Welcome to the
2020-2021 Concert Season
AND MANY MORE!

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From the Fiddle Archives -
Enjoy Twenty Great Shows!
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Membership to the Lansing Area Folksong Society is available to anyone who would like to join. Last year we added three additional levels of membership for those who wish to further support the Ten Pound Fiddle Financially. Membership cards will not be needed this year, but your membership will be recorded. Your membership will continue to support folk programs and online concerts.

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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

Upcoming Streaming Events:

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  2. Connie Kaldor

    Friday, October 23 - Friday, November 6

    February 28, 2014 performance. "...quirky, often wickedly funny." -Regina Leader-Post

  3. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

    Friday, November 6 - Friday, November 20

    Feb. 10, 2012 performance

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    Joel Mabus

    Friday, November 20 - Friday, December 11

    Dec. 4, 2015 and Jan. 16, 2009 performances. "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

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    Holiday Sing Highlights, hosted by Sally Potter

    December 11, 2020 - January 1, 2021

    Various highlights from over the years featuring Doug Berch, Doug Austin and many others.

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    Anne Hills and Michael Smith

    January 1, 2021 - January 15, 2021

    September 27, 2013 performance.

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    Liz Carroll with Jake Charron

    January 15, 2021 - January 29, 2021

    Feb. 22, 2013 performance. "Brilliant...She does more than run through her fingertwisting reels and sustained slow airs. Carroll - and her listeners - continually rediscover each melody." The New York Times

  8. Ten Pound Fiddle Photo Slideshow
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    Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival Highlights

    January 29, 2021 - February 12, 2021

    Various performances including Frank Youngman, Mark Dvorak, Joel Mabus, Pat Madden, Rev. Robert B. Jones, Kim and Reggie Harris, Dan Chouinard, and The Festival Choir from throughout the years.

  9. Rev. Robert B. Jones and Sister Bernice Jones
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    Rev. Robert B. Jones and Sister Bernice Jones

    February 12, 2021 - February 26, 2021

    October 1, 2010 Performance

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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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