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April 2017

Ann Reed – In Concert

Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Ann Reed

Long-time Fiddle-favorite, Minneapolis-based singer / songwriter Ann Reed will share her beautiful songs, and hysterical stories with us.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Cancelled – Melissa Ferrick

Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Melissa Ferrick

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Melissa Ferrick has cancelled her Friday, April 7 concert. See event for a letter from Melissa.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.

Hands-on Mountain Dulcimer with Wanda Degen

Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am

The Fiddle Scouts host Wanda Degen as she explains the basics of the Dulcimer.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $3-5 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

The Chenille Sisters – In Concert

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

A Chenille Sisters performance is a blending of three uniquely gifted souls into a musical phenomenon that's more poignant, funny and entertaining than any single performer anywhere - and oh, those exquisite harmonies!

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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September 2017

Rev. Robert B. Jones – in place of Luke Winslow-King – with opener The Dangling Participles

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

A last minute change brings the Reverend Robert B Jones to the fiddle stage. Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist. Lansing's The Dangling Participles open.

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Allen Market Place (The AMP) 1629 East Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48912 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Scott Ainslie

Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

"Ten Pound Fiddle is where I'll be spending my 65th birthday, playing for the community of listeners and celebrating a half century of guitar playing and live performing."

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Joe Crookston

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

"At every festival I hope to find the gift of one artist whose songwriting and performance stand out. Joe Crookston was that gift for me this year at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Stunning performance, great songs, and not a word wasted! I LOVE That!" David Francey - Songwriter Ontario

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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October 2017

Emma’s Revolution, featuring Pat Humphries and Sandy O.

Friday, October 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism, Emma's Revolution delivers the energy and strength of their convictions, in an uprising of truth and hope for these tumultuous times.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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From Scotland – Archie Fisher

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

"One of Britain's finest song interpreters" - SING OUT!

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Tunes and Tales by Tricia

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am

With a lifetime of sing a longs and stories to tell and 30 years of classroom experience,  Tricia is an experienced educator who will educate, entertain, and engage students of all ages.   

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $3-5 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

May Erlewine – CD Release

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
May Erlewine

Join May Erlewine for a heart opening, poignant journey as she releases her new record, Mother Lion. This hand picked and soulful band has crafted a very special evening of song meant to move you.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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From Toronto – The Fitzgeralds

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

"The Fitzgeralds are standout musicians in our Canadian music industry...The caliber of musicianship is very high- I think together they are beautiful blend of gorgeous fiddle music, and top rate, absolutely exhilarating dance routines." -Natalie MacMaster, Cape Breton Fiddling Sensation

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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November 2017

Joel Mabus

Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Joel Mabus

"Joel Mabus is one of contemporary folk music's most eclectic performers. A skilled guitar, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin player and melodic songwriter, Mabus has played everything from traditional folk tunes to bluegrass, blues, and original songs." -Craig Harris at AllMusic.com

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Organic Vaudeville Folk with Jack and Kitty

Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Jack and Kitty are an Emmy Award winning musical duo specializing in organic vaudeville and jug band folk. Based in Minnesota, they love to perform concerts nationwide and play a variety of folk instruments including: banjo, guitar, ukulele, washboard, jug, kazoo, harmonica and much more.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday,Ê$3-5 per child,Êcollected at FiddleÊScout meetings.

Women In The Arts Festival presents We’re Not Dead Yet, featuring Jamie Anderson, Dianne Davidson, and Deidre McCalla

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Dianne Davidson, Deidre McCalla, and Jamie Anderson perform in-the-round for an evening of humor and grace running the gamut from gut-wrenching blues to heartbreakingly tender ballads.

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Edgewood United Church 469 N Hagadorn Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Windborne – An A Cappella Quartet

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Co-produced with the Peace Education Center in conjunction with it's Alternative Holiday sale. "The singers of Windborne have a deep understanding, both musically and culturally, of the traditions from which they draw much of their repertoire. Their singing is a feast of a cappella harmony." -Peter Amidon

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Edgewood United Church 469 N Hagadorn Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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December 2017

The Bills – Quintet from Western Canada

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

"Their sound is panoramic, mischievous, fiercely unpretentious - and musically splendid" - Boston Globe

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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The Steel Wheels

Friday, December 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

"Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels" - NPR's Mountain Stage

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter, with Neill Campbell, Lindsay Snyder, Doug Berch and Ruelaine Stokes

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Don't miss this season's Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter, with special guests Neill Campbell, Pianist;
Lindsay Snyder, Vocalist; Doug Berch, Hammered Dulcimer; Ruelaine Stokes, Spoken Word. Lyric books provided.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$15 Public; $12 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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January 2018

The Blues Just Makes me Feel Good with John Latini

Saturday, January 6 @ 10:00 am

Learn blues songs from award winning songwriter and 3-time Detroit Blues Champ, John Latini in this children's blues workshop.  

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $3-5 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

Joshua Davis

Friday, January 12 @ 7:30 pm

Joshua Davis was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Michigan Fiddle Styles: Molly McBride; Ruby John; Judy Raber

Friday, January 19 @ 7:30 pm

Join your friends at the Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series when "The Fiddle" welcomes three of Michigan's favorite Old Time fiddlers for a night of tunes, songs and the stories behind the music.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Michigan Songwriters I: Siusan O’Rourke, Jamie-Sue Seal, Jen Sygit, Taylor Taylor

Friday, January 26 @ 7:30 pm

Join the Ten Pound Fiddle community as "The Fiddle" welcomes four talented Michigan songwriters for an evening of songs and stories.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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February 2018

MWSFF Pre-Concert Old Time Music Jam with Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

Friday, February 2 @ 5:30 pm

Join Bruce Molsky, Allison de Groot, and Stash Wyslouch for an Old Time Music Jam, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm, prior to the Friday night concert at the 16th Annual Mid-Winter Singing Festival.

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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MWSFF Concert with Tom Paxton, with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer and Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

Friday, February 2 @ 7:30 pm

Tom Paxton headlines the 16th Annual Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Joining him will be Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. Bruce Molsky and his Mountain Drifters will begin the show.

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$30 Floor Seats; $20 Balcony
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MWSFF Children’s Concert with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer

Saturday, February 3 @ 11:00 am

"Parents will be as entertained by the sublime musicianship and droll lyricism as the kids."
- Boston Globe

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
FREE

MWSFF Afternoon Workshops

Saturday, February 3 @ 12:00 pm

6-8 workshops involve singing, 4-6 workshops involve instruments. Workshop Leaders will be announced by Dec. 1, 2017

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Wristband, good for the whole afternoon. Students FREE!

MWSFF Community Sing with Robert Jones, May Erlewine, Matt Watroba, Mark Dvorak, Joel Mabus, Frank Youngman

Saturday, February 3 @ 7:30 pm

Do you love to sing?

Come sing great songs with fabulous song leaders on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at the 16th Annual Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival.

Lyric books provided. Just come and sing, with your community, all night long.

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Twin Bill – Irish Mythen & Amythyst Kiah

Friday, February 16 @ 7:30 pm

Come hear two of the hottest and up-and-coming performers in today's acoustic music world -
"Kiah is an important and innovative presence in contemporary traditional music. Describing herself as a "Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter," Amythyst has a repertoire that honors tradition while crossing genres to illuminate many common threads." ~ Sam Gleaves, The Bluegrass Situation

"I had no idea what to expect when this five foot nothing lady took the stage, all smiles and twinkling eyes and guitar. Then, she opened her mouth and out flew a voice that came straight from the Heavens with all the power and the glory and the truth of someone destined to be a singer. I've been blessed with seeing and hearing a lot of talented musicians in my life, but I have never experienced anyone quite like Irish Mythen. She is a force of nature and a gift from Almighty Herself."
~ Lisa Schwartz, Philadelphia Folk Festival

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Liz Carroll, with Jake Charron and Nic Gareiss

Friday, February 23 @ 7:30 pm

"Brilliant...She does more than run through her fingertwisting reels and sustained slow airs. Carroll - and her listeners - continually rediscover each melody." The New York Times

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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March 2018

Sound an Echo – Sara Pajunen and Rachael Kilgore

Friday, March 2 @ 7:30 pm

Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen bridge their distinct yet complimentary musical histories within traditional music.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Celtic Kids: Music and Stories of the Celts with Siusan and Zig

Saturday, March 3 @ 10:00 am

Award winning Irish duo, owners of the White Crow Conservatory of Music and parents of six, Siusan O'Rourke and Zig Zeitler bring the music and stories of the Celts to the Fiddle Scouts!

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $3-5 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

The Next Generation, from Wales – Calan

Friday, March 9 @ 7:30 pm

In tune with the St. Pat's Day season, the Fiddle features a young, spirited, energetic quintet from Wales.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Kitty Donohoe + St. Pat’s Day Party and Pub Sing

Friday, March 16 @ 7:30 pm

Join your friends and your community for local favorite Kitty Donahoe (7:30pm) followed by a Pub Sing (9pm), led by Sally Potter. There will be a cash bar, featuring two local craft brews, and complimentary coffee, tea, cider, cookies, and pretzels. Pub Sing song sheets will be provided. 

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Allen Market Place (The AMP) 1629 East Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48912 United States
$15 per ticket, available online or at the door, beginning at 6:30 pm.
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Tim Eriksen

Friday, March 23 @ 7:30 pm

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Michigan Songwriters II: Roger Brown, Monte Pride and Sam Corbin

Thursday, March 29 @ 7:30 pm

SPECIAL THURSDAY SHOW! The Fiddle features three fine Michigan-based singer songwriters in a round robin format at Lansing's Robin Theatre, REO Town.

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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April 2018

“Precious Memories” performed by Sue Massek

Friday, April 6 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Si Kahn, and performed by Sue Massek, this one woman musical is about the life of labor organizer and musician, Sarah Ogan Gunning.

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Story Rhythms with Karen Bonnici

Saturday, April 7 @ 10:00 am

As a storyteller, musician, and teaching artist Karen Bonnici Czarnik’s unique performances combine music and stories to teach, engage, encourage and tickle the funny bone. Her collaboration of character and tale reveal colorful images in the minds of listeners.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $3-5 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

Uncle Bonsai – An Incredible Trio from Seattle

Friday, April 13 @ 7:30 pm

"A folk-pop trio from Seattle, performs funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop" - NY Times

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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The Alt, with John Doyle, Eamon O’Leary & Cathy Jordan

Friday, April 20 @ 7:30 pm

Each player in The Alt is a leading light of today's folk scene and though this could be easily called a supergroup. At its heart, The Alt is really a celebration of friendship and song.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Diana Jones

Friday, April 27 @ 7:30 pm

"There is no place to hide on a stage when you play solo or with just one other musician and the award-winning Jones has it down to a fine art." --Joe Giltrap, Irish Post

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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May 2018

SOLD OUT – Le Vent du Nord

Wednesday, May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Le Vent du Nord

SPECIAL WEDNESDAY SHOW! "If you've seen them before, you already know. And if you've never seen them, words won't do them justice. Le Vent du Nord is one of the best bands touring today, no matter your musical taste" - SYRACUSE NEWS TIME

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Reggie Harris and Ken Whiteley – In Celebration of Pete Seeger!

Friday, May 4 @ 7:30 pm

Ken and Reggie will help the Fiddle celebrate Pete Seeger's 99th birthday (a day late). Come listen, and sing the songs we know, the songs Pete taught us. Together.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Canadian Roots & Children’s Music Legend Ken Whiteley

Saturday, May 5 @ 10:00 am

Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children's music.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $3-5 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.
September 2018

Music From the World Over with San (of Gemini) and Emily Slomovits

Saturday, September 8 @ 10:00 am
San and Emily Slomovits

Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3-13 and their family for fun with folk music.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $3-5 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, September 15 @ 7:00 pm

Band: Scarlet Runners String Band, Caller: Frank Buschelmann

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Central United Methodist Church 215 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
$10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $6 for students and first time dancers

Ukes and Steel with The Wilsons and Co. Pre-Concert Uke Strum with The Ukulele Kings

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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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 5:45 PM
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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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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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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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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:00 PM
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October 2018

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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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Looking Glass Music & Dance Festival

Friday, October 5 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday, October 6 @ 12:00 am
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One event on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

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

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Dewitt Township Community Center 16101 Brook Rd.
Lansing, MI 48906 United States
$85 weekend, $35 individual session

Looking Glass Music & Dance Festival

Saturday, October 6 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, October 7 @ 12:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

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

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Dewitt Township Community Center 16101 Brook Rd.
Lansing, MI 48906 United States
$85 weekend, $35 individual session

“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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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$15 one session; $25 for two sessions
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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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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Drummunity Drumming with Lori Fithian

Saturday, October 13 @ 10:00 am
Lori Fithian

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

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $3-5 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

Lonesome Ace Stringband – featuring banjo virtuoso Chris Coole

Friday, October 19 @ 7:30 pm

This is old-time music for today's old soul.

Chris Coole on banjo, John Showman on fiddle and Max Heineman on bass bring a deep respect for the roots of the music, a keen sense of innovation to the performance and material, and a passion for the sound that transcends both.

"Three of the most accomplished Old-Time musicians on the planet, the Lonesome Ace Stringband does a masterful job melding their talents"-Brad Kolodner (WAMU Washington, DC)

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, October 20 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Carol Steiner; Music: Mike Gleason, Myron Grant, Paul Winder

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Central United Methodist Church 215 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
$10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $6 for students and first time dancers

May Erlewine

Friday, October 26 @ 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

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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November 2018

Christine Lavin

Friday, November 2 @ 7:30 pm

GROUP KNITTING CIRCLE WITH CHRISTINE AT 6:30!  Click event to learn more... "Christine Lavin is an incredibly witty songwriter and storyteller, with a flair for the creative, the dramatic, and the humorous. It is precisely her take on the ordinary that makes her work so extraordinary." -Village Voice

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Playful Songs with Tiyi Schippers and David Bunce of Lake Effect

Saturday, November 3 @ 10:00 am

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

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $3-5 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, November 3 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Mike Clark, Music: Oh! Contraire

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Central United Methodist Church 215 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
$10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $6 for students and first time dancers

Moira Smiley hosts a Special Monthly Community Sing

Monday, November 5 @ 7:00 pm

Moira Smiley is a singer's singer, with such an engaging presence that you want to sing with her - no matter where the sound goes. If you love to sing, do not miss this evening of singing with one of the very, very best leaders of song.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$10 per person
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Laura Love, Women in the Arts Festival

Friday, November 9 @ 7:30 pm

"(LAURA LOVE) will shake the world. The clincher is her live show...She's that rare artist who can slip from sensitive folk to hip-hop without skipping a beat. -Utne Reader

Laura Love is an award winning "folk-funk" singer/songwriter/bassist who has been touring the world since the early 1990s.

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Edgewood United Church 469 N Hagadorn Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Sam Gleaves

Friday, November 16 @ 7:30 pm

Sam Gleaves is a leader in the next generation of exquisite folk singers. "Courageous as hell and country to the bone -- Amazingly talented Sam Gleaves, the best young songwriter around, heads into new territory with his brilliant album AIN'T WE BROTHERS, joined by a group of world-class musicians and singers. Varied, intelligent, moving - these songs stay with you." -Lee Smith, Appalachian author

Co-produced with the Peace Education Center and held in conjunction with its Alternative Holiday Sale

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Edgewood United Church 469 N Hagadorn Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, November 17 @ 7:00 pm

Prospect Hilltoppers (Sam Herman, Caleb Hofheinz, Richard Whitfield), Caller: Pat Reeser Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association

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Central United Methodist Church 215 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
$10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $6 for students and first time dancers

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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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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December 2018

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, December 1 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Laurie Pietravalle; Music: Scarlet Runner String Band

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Central United Methodist Church 215 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
$10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $6 for students and first time dancers

Annual Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter wsg Jamie-Sue Seal, Siusan O’Rourke, Doug Berch, poet Ruelaine Stokes 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, poet Ruelaine Stokes and pianist extraordinaire Doug Austin add vocals and accompaniment to this heartwarming, participatory evening.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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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.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $3-5 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

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

Saturday, December 15 @ 7:00 pm

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

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Central United Methodist Church 215 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
$10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $6 for students and first time dancers
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