Old Songs Announces Fall 2017 Concert Schedule

August 28th, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg

Yeah, September is looming at the end of the week, and it’s already beginning to feel a bit like autumn. So it’s time to start rolling out those fall concert series…

Old Songs out in Voorheesville has announced the nine concerts for its fall season of shows, beginning next month with the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc on Friday, September 22, and stretching through the holiday season with John Roberts’ “In Praise of Christmas” show on Saturday, December 9.

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Here’s the complete schedule for Old Songs’ fall 2017 season:

THE NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC
Friday, September 22, 7:30pm
$23 online; $25 at the door; $5 children age 12 & under
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands who swiftly gained a reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music since their inception in early 2009. Erlend Viken (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands) are regarded as leading exponents of their respective traditions. With a firm focus on the rich traditional fiddle music from where they each belong, they have developed a sound that has been described as unique, meaningful, intense and invigorating. Their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs and bass lines creates a sound that leaves the listener enthralled but at the same time dumbfounded that the sound comes from only three fiddles.

COREY HARRIS
Friday, September 29, 7:30pm
$23 online; $25 at the door; $5 children age 12 & under
Corey Harris is an artist who is leading a contemporary revival of country blues with a fresh and modern approach. He is a powerful and compelling singer and an accomplished guitarist whose musical artistry is complemented by reflective explorations of the historical and cultural circumstances that gave rise to the blues. Live on stage, he mixes the raw, direct emotion of acoustic Delta blues with a considerable variety of influences — from New Orleans to the Caribbean to Africa — into his richly expressive music.

JEZ LOWE
Friday, October 6, 7:30pm
$23 online: $25 at the door; $5 children age 12 & under
Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last 20 years.

3 RAVENS: DONNA HEBERT, LUI COLLINS & MAX COHEN
Friday, October 13, 7:30pm
$20 online; $22 at the door; $5 children age 12 & under
The trio crafts an evening out of their originals, instrumentals and traditional songs, as well as verses by poet Jane Yolen set to music. Harmonies blend three strong voices, paring down to just one when the story shifts shape. Hebert’s fiddling morphs from light to dark, while Collins’ piano, banjo and ukulele converse fluently with Cohen’s guitar. 3 Ravens offers a rich and joyful audience experience… and if the fiddle catches your feet, you might just find yourself dancing.

PATRICK BALL
Friday, October 20, 7:30pm
$20 online; $22 at the door; $5 children age 12 & under
Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken-word artist. In playing the ancient brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice, and in performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them in concert to create “a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance.”

LAWLER + FADOUL: CLICKABLE: THE ART OF PERSUASSION
Sunday, October 22, 3pm
$18 online; $20 at the door; $5 children age 12 & under
Clickable: The Art of Persuasion is a timely program that blurs the line between high art and pop culture, with sing-along elements merging seamlessly with abstract art, instrumental virtuosity, live commercial breaks and dance. A theatrical concert featuring flute and percussion, it showcases new work from American composers Ralph Farris, Katherine Hoover and Adam Silverman, Canadian composer Jason Nett, hip-hop poet Liza Jessie Peterson and choreographer Barbie Diewald. Directed by Rachel Peake. NOTE: This performance is part of a live CD recording.

JOHN McCUTCHEON
Friday, November 17, 7:30pm
$25 online; $28 at the door; $5 children age 12 & under
John McCutcheon is folk music’s Renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist and author. His eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, love songs, topical satire, fiddle and hammer dulcimer instruments, and even symphonic works are among the broadest in American folk music. With his deep roots in American traditional music, his approach to writing reflects both a simplicity and a layered complexity that creates songs that are always more than they seem.

SONGS OF GEORGE WARD: UNTIL THE BLACK FLIES GO
Saturday, November 18, 12noon
$20 online; $22 at the door; $5 children age 12 & under
Featuring George Ward, Dave Ruch, John Roberts and special guests.

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS: SONGS & CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS & MID-WINTER CELEBRATIONS
Saturday, December 9, 7:30pm
$20 online; $22 at the door; $5 children age 12 & under
Featuring John Roberts, Lisa Preston and John Kirk

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