Upcoming events:


    Ukes and Steel with The Wilsons and Co. Pre-Concert Uke Strum with Ben Hassenger

    Friday, September 21 @ 7:30 pm

    What happens when four friends get together to plan a couple of sets of favorites? We'll find out! We do know that ukuleles, harmonicas, trumpets, pedal steel guitars, guitars, vocals, harmonies, along with a myriad of surprises, will be involved.

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    Mustard’s Retreat – CD Release

    Friday, September 28 @ 7:30 pm

    "However, the group actually started out as a trio ... and for a new album and current concerts, original member Libby Glover has rejoined David Tamulevich and Michael Hough. Her presence brings a whole new dimension to the Mustard's Retreat sound, yet the transition sounds just like it feels ... perfectly natural." - Bob Needham, Pulp, Ann Arbor

    "...music to cure what ails you." - Michigan Times

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    Jarlath Henderson – Sunday Concert

    Sunday, September 30 @ 7:00 pm

    Renowned primarily for his extraordinary prowess on Uilleann pipes and whistles, Henderson is fast emerging as an equally gifted vocalist. (Similar to last season's Le Vent Du Nord show) this very special Sunday concert is one of those extraordinary events you will not want to miss!

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    Don Julin Quartet – Thursday Concert

    Thursday, October 4 @ 7:30 pm

    Hear one of the world's best on mandolin, backed by familiar, stellar Michigan musicians, in the intimate Robin Theater for this very special Thursday night show with Don Julin on mandolin, Joe Wilson on dobro, Kevin Gills on bass and David Collini on cajon.

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  5. Looking Glass Music & Dance Festival

    Friday, October 5 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday, October 6 @ 12:00 am

    Caller: Beth Molaro; Music: Banjo Tramps & Mean Lids. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association.

  6. Looking Glass Music & Dance Festival

    Saturday, October 6 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, October 7 @ 12:30 am

    Caller: Beth Molaro; Music: Banjo Tramps & Mean Lids. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association.


    “Music of the 1960s” – Sunday Afternoon Two Audio/ Visual Presentations by Dick Rosemont, FBC Co-Founder

    Sunday, October 7 @ 1:00 pm

    1 - 3 pm: 1960s Rock Music Overview; 4 - 6 pm: The Rise and Influence of Motown. Dick Rosemont will present an entertaining and incisive look at the music environment of the 1960s. It was a significant period for changes in all aspects of culture and the music business. Hear some of the significant songs of the era and recordings that influenced future artists and styles. The first session provides a general overview of 1960s rock as it evolved musically, culturally, and commercially: from pre-Beatles pop to later-decade "acid rock." The second session looks at Motown and its influences, tracing the rise and success of the largest black-owned company in the country, and its impact on music culture.

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    Jen Sygit – CD release

    Friday, October 12 @ 7:30 pm

    Jen's fourth studio album "It's About Time," is produced by long time friend and collaborator Dominic John Davis (bassist for Jack White, Buddy Miller, North Mississippi Allstars, Joshua Davis). This new collection of original songs is an eclectic sonic journey drawing influence from a cross section of middle America, from the Gulf Shore sands to the Great Lakes basin. "It's About Time" was engineered at La Luna Recording & Sound in Kalamazoo by Ian Gorman and features a talented ensemble of players including Davis, Drew Howard, Mike Lynch, Geoff Lewis and Ross Huff.

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  9. Lori Fithian

    Drummunity Drumming with Lori Fithian

    Saturday, October 13 @ 10:00 am

    Lori Fithian is back by popular demand to lead another ”Drummunity” circle.


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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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