Upcoming events:


    Heartland Klezmorim – The American Experience: The Musical Journey From The Shtetl

    Friday, January 18 @ 7:30 pm

    The septet Heartland Klezmorim will take listeners on a narrated musical journey, starting in Eastern Europe, through world historical events, including emigration to the United States. You are invited to bear witness to this very special presentation tracing the road of Jewish migration through music.

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  2. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, January 19 @ 7:00 pm

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


    Matt Watroba and Robert Jones – The American Experience: From Roots to Rap, A Musical Celebration of History and Diversity

    Friday, January 25 @ 7:30 pm

    Long-time musical partners, Watroba and Jones will present music that reflects history, social change, migration, hopes and dreams. This is music that is rich and diverse, direct and powerful. This is a musical seminar - not to be missed!

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    MWSFF Concert with Joshua Davis

    Friday, February 1 @ 7:30 pm

    Joshua Davis was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land. For the 17th Annual MWSFF, he will present an evening of songs, joined by special guests Jen Sygit and Laura Bates.

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  5. MWSFF Children’s Concert with Sally Rogers

    Saturday, February 2 @ 11:00 am

    Sally Rogers has won numerous awards for writing and performing children's music. It is a real treat to have such an accomplished artist present this year's MWSFF Children's Concert, co-produced with the City of East Lansing.

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  6. MWSFF Afternoon Workshops

    Saturday, February 2 @ 12:00 pm

    A highlight of the festival, 6 - 8 afternoon workshops provide another opportunity for our community to sing and play music - together. One $20 wristband is good for the all of the sessions. Students are free! Schedule will be announced on the singing festival.com website no later than Dec. 1, 2018.

  7. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, February 2 @ 7:00 pm

    Band: TBA, Caller: TBA


    MWSFF Community Sing with Sally Rogers, Claudia Schmidt, Joel Mabus

    Saturday, February 2 @ 7:30 pm

    Saturday night's Community Sing will be a Michigan reunion of three long-time friends. Sally Rogers, Claudia Schmidt and Joel Mabus are each expert song leaders. Together it would be hard to name a more talented trio to guide a theatre full of people in an evening of singing.

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    Matthew Byrne – Sunday Concert

    Sunday, February 10 @ 7:00 pm

    From Newfoundland, Matthew Byrne is a stellar interpreter of traditional songs. One of this younger generation's superstars, Byrne fit this special Sunday night show into his very crowded tour schedule. The Fiddle is delighted to present this 'old soul' in a very intimate Robin Theater show.

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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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