"Old Songsis 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 tothree concertsthere are120 daytime workshopsgiven by performers. Also featured are a juriedcraft show, food and instrument vendors, and a well-runchildren's activity area."
My mother and one of my sisters have been going to Old Songs for many years. With it right on the heels of closing out a school year, I just didn't get myself to it till a few years ago. I'm so glad that I finally did!
Held at the Altamont Fairgrounds, the festival takes place on the grounds and in the buildings (as in cattle barn, sheep barn, etc.), and is spread over a wide, though very accessible area. There is music from all over the world and if you go to the schedule, you will see that performances are run simultaneously day-in and day-out. This can make it difficult to decide on where to be and when.
Enjoy a clip showing all of the things that the festival has to offer!
As I did last year, I have poured over the list of performers and their scheduled times for this year's festival, sampling some of their music online in order to narrow the field. Here are a few examples of those that I hope to see today: