Tickets are now available for Sale!

(Advance discount prices are available on all tickets until June 2.)

2023 Performers:

Guy DavisJake BlountLow LilyRum RaggedBeppe GambettaCantripTret FureBruce MolskyAnne HillsScott AinslieWindborneGrosse IsleGangspilSteve GilletteAnita Best & Pamela MorganEvie LadinMáire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris NewmanThe Gaslight TinkersCloud TenJim Gaudet & the Railroad BoysRev. Robert B. Jones & Matt WatrobaSara Grey & Kieron MeansSara Milonovich & DaisycutterThe Vox Hunters & Flannery Brown • 40 Degrees SouthAndy CohenJohn RobertsGawler HollerGeoff KaufmanJohn Kirk & Trish MillerCorner HouseAlex CummingBen Sachs-HamiltonDirty Blue ShirtsDeirdre & Sean MurthaThe Great Groove BandGeorge Wilson • Selma Kaplan • Pokingbrook Morris • Stefan Amidon • Chris Koldewey • John Dickson • Ron Gordon • Jake Thomas • Roger the Jesterand more!

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 evening concerts each night, there are over 100 daytime workshops, dances or performances. Also featured are craft, food and instrument vendors, and a well-run children’s activity area.

All Evening Concerts will be Live-Streamed (audio-only) on!

Old Songs’ Directors and staff thank you for your support that allows us in these times to continue to bring into your homes the music and artists you love, as well as those you may come to love.

June 23–25, 2023 at the
Altamont Fairgrounds
near Albany, NY

Festival Hours:

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

3 Main Stage Concerts

  • Friday: 6:30 – 11 pm
  • Saturday: 6:30 – 11 pm
  • Sunday: 3:30 – 7 pm

Friday Classes
& Sessions
3 – 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 with
    The Gaslight Tinkers,
    Cloud Ten, and
    Corner House
  • Community &
    Family Dances

Singing in Harmony

  • Shape Note & Sacred Harp Sing with Stefan Amidon
  • Gospel Sing
  • Choral Workshop
  • Ballad Singing

Fun for the Whole Family

  • Great Groove Band for kids, most instruments welcome
  • Children’s Activity Area and Family Stage
  • Roger the Jester

Artisan Way

  • Jewelry
  • Pottery
  • Crafts
  • Demonstrations
  • Clothing, and more

Instrument Exchange

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

The Old Songs Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.



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