Ron’s “2016 Old Songs Diary” – part 1 of 2

There are numerous festivals to enjoy every summer and opportunities to join loyal nomadic families of folkies who come out to enjoy spectacular performances and good times with good friends. Newport, Philadelphia, Kerrville, Falcon Ridge and so many other festivals large and small have become annual destinations for these pilgrimages. … → read more

36th Annual Old Songs Festival to be held June 24-26

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for June 19, 2016 This coming weekend’s forecast calls for sunny skies in Albany, New York area.  I take that as a good omen as the 2016 Old Songs Festival will be taking place just outside of the capital city at the Altamont Fairgrounds in Altamont, … → read more

LOOKING BACK AT THE 30TH ANNUAL OLD SONGS FESTIVAL

Another year has come and gone. I’m beginning to set my calendar to coincide with the Old Songs Festival. The event has become my annual booster shot that reminds of why “folk” music is so important – the festival displays the music and the artists while informing us of where … → read more

2007 OLD SONGS FESTIVAL PERFORMERS ARE ANNOUNCED

If science ever finds a cure for procrastination, I guarantee the world would be a much better place. I am a procrastinator, and because of this terrible afflication, I would not only would be a better person, but I would also have brought more joy into my own life. I … → read more

27th ANNIVERSARY OLD SONGS FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE – JUNE 22, 23 & 24, 2007

Remember Brigadoon? It was a Broadway musical (actually based on a old German story) about a mythical Scottish town that would appear once every hundred years with a magical fair taking place. While Brigadoon may have been a myth, the regular attendees of the Old Songs Festival will tell you … → read more