2023-2024 Season Flyer

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2023 Fall Schedule 2024 Concerts, Fiddle Scouts and Dance Schedule

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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

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Membership to the Lansing Area Folksong Society is available to anyone who would like to join.

Members receive $2-5 off every concert and dance ticket, and the Ten Pound Fiddle community's highest level of gratitude.

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Upcoming Events:

  1. 20th Annual Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter wsg Doug Austin, Doug Berch and Ruelaine Stokes

    20th Annual Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter wsg Doug Austin, Doug Berch, Ruelaine Stokes and special guest Cruz Villarreal

    Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 pm

    For 20 years, song leader and banjoist Sally Potter has invited the community to sing holiday songs - together. With familiar faces Doug Austin on the grand piano and Doug Berch on hammered dulcimer, and spoken word artist Ruelaine Stokes, Potter leads familiar selections surrounding winter, Solstice, peace, Christmas, and beyond. Lyric sheets provided.

  2. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, December 16 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Dwayne Johnson
    Band: The Scarlet Runner String Band

  3. New Years Eve Contra and Square Dance

    December 31, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - January 1, 2024 @ 12:15 am

    Celebrating John and Christy English! Caller: Gaye Fifer; Band: The Johns. Come early for the potluck!

  4. Contra and Square Dance

    January 6, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Julie Levy-Weston
    Band: Askin for Trouble

  5. True Blues: Cedric Watson and Corey Harris

    True Blues: Cedric Watson and Corey Harris

    January 12, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

    Two masters of the blues together for one very special evening!

  6. Liz Carroll and Nic Gareiss and Allison De Groot

    Liz Carroll and Nic Gareiss and Allison de Groot

    January 19, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

    Chicago Irish fiddler Liz Carroll joins Old Time banjoist Allison De Groot and percussive dancer extraordinaire Nic Gareiss for a night of music and dance exploration.

  7. Contra and Square Dance

    January 20, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Martha Vanderkolk
    Band: Myron, Luke, and Jacob

  8. Song Leaders: Robert B. Jones, Joel Mabus, Frank Youngman, and a very special guest.

    Mid-Winter Singing Festival Friday Night Community Sing

    February 2, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

    The 20th Mid-Winter Singing Festival starts with the huge Community Sing, led by veterans Robert B. Jones, Joel Mabus, Frank Youngman, and a very special guest (TBA in November). Lyric sheets provided.

  9. Lake Effect Family Band

    MWSF Children’s Concert – Lake Effect Family Band

    February 3, 2024 @ 11:00 am

    Northern Michigan family roots band with tight harmonies, hilarious original songs and traditional music.

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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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