We are planning for an in-person 2022 Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27, 28 & 29 at the Altamont Fairgrounds.


A welcome from Terri Lukačko

Workshops, jamming, meeting old friends and new and more fun!


Schedule — All times are EDT (UTC-4)

Friday, May 28 — Jamming

The Barn Breakout Room

7 –
7:30 pm:
Welcome and Introductions
9 – 11 pm: Old-Time Jam in the Key of D
with Paul Kirk, Stephen Rapp and Sean Fen

The Grove Breakout Room

5 – 7 pm: Jamulus Meet & Greet
Meet up, discussion, Q&A about live-time internet jamming
7:30 –
9 pm:
Old-Time Jam in the Key of C
with Tim Rowell, Don Borchelt, John Reddick and John Maguire
11 pm: Open Jam and Tune Swap
Jump in and swap some tunes.

Saturday, May 29 — Workshops & Jamming

The Barn Breakout Room

10 – 11 am: Intermediate Old-Time Fiddle
with Janie Rothfield
11 am –
Back Up Guitar
with Allan Carr
1 – 2 pm: Songs
with Alan Kaufman and Jerry 
3 – 4 pm: Yodeling
with Alan Kaufman and Ann Downey
4 – 5 pm: Mandolin Tunes
with Alan Kaufman
5 – 6 pm: Learning from Source Recordings
with Ben Wetherbee
7 – 8 pm: Young Tradition Vermont
9 – 10 pm: Old-Time Jam
with Janie Rothfield and Friends

The Grove Breakout Room

noon –
1 pm:
Excellent International Jamming
with Su and Jules
2 – 3 pm: Fiddle Tune in Cross-G Tuning
with Paul Kirk
4 – 5 pm: Hammered Dulcimer
with Dave Neiman
6 – 7 pm: Pot Luck!!! 
8 – 9 pm: Old-Time Jam in the Key of A
with Craig Edwards and friends (Jake Wysoski, Charlie Nolan, Sandol Astrausky, Rory Macleod, Bill Stumpf, and mystery
10 – 11 pm: Open Mic
Tune swaps and schmoozing

Sunday, May 30 — Songs

The Grove Breakout Room

10 am – noon: “Back in the Saddle Again” — Ann Downey and Mary Gick of Ottawa, and Ruth Rappaport and Mark Wholley from Boston, will lead us off with some songs about moving on and reaching new heights. Please bring some songs of your own to share. 
noon – 3 pm: AfterpartyCome say your goodbyes, questions, thank you’s, find out what you missed, and play some tunes, sing one more song, make plans for the summer.

Download a PDF of the schedule to print out.

Jamulus Jamming at Black Creek!

Jamulus Meet & Greet: Meet up, discussion, Q&A about live-time internet jamming
Friday, May 28 @ 5 – 7 pm on Zoom in The Grove Breakout Room

We set up a Jamulus Central Server for the festival. It is a private space for the festival with servers running in NYC and Montreal with several “rooms” available for playing. Each room can support 12 players. We wanted something similar to the Altamont Fairground with jam sessions scattered around different campsites.

Jamulus is a free application for playing together with other folks, live, at the same time, hearing everybody all at once, over the internet. Impossible!, you say? Well, give it a try and see for yourself!

Recorded in live time on a Jamulus session with 2 players in eastern NY and 1 in central Connecticut and 1 in Massachusetts


to receive Festival Zoom Login Information

The workshops will be streamed on Zoom. A zoom link and a reminder will be emailed to registered attendees. No Refunds. 

Call Old Songs at 518-765-2815 or email us at if you have any issues logging in to the event.


Watch this page for updates.
We have room for a few more pod jams, and we’ll have some Zoom breakout rooms for ’jaw jamming‘. Send your ideas to


For more information please contact:

Terri Lukacko at (518) 708-5128

Old Songs, Inc. at (518) 765-2815

Special thanks for helping to make Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion 2020 a success:
Ann Downey, David Roberts, Ed Farrell, Lane Braden, Ron Whitford, Susan Farber, Terri Lukačko, Jennifer Wilkin, Nancy Crowther, Tim Gage, Jane Rothfield, Ruth Rappaport, Kate Poole, Kiirja Paananen, Sue Farrell, Ben Wetherbee, Jody Kruskal, Alan Kaufman, Brian Slattery, David Deacon, Deborah Justice, Drank the Gold, Katherine Maginel, Sandol Astrauski, Maggie Shar, Marc Horowitz, Marge Sume, Paul Kirk , Tony Sume, Vernon Imrich