About the Festival

Old Songs is a family-friendly festival of folk, traditional, Celtic and world music and dance, known for its relaxed atmosphere, interactive sessions and workshops, hands-on experience and participatory nature. In addition to three concerts there are over 100 daytime workshops, dances or performances. Also featured are a juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and a well-run children’s activity area.


Three Day Celebration of Traditional Music and Dance

Festival Hours:

  • Friday: 2 pm–1 am
  • Saturday: 9 am–1 am
  • Sunday: 9 am–7 pm

3 Main Stage Concerts
Every evening, starting at 6 pm

Saturday & Sunday Daytime
9:30 am–6 pm

  • Performances
  • Musical Sessions
  • Participatory Jam Sessions
  • Instrument Learn-Hows

Dancing on a Wooden Floor

  • Contras
  • English Country
  • Community &
    Family Dances

Singing in Harmony

  • Sacred Harp Singing (shape note) with Stefan Amidon,
  • Choral Workshop with Stefan Amidon,
  • Ballad Singing

Fun for the Whole Family

Juried Artisan Court

  • Jewelry
  • Pottery
  • Instruments Clothing
  • and more

Instrument Exchange

  • Bring your unused instrument and buy one you’ll use.