Spring 2023 Season Flyer

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Ten Pound Fiddle Schedule Spring 2023 Ten Pound Fiddle Fiddle Scouts and Dance Schedule Spring 2023

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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 2021-2022 concert and dance tickets, and the Ten Pound Fiddle community's highest level of gratitude.  

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Upcoming Events:


    From Scotland, Tannahill Weavers 

    Friday, February 10 @ 7:30 pm

    "An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." - New York Times

  2. Ruby John and John Warstler

    Ruby John and John Warstler

    Friday, February 17 @ 7:30 pm

    Ruby John has been captivating audiences with her driving fiddle style. She with John Warstler will present a night full of a variety of fiddle tunes, sing some songs, and tell stories of Ruby's life in her journey to blend her fiddling with her Native heritage.

  3. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, February 18 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Laurie Pietravaile; Band: The Johns

  4. Cassie and Maggie

    From Nova Scotia, Cassie & Maggie

    Friday, February 24 @ 7:30 pm

    “With songs ranging from heartbreakingly beautiful and soft to loud and boisterous, Cassie and Maggie's sisterly voices blend in such a way that you automatically know it is genetic… theirs are voices that wrap themselves around each other more than others.” -No Depression


    Matt Watroba and Anne Hills 

    Friday, March 3 @ 7:30 pm

    Old friends Anne Hills and Matt Watroba will join together to share a night of new songs and old favorites.

  6. Lori Fithian

    Drummunity Percussion Experience with Lori Fithian

    Saturday, March 4 @ 10:30 am

    Celebrate the return of Fiddle Scouts with the return of Lori Fithian and her “Drummunity” circle!

  7. Afternoon: English Country; Evening: Contra & Square Dance

    Saturday, March 4 @ 2:00 pm

    English : Gaye Fifer Meg Dedolph, Jonathan Whitall & Peter Martin
    Contra: Gaye Fifer Debbie Jackson, Josh Burdich & Susie Lorand


    Deidre McCalla

    Friday, March 10 @ 7:30 pm

    Singer-songwriter Deidre McCalla, the "dreadlocked troubadour" celebrates the power and diversity of the human spirit.


    From Ireland, Karan Casey Trio

    Thursday, March 16 @ 7:30 pm

    "...the Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris." - WASHINGTON POST

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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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