Upcoming events:


    The Seamus Egan Project

    Friday, February 22 @ 7:30 pm

    Seamus Egan (Solas, Shanachie Records) teams up with composer and guitarist Kyle Sanna, and multi-instrumentalist Owen Marshall (The Press Gang, Haas, Walsh and Marshall) to present an incredible evening of world-class music, steeped in the Celtic tradition.

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    Strangers in the Night: The Bands of Elderly Instruments

    Friday, March 1 @ 7:30 pm

    Come enjoy a night of music from folks who sell instruments by day, and then play them after hours. "Strangers in the Night," is just one of the evening's five bands which features employees and friends of Lansing's world-renowned music store, Elderly Instruments.

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  3. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, March 2 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Bob Stein, Music: Banjo Tramps


    ANNUAL PUB SING at The AMP 7:30pm: Finvarra’s Wren, 9pm Pub Sing, led by Sally Potter

    Friday, March 8 @ 7:30 pm

    Detroit-area quartet, Finvarra's Wren, will present a set of Irish songs and tunes, followed by a Pub Sing, led by song leader Sally Potter. Lyric sheets provided. Crafts beer available, refreshments provided.

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  5. Community Songs for all ages with Joe Reilly

    Saturday, March 9 @ 10:00 am

    Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with Songwriter Joe Reilly.


    The Outside Track – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

    Friday, March 15 @ 7:30 pm

    A Scots, Irish, and Cape Breton fusion of songs, tunes and step dance, The Outside Track is a young, tight, very talented, high-energy quintet which combines immense talent from three shores. On the weekend of St. Pat's Day, don't miss live Celtic music at its finest!

    Annual Ten Pound Fiddle Membership Meeting, 6 pm - 7 pm. All are welcome. (Only) Fiddle members vote on any issues. Meet the Fiddle Board of Directors. MSU Community Music School, East Lansing.

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  7. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, March 16 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Dwayne Johnson, Music: Scarlet Runner String Band. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association.


    Crys Matthews

    Friday, March 22 @ 7:30 pm

    Presenting songs of our times, "Crys Matthews is a necessary voice. Her depth coupled with her openness and approachability is unmatched. She has a spark that is contagious and shares music that unites us and makes us think." Viviana Benitez, Associate Producer at Lincoln Center and 2017 NewSong judge

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  9. Gender Neutral Dance Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, March 30 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Megan Wilson, Music: Banjo Tramps

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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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