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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    Liz Carroll with Jake Charron

    Friday, January 15 - Friday, January 29

    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

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

    Friday, January 29 - Friday, February 12

    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.

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

    Friday, February 12 - Friday, February 26

    October 1, 2010 Performance

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    Garnet Rogers, Archie Fisher, Jez Lowe, James Keelaghan

    Friday, February 26 - Friday, March 12

    Garnet Rogers and Archie Fisher (April 1, 2011); Archie Fisher (April 16, 2010); James Keelaghan (Nov. 5, 2010); Jez Lowe and James Keelaghan (Oct. 4, 2013)

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    The Outside Track – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

    Friday, March 12 - Friday, March 26

    March 15, 2019 Performance. A Scots, Irish, and Cape Breton fusion of songs, tunes and step dance, The Outside Track is a young, tight, very talented, high-energy quintet which combines immense talent from three shores.

  6. Second Opinion Reunion Concert, featuring Betsy Clinton, Pat Madden, and Sally Potter

    Friday, March 26 - Friday, April 16

    April 24, 2015 Performance

  7. Tom Paxton

    Friday, April 16 - Friday, May 7

    Tom Paxton April 19, 2013 performance.

  8. Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt
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    Mother’s Day Concert with Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt; Claudia Schmidt; Claudia Schmidt with Dean Magraw

    Friday, May 7 - Friday, May 28

    Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt (May 8, 2015; May 11, 2012); Claudia Schmidt (April 23, 2010; Sept. 28, 2008); Claudia Schmidt with Dean Magraw (Sept. 13, 1013) performances

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    Bill Staines

    Friday, May 28 - Friday, June 18

    Oct. 2, 2015 and April 5, 2013 performances. "Bill Staines has been my hero since 1977. He carries on where Woody left off-carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew." - Nanci Griffith

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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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