Upcoming events:

  1. Gender Neutral Dance Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, March 30 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Megan Wilson, Music: Banjo Tramps


    CANCELLED The Fretless – Sunday Concert

    Sunday, March 31 @ 7:00 pm

    “People ask us how to make a living in an instrumental folk band,” says second fiddle and viola player, Karrnnel Sawitsky. “My answer is simply put: ‘creatively.’” Sawitsky continues, “When our four voices meet at the center of agreement is when our music echoes most effectively. It’s not the sum of our parts. It’s the individual sum of the band.”

    2017 Juno Award Winners: Instrumental Album of the Year

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    The Matchsellers & Red Tail Ring: Old Time Duos

    Friday, April 5 @ 7:30 pm

    Based in Old-Time music, two incredibly talented and charming duos will share the stage in this exciting twin bill.

    The Matchsellers: "The first song I listened to was the one about the Pigeon and the Dove and I said "you're hired." -Larry Groce, NPR's Mountain Stage

    "The very best of the 21st century's minimalist and highly original folk music . . . a peerless duo." - American Roots UK.

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  4. Two Dance Event – English Country & Contra Dance – FREE

    Saturday, April 6 @ 2:00 pm

    2pm English Dance: Band: Josh, Steve & Susan, Caller: Cis Hinkle (Atlanta, GA); 7pm Contra Dance: Band: The Johns
    Caller: Cis Hinkle (Atlanta, GA)


    Sweet Water Warblers: Rachael Davis, May Erlewine, Lindsay Lou

    Friday, April 12 @ 7:30 pm

    Michigan songbirds, Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou and May Erlewine have each carved out successful careers on the American Roots Music circuit and have grown to respect each other's work. When they finally gelled into a potent musical force, it was natural - three singing sirens and multi-instrumentalists whose repertoire swings from gospel and bluegrass to soul and even joyful interpretations of pop. Their three-part vocal harmonies are sublime, and they trade instruments including mountain fiddle and banjo, uke, guitar and double bass.

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  6. Interactive Children’s Concert with Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady

    Saturday, April 13 @ 10:00 am

    Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 - 13 and their family for an Interactive Children's Concert

  7. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, April 20 @ 7:00 pm

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


    Pete Seeger – 100th Birthday Celebration, with Mark Dvorak and more

    Friday, April 26 @ 7:30 pm

    Chicago song leader extraordinaire Mark Dvorak headlines a full night of songs, community singing and stories surrounding the life of folk music icon, Pete Seeger (1919 - 2014). More performers and song leaders TBA. Lyric sheets provided.

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  9. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Dwayne Johnson, Music: Askin' for Trouble

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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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