7:30pm
$23; $5 children age 12 & under
Founded at Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the Celtic quintet has made a name for themselves as one of the premier traditional Irish music band with their Dónal Lunny-produced sophomore album, Transformed.

THE YVES LAMBERT TRIO
Saturday, April 23, 7:30pm
$23; $5 children age 12 & under
Accordionist/multi-instrumentalist Yves Lambert has been a leading figure of the traditional Quebec music scene since 1976 when he founded La Bottine Souriant, who he played with for more than a quarter century. For the past 15 years, he’s been playing with Tommy Gauthier and Olivier Rondeau, with nuanced arrangements and distinct harmony.

JOHN ROBERTS & DEBRA COWEN
Friday, May 13, 7:30pm
$20; $5 children age 12 & under
One of the foremost Anglo concertina players, British expatriate John Roberts has been singing and playing old songs for 45 years. He teams up with singer-guitarist Debra Cowen, who began performing in California 35 years ago.