Tickets are now available for Sale!
(Advance discount prices are available on all tickets until June 2.)
Guy Davis • Jake Blount • Low Lily • Rum Ragged • Beppe Gambetta • Cantrip • Tret Fure • Bruce Molsky • Anne Hills & Al Power • Scott Ainslie • Windborne • Grosse Isle • Gangspil • Steve Gillette • Anita Best & Pamela Morgan • Evie Ladin • Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman • The Gaslight Tinkers • Cloud Ten • Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys • Rev. Robert B. Jones & Matt Watroba • Sara Grey & Kieron Means • Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter • The Vox Hunters & Flannery Brown • Forty Degrees South • Andy Cohen • Magpie • John Roberts • The Gawler Sisters with Bennett Konesni & Ethan Tischler • Geoff Kaufman • John Kirk, Trish Miller & Mark Murphy • Corner House • Alex Cumming • Ben Sachs-Hamilton • Dirty Blue Shirts • Deirdre & Sean Murtha • The Great Groove Band • Sally Rogers • George Wilson • Selma Kaplan • Heather Wood • Alan Thomson • Pokingbrook Morris • Stefan Amidon • Chris Koldewey • John Dickson • Ron Gordon • Jake Thomas • Roger the Jester • and more!
Our jam-packed 2023 Old Songs Festival Schedule of over 150 workshops, sessions, and performances is up!
New this year: Start your Old Songs weekend early with our expanded lineup on Friday Afternoon, featuring performances, classes, a jam, and a dance.
Also, Check out the new Hands-On! area. Learn about Maritime history, including the music of the sea with Dirty Blue Shirts!
2023 Festival T-Shirts can be purchased in person at the Festival (a Next Level Apparel® Unisex Cotton Tee — in Maroon, as pictured)
or Ordered online from Bonfire (available in many different styles and colors). Order by June 1 to get your shirts in time for 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 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 FolkMusicNotebook.com!
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
near Albany, NY
- Friday: 1 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, 2 am – 6 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
- Unique Musical Groupings
- Contras & Family Dances
- Participatory Jam Sessions
- Instrument Learn-Hows
Dancing on a
- Contras with
The Gaslight Tinkers,
and Cloud Ten.
- Community &
- Morris Dancing
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
- Clothing, and more
- 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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.