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Old Songs Festival
Price $30 - $115; senior and student discounts; ages 12 & under Free
Age Suitability All Ages

Old Songs Festival - Music With Roots

Sunday, Jun 30, 2013 10:00a to 7:00p
Altamont Fairgrounds Altamont, NY

Now in its 33rd year, The 3-day Old Songs Festival celebrates music with roots including traditional folk, Celtic, blues, Gospel, old-time and world music. In addition to three concerts there are 120 daytime workshops given by performers. Also featured: participatory dancing, a juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and a well-run children's activity area.

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Performers at this Event
Archie Fisher
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Although Archie Fisher is a legendary figure in the Scottish folk music world -- everybody's favorite singer and an enormously influential presence both musically and philosophically -- he has remained largely unknown to the greater pop music mainstream....
Magpie
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The songs of the working class, justice, and the environment are combined with songs of romance and interpersonal relationships by Magpie, a duo featuring Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner....
Gordon Bok
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With his deep, resonating voice and melodic six- and 12-string guitar fingerpicking, Gordon Bok has been the leading purveyor of the music of the sea for nearly half a century. Although he has often preferred to spend his time in his workshop in Maine, working on wood sculptures, his albums and performances are always eagerly awaited by his many fans....
Maggie Boyle
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b. Margaret Boyle, 24 December 1956, Battersea, London, England. Boyle came from a traditional Irish background, and was brought up in the London Irish community. She was taught to play and sing by her father, Paddy Boyle (b....
Beppe Gambetta
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Born in Genoa, Italy, Beppe Gambetta has become one of Europe's foremost guitarists in American idioms. He began by playing in a classical orchestra for plectrum instruments, but moved to American music when he founded the Italian bluegrass band Red Wine....
Scott Alarik
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The traditional balladry of American and British folk music is resurrected through the performances of deep-voiced folk singer Scott Alarik. Accompanying himself with finger-picked guitar melodies, Alarik successfully captures the storytelling aspects of his tunes....
Seamus Begley
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Iconic singer and accordion player, From the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry
Sara Grey
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b. Sara Lee Grey, 22 March 1940, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Playing banjo, dulcimer and autoharp, Grey is a well qualified performer and folklorist. Between 1958 and 1968, she studied theatre arts and music, achieving a B....
Matt Munisteri
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Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Matt Munisteri is a Brooklyn native who grew up as almost assuredly the only bluegrass banjo player on his block. His lifelong interest in 20th century American music led him from finger-style Country and Ragtime guitar, through Blues, to Tin Pan Alley and Jazz....
Hanneke Cassel
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Hanneke Cassel has performed in bands named 'Halali' and 'Ensemble Galilei'.
Jody Kruskal
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Jody Kruskal has performed in the band named 'Grand Picnic'.
Joe Jencks
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Joe Jencks is an international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer, and educator. From concert halls like the Lincoln Center in New York, to coffee houses, festivals, spiritual communities and schools, Joe Jencks has spent the last seven years touring full time....
Heather Wood
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Born in 1945. Heather Wood has performed in the band named 'The Young Tradition'.
Chris Norman, Traditional Flutist
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Canadian flutist Chris Norman, who has been hailed at "a flute player of spectacular & imaginative virtuosity"--The New Yorker--presents a Workshop 4-6 pm, Concert 7-8 pm, and Jam Session....
Beth Molaro
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Beth's vocal style is unique in the dance world. Her ability to sing the calls makes for an exciting blending of music and calls which she accomplishes with both clarity and musical integrity....
Roger the Jester
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This self made fool brings 34 years of experience of delivering laughter to people of all ages through silent physical comedy, juggling, magic and music.
Kapriol'!
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The Dutch/Frisian band Kapriol’! presents a unique program of swinging dance melodies and songs. The musicians, all multi-instrumentalists, can play traditional Dutch music with modern instruments or their own compositions with traditional instruments....
Claire Lynch Band
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Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. The current Claire Lynch Band is a powerful juggernaut, a quartet that has the innate ability to perfectly interpret the beauty, subtlety, and genre-defying sophistication of Claire’s music....
Location & Nearby Info
Altamont Fairgrounds
129 Grand St.
Altamont, NY 12009
(518) 861-6671
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USER REVIEWS
Jan 08, 2009 - Paine on Hanneke Cassel
Boston Globe

"Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness", The Boston Globe.