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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. Joel Mabus

    Joel Mabus

    Friday, October 6 @ 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

  2. Corn Potato String Band at The Robin Theatre

    Corn Potato String Band at The Robin Theatre

    Thursday, October 12 @ 8:00 pm

    Co-presented with the Robin Theatre. This trio of virtuoso multi-instrumentalists are immensely fun. Performing expertly curated songs from bygone eras, in antiquated styles, they deliver delightful and memorable shows every time.

  3. Annie Capps and a Band of Badass Women

    Annie Capps and a Band of Badass Women

    Friday, October 13 @ 7:30 pm

    Featuring Annie Bacon, Fay Burns, Emily Slomovits, Sara Gibson, Julianna Wilson and a few more... what does Annie Capps have in store?

  4. John Doyle

    John Doyle

    Friday, October 20 @ 7:30 pm

    You have seen him in Solas or playing with Liz Carroll. Don't miss this very rare solo visit by one of Celtic musics superstars!

  5. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, October 21 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Mike Clark; Band: Purple Martins

  6. A Duo of Duos: The Dangling Participles, and Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis

    A Duo of Duos: The Dangling Participles and Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis

    Friday, October 27 @ 7:30 pm

    Two of Michigan's finest acoustic duos team up for a night of original songs, old favorites, and a lot of laughs.

  7. May Erlewine

    May Erlewine

    Friday, November 3 @ 7:30 pm

    May Erlewine returns to her roots to present a rare, acoustic performance. Now an annual Fiddle event, May presents masterful songs describing real people living real lives in today's world.

  8. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, November 4 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Rick Szumski; Band: Banjo Tramps

  9. Violet Bell - Wednesday Show

    Violet Bell at the Robin Theatre

    Wednesday, November 8 @ 7:30 pm

    “In a crowded field of Americana artists who claim influence from disparate genres…. Violet Bell truly pushes against the limitations and expectations of genres and genders.. Ross’s soulful vocal gymnastics sound downright wild… defying stylistic bounds.” -Indyweek

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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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