GGG 2012

subject to change

David Francey

Nora Jane Struthers

"Nora Jane infuses bright, fresh lyrics into this traditional genre with sheer intelligence. Musically, she takes unconventional twists and turns, while 'holding you to the road' with commanding charm."
-Claire Lynch

You will also enjoy her vintage clothes.

Th Honey DewDrops

Beverwyck String Band, with Peter Siegel

Expect a high-spirited selection of reels, jigs and waltzes expertly articulated by fiddle, mandolin, piano, guitar and maybe banjo; traditional as well as several recently composed tunes.

Beverwyck is often the band of choice at dances in the area and will provide the music for the GGG dance Saturday night.

van duser

Guy Van Duser

internationally known for his unique “stride guitar” style of playing, as well as his imaginative and sometimes outrageous arrangements for finger-style guitar, including the amazing “Stars and Stripes Forever"––!

He is also Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Celeste Bernardo

Andreas Transø

a modern embodiment of the old seanchaí (shanachie) tradition, a musician and educator keeping alive traditional folk culture and history while captivating and entertaining his audiences, large and small, whatever and wherever the venue. Performing mostly traditional and contemporary Irish, English, Scottish and American folk music, he travels around learning and sharing stories, songs, and dance.

to be announced

Friday Night New Folk

  • Michael Poulopoulos, Voorheesville, NY
  • Olivia Gale and Colin de la Barre, Gloucester, MA
  • Christopher Lawton, Valatie, NY


Most scheduled concerts & workshops are during the day. There is jamming and informal music in the campgrounds anytime - including with featured performers.

2012 Gate Prices:

You don't have to be a member of The Pickin' & Singin' Gatherin' (PSG) to come to the GGG. * Weekend rates include camping (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Pre-registration Discount Prices:

(deadline: Monday May 15, 2012)

For a pre-registration form Bruce Pomeroy 518/355-7330 or Howie (518)882 6809 - leave a message.
Or click here for an adobe acrobat format pre-reg form, Print it, fill out the information, and send it to the address indicated on the FORM, with a check made out to "The Picking & Singing Gathering" or just "the PSG". PLEASE include a self-addressed, stamped return envelope - for your badges.
You don't have to be a member of PSG to come to the GGG, but we hope you will join; just indicate it on the form.

* Weekend rates include camping. Day parking is also free on the fairgrounds.

For the Friday New Folks concert or Saturday Night Dance only, a $5 donation is requested. Younger folks under 15 free, with paying adult! What a deal!
For further Information send e-mail to Howie. Volunteers are needed.

Directions to Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa NY

From Scotia, Glenville, Burnt Hills, Charlton, Amsterdam, Saratoga Springs, Cambridge, Glens Falls, Vermont, etc. - you must know the way already.

Also try: MapQuest : Ballston Spa or Fairgrounds Ave & Prospect St, Ballston Spa, NY or just Zip:12020

>>list of past performers