Folk Club Kids

Be a part of our newest family program

Every second wednesday

10:30 am – 11:30 am

This is a Free event for children Ages 2-5

Beginning on March 11th
These one-hour gatherings we will create a kid-friendly folk club with colorful carpet squares for little ones to sit on in front of the stage. Oona Grady and James Gascoyne, multi-instrumentalists with a specialty in folk and Irish music, will pair storybook readings with instrumental accompaniment. Children will be engaged with questions and conversations about the stories. They’ll sing, clap and dance along with simple folk songs.

Meet the Performers:

Oona Grady

Oona grew up in the rich musical community of Ithaca, NY, and has been been listening to and playing music as long as she can remember. As a violin player, Oona specializes in traditional fiddle including Irish, old-time and cajun styles. In Saratoga, Oona teaches and performs with a number of groups and is one of the instructors for the Caffe Lena School of Music.

James Gascoyne

Growing up outside Louisville, KY, James was surrounded by music from an early age; radio, vinyl records, church music, and live concerts were a part of daily life. Finding his own musical style as an adult, James always keeps his ears open for sounds – new, old, familiar, or strange. While singing and playing guitar and banjo with Drank The Gold, he delves into the traditions of American old time and Irish dance tunes, while keeping true to his borderless, experimental musical roots. James is one of the instructors for the Caffe Lena School of Music.

Folk Club kids is made possible by Polyset & the New York State Council of the arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature