Fiddlers' Tour

The Capital Region's Weekly Traditional Music Jam

Links to Other Area Jams

LOCAL JAM LISTINGS FOR FOLK & TRADITIONAL, BLUES, CELTIC, JAZZ.

You can also browse the Tri-City Trad website at www.tricitytrad.com for a list of other local jams.
 

LISTING NOTE: (Last updated, 6-7-08) All phone numbers are in the (518) area code, unless otherwise listed. If a jam is a long distance from you, you may want to verify that it is being held before you drive that far.
IF YOU WANT A JAM SESSION LISTED ON THIS PAGE, OR NEED TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR LISTING: use the contact info at the bottom of this page.

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- - - FOLK & TRADITIONAL MUSIC JAMS - - -

ALBANY FOLK JAM
Every Sunday -- 7:00pm
Friend's Meeting House
727 Madison Ave, Albany, NY

Mostly singing with instrument accompaniment. Many songs from the Rise Up Singing songbook. Enter through back door.
Contact: Joe Lombardo at 518-439-1968

ALBANY -- MUSIC JAM
@ NY STATE MUSEUM
Thursdays -- noon to 2pm
4th floor Terrace Gallery
Madison Ave., Albany, NY

All levels of ability welcome.
Detailed directions available at
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/locpar_ce.htm
Contact: Patricia Kernan 486-2024 / pkernan@mail.nysed.gov

ALBANY -- SONGS FROM THE PIANO BENCH
@ NY STATE MUSEUM
LAST Wednesdays of each month -- noon to 2pm
4th floor Terrace Gallery
Madison Ave., Albany, NY

All styles welcome -- folk, contemporary, etc. Musicians welcome for accompanyment.
Detailed directions available at
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/locpar_ce.htm
Contact: Kate Storms: 474-2274/

ALBANY HAMMER DULCIMER JAM
LAST Wednesday of the month -- 7-9pm
NOTE: NO MEETINGS: June-August / Dec & Jan*
Albany College of Pharmacy**
Faculty Lounge (O'Brian Building complex)
106 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY

No December meeting. Open jam for hammer dulcimer. Other instruments welcome to visit and jam with us.
* January meeting is often replaced by a house jam and Saturday Workshop (to be announced later in year)
** Parking: New Scotland Ave to Holland Avenue, to Notre Dame Drive. Turn into the Collage of Pharmacy access road and park in the far back lot (the Gym will be on your right as you turn into the lot. The main building (O'Brian) will be on your left and ahead). Got to the end of the parking lot, and through the Kirkpatrick Garden -- curved, brick half-wall -- to the back entrance of the building. The Faculty Lounge is on left, at the end of the hall, as you enter the building. A student guard may be on duty, for more information.
Directions and map to College of Pharmacy
Contact: moond@acp.edu

AMSTERDAM "MOSTLY IRISH" JAM
1st Friday of the month -- 7:00pm
Irish American Club
10 Yeoman St., Amsterdam, NY

Plays "mostly" Irish tunes.
Directions: Exit Thruway at 27. Take right on to Route 30 North. Take left at 2nd light on to Route 5 West. Take right at 4th light on to Clinton Street. Take 1st left on to West main Street. Take 1st right on to Yeoman Street. IAC on left
Contact: (518) 842-7461,
mgavry@nycap.rr.com

BENNINGTON FOLK MUSIC JAM
3rd Thursdays -- 7pm
South Street Café
105 Main Street, Bennington, VT

Open jam for Traditional Fiddle/Dance tunes.
Contact: Sue Andrews
suea@adelphia.net (802-442-5719)

NORTH CREEK TRADITIONAL MUSIC JAM
3rd Sunday of every month -- 5:00pm
Wevertown Community Center
Rt. 28; Weavertown, NY

Fiddlers and Acoustic instruments. Styles include Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes and Polkas.
Directions: Take I-87 North to Exit #23. Make left to cross over interstate & bear right onto Rt. 9. Go through Warrensburg, 5 miles. Make a left onto Rt-28 and go for 10 miles. The Center is the second building on the left after Rt-8 intersection traffic light.
Contact: (518)251-5950 -- OR --
fiddleadk@yahoo.com
www.geocities.com/fiddleadk/jam.html

POESTENKILL JAM
1st & 3rd Fridays -- 7:30
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poestenkill (Parsonage)
772 NY Highway 351
Poestenkill, NY 12140

(4 doors south of the intersection of Rts. 351 and 355 in Poestenkill, on the south side of the church.)
Jam session for music & song. (Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Dulcimer, Autoharp, Fiddle. Others Welcome -- Singers). Everyone takes turns requesting a tune. We do our best to play all tunes requested. Learning your favorite tunes is what it is all about.
View our Website
Contact: pgwozdz@juno.com

SACRED HARP SING
First Saturdays -- 7:30 - 10pm
Calvary United Methodist Church

Corner of Belle Ave & Ridge Place, Latham
(off Old Loudon Rd, behind Price chopper Plaza)
Contact: Michael Ryan at 399-6046, or the Sielors at 583-7813

SCHOHARIE MUSIC CIRCLE
Tuesdays -- 7:00pm
Schoharie Presbyterian Church -- Christian Education Bldg.
314 Main St., Schoharie, NY

A folk song/music gathering (some dance tunes). Many of the songs are from the Rise Up Singing book. All levels/styles welcome. We meet in the Christian Ed building behind the sanctuary.
Contact: Church office, mornings (9:00am-noon) (518) 295-8931.

SPENCERTOWN FOLK JAM
2nd Friday of each month -- 7:30
Spencertown Academy
Route 203, Spencertown NY

Singers, instrumentalists and listeners are all welcome.
Contact: the Academy at (518) 392-3693 or email
gcashen@taconic.net

- - - IRISH/CELTIC JAMS - - -

COMHALTAS MONTHLY MEETING
3rd. Sunday of the month -- 2pm (Sept. - June)
Celtic Hall
327 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY

Starts with Slow Session, followed by an up-tempo session.
Contact: Mary Beth Vought, 518-868-2807

SARATOGA SPRINGS PAN-CELTIC SESSION
1st. & 3rd. Wednesdays of the month -- 7-11pm
The Parting Glass Pub
40-42 Lake St (Rte 29E), Saratoga Springs, NY


Contact: Celtic treasures at 518-583-9452 for info.

VOORHEESVILLE IRISH TRADITIONAL SLOW SESSION
2nd Wednesdays-
-- 7:30-9pm
At Old Songs Building
37 South Main Street, Voorheesville NY

a friendly, repertoire-building opportunity to play your new tunes slowly and work on your old tunes at a reasonable tempo. We will focus specifically on traditional Irish music, and all Irish-appropriate instruments are welcome (i.e. wooden flute, tin whistle, concertina, button or piano accordion, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, fiddle, harp). We encourage tape recorders, and focus on learning tunes by ear. Music stands and continuous use of sheet music discouraged. Bring snacks to share. Small donation requested to cover building expenses.
Contact: Hilary at 518-756-8273
Directions

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SPENCERTOWN BLUES JAM
1st Friday of each month -- 7:30
Spencertown Academy
790 Route 203, Spencertown NY

Open jam. Musicians and listeners welcome. Everyone gets to choose songs/tunes. Learning from each other, and sharing 'how to's' of style is all part of the gathering.
Contact: Wayne Morris 392-9388

- - - JAZZ - - -

SPENCERTOWN JAZZ JAM
3rd Thursday of each month -- 7:30pm
Spencertown Academy
790 Route 203, Spencertown, NY

Open jam -- musicians and listeners welcome. Uses many songs/tunes from Jazz fakebooks, etc.
Contact: Wayne Morris 392-9388

 

 

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