Upcoming events:


    Phil Ochs Song Night, with Reggie Harris, Greg Greenway, Tom Prasado-Rao, Pat Wictor, and host Sonny Ochs

    Friday, September 13 @ 7:30 pm

    An evening of Phil Ochs songs hosted by Sonny Ochs, Phil’s sister. The focus will be less on the man, more on his indelible legacy of music and its uncanny relevancy. Interpreting his songs will be four of the most adept and compelling voices of the modern acoustic music scene: Reggie Harris, Tom Prasada-
    Rao, Pat Wictor, and Greg Greenway.


    Dennis Stroughmatt and L’esprit Creole (Trio)

    Friday, September 20 @ 7:30 pm

    With driving fiddle tunes, haunting ballads, fast paced “chanson a répondre” (response songs) and even some Mississippi river swing, this is a band that inspires, entertains and dares you not to enjoy it.


    Bill Staines

    Friday, September 27 @ 7:30 pm

    "Bill Staines has been my hero since 1977. He carries on where Woody left off-carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew." - Nanci Griffith


    Tannahill Weavers

    Friday, October 4 @ 7:30 pm

    Scottish trailblazers the Tannahill Weavers return to East Lansing! Join them as they perform their favourite tunes and songs with bagpipes, fiddle, flute, harmony vocals, and plenty of laughs. For 2019 they've got the inimitable Mike Katz on bagpipes - don't miss it! Remember Celtic Music + Humor = FUN.


    May Erlewine – CD Release

    Friday, October 11 @ 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


    “Mother Jones in Heaven” – A Musical by Si Kahn (Wednesday)

    Wednesday, October 16 @ 7:30 pm

    Mother Jones In Heaven - a musical by Si Kahn starring Vivian Nesbitt as “Mother” Jones, with musical accompaniment by John Dillon. Legendary labor organizer “Mother”Jones looks back over her life in story and song. Kahn's musical reveals profound insights, interwoven with hilarious tales of a hellion in her prime.


    Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds

    Friday, October 18 @ 7:30 pm

    Led by dynamic, multi-instrumentalist front-woman Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds create music that is equally danceable, intelligent and vulnerable. They incorporate indie-pop melodies, global-infused beats, rock guitar riffs and folk sensibilities in a high-energy live show which leaves every listener in a higher place than when it began.


    Joel Mabus

    Friday, October 25 @ 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


    Asaran Earth Trio

    Friday, November 1 @ 7:30 pm

    “They perform their spectacular harmonies and scatting with percussive rhythm accompaniment. (…) When they sing traditional songs these women demonstrate their real vocal prowess.” - Songlines

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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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