Applying to the 2017 Old Songs Festival
The Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance occurs each year on the last full weekend in June. The focus of the festival, as stated by its name, is on traditional folk music, be it of the Americas, the British Isles and Celtic lands, greater Europe, or, indeed, anywhere in the world. In general, performers are hired whose work embodies, exemplifies or is in some way rooted in traditional music. (We are not what one might call a “singer-songwriter festival”, though we do present many performing songwriters who we feel fit our criteria)
The programming committee for the Old Songs Festival begins meeting in the fall to plan and book the performers for the following June. If you feel that you or a performer or group that you represent would be a good match for Old Songs, we invite you to apply to the festival by sending a promotional kit no later than September 30 for the following June’s festival. If you have applied by the deadline and we have not chosen you once our booking is complete (usually by early January), we will notify you of our regrets by email or postal mail.
A promotional kit should include a BIO, photo and a recording, preferably one that is representative of your live performance. Our preference is for physical promotional materials to be sent by mail, but we do allow EPK submissions.
“Hard copy” submissions may be mailed to:
Old Songs, Inc.
PO Box 466
Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
EPK submissions may be emailed to:
The Festival Artistic Director is Kay “Andy” Spence