Upcoming events:


    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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  2. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, December 1 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Laurie Pietravalle; Music: Scarlet Runner String Band


    Annual Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter wsg Jamie-Sue Seal, Siusan O’Rourke, Doug Berch and Doug Austin on piano

    Friday, December 7 @ 7:30 pm

    For the annual Holiday Sing, host Sally Potter selects seasonal and secular songs, and a few hymns to create a magical night of musical community. Lyric sheets provided. Special guests Jamie-Sue Seal and Susan O'Rourke, Doug Berch and pianist extraordinaire Doug Austin add vocals and accompaniment to this heartwarming, participatory evening.

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  4. Holiday Singing with Carrie Quisenberry

    Saturday, December 8 @ 10:00 am

    Carrie Quisenberry will be leading a sing-a-long of favorite holiday tunes. Come celebrate the season with singing, percussive instruments, and merry making. Songsheets will be provided.

  5. Contra and Square Dance – Bob & Laura Stein’s 60th Anniversary Dance!

    Saturday, December 15 @ 7:00 pm

    Band: Sting Rays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman); Caller: Many Favorite Callers. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association

  6. New Years Eve Contra and Square Dance

    Monday, December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - Tuesday, January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am

    Caller: Darlene Underwood, Band: The Johns

  7. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, January 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Julie Levy-Weston; Band: Askin for Trouble

  8. Harmonicas and More with The Springtails

    Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am

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


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

    Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 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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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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