Upcoming events:


    May Erlewine

    Friday, October 26 @ 7:30 pm

    "May Erlewine has the sort of soul-baring voice that moves the Alan Lomaxes of the world to abandon the ivory tower for the back roads of rural America." - The Harvard Independent

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    Christine Lavin

    Friday, November 2 @ 7:30 pm

    "Christine Lavin is an incredibly witty songwriter and storyteller, with a flair for the creative, the dramatic, and the humorous. It is precisely her take on the ordinary that makes her work so extraordinary." -Village Voice

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  3. Playful Songs with Tiyi Schippers and David Bunce of Lake Effect

    Saturday, November 3 @ 10:00 am

    Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 - 13 and their family for fun with Playful Songs!

  4. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, November 3 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Mike Clark, Music: Oh! Contraire


    Moira Smiley hosts a Special Monthly Community Sing

    Monday, November 5 @ 7:00 pm

    Moira Smiley is a singer's singer, with such an engaging presence that you want to sing with her - no matter where the sound goes. If you love to sing, do not miss this evening of singing with one of the very, very best leaders of song.


    Laura Love, Women in the Arts Festival

    Friday, November 9 @ 7:30 pm

    "(LAURA LOVE) will shake the world. The clincher is her live show...She's that rare artist who can slip from sensitive folk to hip-hop without skipping a beat. -Utne Reader

    Laura Love is an award winning "folk-funk" singer/songwriter/bassist who has been touring the world since the early 1990s.

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    Sam Gleaves

    Friday, November 16 @ 7:30 pm

    Sam Gleaves is a leader in the next generation of exquisite folk singers. "Courageous as hell and country to the bone -- Amazingly talented Sam Gleaves, the best young songwriter around, heads into new territory with his brilliant album AIN'T WE BROTHERS, joined by a group of world-class musicians and singers. Varied, intelligent, moving - these songs stay with you." -Lee Smith, Appalachian author

    Co-produced with the Peace Education Center and held in conjunction with its Alternative Holiday Sale

  8. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, November 17 @ 7:00 pm

    Band: TBA, Caller: TBA. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association


    Joel Mabus

    Friday, November 30 @ 7:30 pm

    "It's hard to imagine another artist on the folk scene who combines the same concise, deceptively understated, lyrical insight and sometimes devastating wit with such world-class instrumental prowess." -MUSICHOUND FOLK

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About the Fiddle

We like to joke that the Ten Pound Fiddle is more a “state of mind” than it is a “place.”

However, The Fiddle is best described as an organization of volunteers that has presented concerts and dances in a variety of  Lansing/East Lansing area venues since our inception in 1975.  Click here for more info about our venues. For more about our formative years, take a look at Bob Blackman’s A Brief History of the Ten Pound Fiddle.

If you think bringing this wide range of music and dance to the community is important or would enjoy seeing how it happens “behind the scenes” – please consider joining us! Volunteers are always welcome. Learn more.

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