New this year!
Purchase your membership online

While all events are open to the public, membership to the Lansing Area Folksong Society is available to anyone who would like to join. We’ve added three new levels of membership this year for those who wish to further support the Ten Pound Fiddle financially.

Purchase Membership
Your membership card will be mailed to you.

Help keep the Lansing area music and dance community thriving! Consider making a tax deductible donation to the Lansing Area Folk Society.

All donations help the Ten Pound Fiddle underwrite the two-hour folk music radio show, “Folk with Matt Watroba,” heard Sundays from 6-8 pm, on WKAR radio, 90.5 FM and streamed via WKAR.ORG

Upcoming events:

  1. BUY TICKETS

    Cancelled – Low Lily, including fiddler Lissa Schneckenburger

    Friday, April 17 @ 7:30 pm

    " an incredible knack for putting a little pop twist on a traditional folk/Americana sound... it’s a blend that works beautifully."PopMatters

  2. Cancelled – Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm

    Band: Scarlet Runner String Band with Caller: Maeve Devlin. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association.

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    Cancelled – Emma’s Revolution, with Pat Humphries and Sandy O.

    Friday, April 24 @ 7:30 pm

    Emma's Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism, Emma’s Revolution delivers an uprising of truth and hope for these tumultuous times.

  4. Cancelled – Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, May 2 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: TBA, Music: TBA

  5. Cancelled – Year End Party: Come dance and sing to your favorite Fiddle Scouts tunes

    Saturday, May 9 @ 10:00 am

    Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 - 13 and their family for our Year End Party!

  6. Cancelled – Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, May 16 @ 7:00 pm

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

  7. Cancelled – Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, June 6 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: TBA, Music: TBA

  8. Cancelled – Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, June 20 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Gaye Fifer, Music: Luke Panning & friends. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association.

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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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