Folk Music & Dance Bringing the best of to Mid-Michigan since 1975. VIEW THE SCHEDULE Sweet Water Warblers: Rachael Davis, May Erlewine, Lindsay Lou
TWO NIGHTS! Thursday, January 27th and Friday, January 28, 2022
Songwriting VIEW THE SCHEDULE Yellow Room Gang
Friday, September 24, 2021
Traditional Folk VIEW THE SCHEDULE Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Activism VIEW THE SCHEDULE Reggie Harris
Friday, November 19, 2021
Contemporary
Acoustic Roots
VIEW THE SCHEDULE Jake Blount and His Band
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Contra Dances VIEW THE SCHEDULE Music and Movement with Musicians VIEW THE SCHEDULE Mid-Winter Singing Festival Community Sing, Singing Workshops and Children's Concert SEE FESTIVAL EVENTS Community Sing Song Leader Lea Gilmore Friday, February 4, 2022 Community Singing SEE SINGING EVENTS Emma´s Revolution: Pat Humphries and Sandy O.
Friday, April 29, 2022
2021-2022 Season Flyer
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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

Purchase or renew your membership online

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:

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    Holiday Sing with song leader Sally Potter, Doug Berch, Doug Austin and spoken word artist Ruelaine Stokes

    Friday, December 10 @ 7:30 pm

    For 17 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, Potter and special guests lead familiar selections surrounding winter, Solstice, peace, Christmas, and beyond. Lyric sheets provided.

  2. Cancelled – New Years Eve Contra and Square Dance

    December 31, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - January 1, 2022 @ 12:00 am

    New Years Eve Dance with Gaye Fifer and The John’s.
    Come to celebrate Christy and John English’s anniversary!

  3. POSTPONED: The Chenille Sisters, wsg The Royal Garden Trio

    January 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

    POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY MAY 20, 2022.

  4. Frank Youngman and Seth Barnard
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    Frank Youngman and Seth Bernard

    January 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

    Singing Festival favorite and Lost World String Band founder, Frank Youngman teams up with Earthworks Music founder, songwriter and environmental activist Seth Bernard for a night of these two great friends sharing music, stories and fun.

  5. Sweet Water Warblers
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    Night 1: Sweet Water Warblers: Rachael Davis, May Erlewine, Lindsay Lou

    January 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

    Michigan's favorite songbirds Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou, and May Erlewine, return to the Fiddle for TWO NIGHTS (Thursday & Friday) of the organic vocal harmonies and seamlessly interwoven instrumentation that leaves listeners breathless.

  6. Sweet Water Warblers
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    Night 2: Sweet Water Warblers: Rachael Davis, May Erlewine, Lindsay Lou

    January 28, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

    Michigan's favorite songbirds Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou, and May Erlewine, return to the Fiddle for TWO NIGHTS (Thursday & Friday) of the organic vocal harmonies and seamlessly interwoven instrumentation that leaves listeners breathless.

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    19th Mid-Winter Singing Festival Community Sing

    February 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

    On Friday night, singer, song leader and Baltimore native Lea Gilmore will join Singing Festival favorites Mark Dvorak and Joel Mabus for one night of high energy community singing. Lyric booklets provided.

  8. 19th MWSF Children’s Concert, Singing Workshops, Afternoon Community Sing

    February 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am

    The MWSF Saturday events provide another opportunity for our community to sing and play music - together!

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    Vance Gilbert

    February 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

    “If Joni Mitchell and Richie Havens had a love child, with Rodney Dangerfield as the midwife, the results might have been something close to the great Vance Gilbert.” It has been too long since Gilbert has given a Fiddle show. We welcome him back! 

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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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