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

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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:

  1. Sweet Water Warblers

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

    Thursday, January 27 @ 7:30 pm

    New Date TBA. 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.

  2. Sweet Water Warblers

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

    Friday, January 28 @ 7:30 pm

    New Date TBA. 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.

  3. Cancelled: 19th Mid-Winter Singing Festival Community Sing

    Friday, February 4 @ 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.

  4. Cancelled: 19th MWSF Saturday Workshops and Afternoon Community Sing

    Saturday, February 5 @ 11:00 am

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

  5. Postponed: Vance Gilbert

    Friday, February 11 @ 7:30 pm

    New Date TBA. “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! 

  6. Postponed: Katie Dahl and Kitty Donohoe: Twin Bill

    Friday, February 18 @ 7:30 pm

    New Date TBA “Katie Dahl’s songs aren’t just melodies and words, they’re journeys that are firmly grounded in a sense of place—beautiful, real landscapes that help you feel places that you may have never been before. That’s the very best kind of songwriting. - Dar Williams  ‘Kitty is making a name for herself in Irish America and you can see why from the high quality of the work here.‘ Irish Music Magazine.

  7. Postponed: Stella! and The Lesser Halves

    Friday, February 25 @ 7:30 pm

    New Date: Friday, Oct. 21. Tickets available in the fall. Stella! is the Michigan-based, singer-songwriting trio of Jo Serrapere, Jen Sygit, and Julianna Wilson. From comic relief to heartbreaking ballads, they accompany their three-part harmonies with guitar, banjo, upright bass, and percussion. For this special event, each member of Stella! will also perform with their respective lesser half: John Divine, Geoff Lewis, and Andy Wilson.

  8. Cancelled: Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward, Michigan Ukulele Extravaganza

    Friday, March 4 @ 7:30 pm

    The beloved ukulele duo of Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward will be the Friday night Ten Pound Fiddle concert as part of the weekend Michigan Ukulele Extravaganza, produced by Ben Hassenger and Music is the Foundation. Saturday activities will consist of workshops, strums and a children's concert. 

  9. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, March 5 @ 7:00 pm

    Special Dance Celebration of Life in honor of Laura Stein! Caller Gaye Fifer, Music TBA

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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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