Old Songs

Andy Spence, who founded and has led Old Songs Inc. for the past 40 years, has taken a step back and handed control of her not-for-profit to Joy Bennett, a former director of contracts for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The Old Songs festival is in its 37th year and draws performers and spectators from around the world.

ALBANY COUNTY — The Old Songs Folk Festival of Traditional Music and Dance received $1,500 from the Albany County Convention and visitors Bureau Foundation, part of $50,500 in funding for the latest round of Hospitality Grant recipients.

“One good song is worth a dozen addresses or proclamations”—Joel Barlow, 1775

With enlightening narrative, and songs that women sang during the suffrage movement between 1848 and 1920, a two-act concert presented by Old songs Inc. tells the story of how American women won the right to vote.

Timothy J. Albright, Meadowdale

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