Folk Music & Dance Bringing the best of to Mid-Michigan since 1975. VIEW THE SCHEDULE Sweet Water Warblers: Rachael Davis, May Erlewine, Lindsay Lou
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
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. Streaming from the Archives: Ann Reed – In Concert including Sistrum and Singing Night with Ann Reed

    Friday, August 20 - Friday, September 17

    Ann Reed in Concert, including Sistrum (Jan. 22, 2012) and Singing Night with Ann Reed (May 2, 2014) performances. Long-time Fiddle-favorite, Minneapolis-based singer / songwriter Ann Reed will share her beautiful songs, and hysterical stories with us.

  2. 9/11 Memorial

    Streaming Audio: 9/14/ 2001 Benefit Concert for 9/11 Victims

    Wednesday, September 8 - Friday, September 17

    Four michigan acts come together three days after the 9/11 attacks for a very moving night of contemplation and community to benefit relief organizations.

  3. Old Blind Dogs

    POSTPONED From Scotland, Old Blind Dogs

    Friday, September 17 @ 7:30 pm

    "The Old Blind Dogs play with a compelling energy and intoxicating rhythm," says The Scotsman, “ players and audience seem to share a wild ecstasy of emotion."


    Yellow Room Gang

    Friday, September 24 @ 7:30 pm

    When seven singer songwriters gather to swap real-life songs and stories, things could get a little intense, but Yellow Room Gang members Annie Capps, Kitty Donohoe, David Tamulevich, Jan Krist, David Barrett, Matt Watroba, and Jim Bizer keep it all light and lively.


    Joshua Davis

    Friday, October 1 @ 7:30 pm

    Since his third place finish in The Voice, Joshua Davis has shared his poignant songs and smooth presentation with the nation. To Mid-Michigan, he is an old friend returning for what is now his annual Ten Pound Fiddle show.


    Ten Pound Fiddle 47th Birthday Party! Peter ´Madcat´ Ruth and C.A.R.Ma

    Friday, October 8 @ 7:30 pm

    Peter ´Madcat´ Ruth will introduce his new band, C.A.R.Ma, we'll have birthday cake, and set up a separate room full of recently donated used CDs for Fiddle Scouts fund-raising sale. Come see your friends, have some cake, check out the recordings, and enjoy the sounds of Madcat and CARMa.


    May Erlewine

    Friday, October 15 @ 7:30 pm

    Michigan's May Erlewine returns to the Fiddle to give a rare solo performance. Don't miss this opportunity to experience wonderful songs penned by this marvelous singer.
    "May Erlewine has the sort of soul-baring voice that moves the Alan Lomaxes of the world to abandon the ivory tower for the back roads of rural America." - The Harvard Independent


    Jake Blount and His Band – Thursday Show

    Thursday, October 21 @ 7:30 pm

    “Jake Blount is a brilliant banjoist, fiddle player and singer... his fingering thrilling and pacy, his voice charismatic and limber.” - Jude Rogers, The Guardian
    Jake Blount and His Band are playing a huge festival in Champaign, IL on Friday night. They will make a stop here on Thursday and share his authentic Old Time sound. In the same vein as Rhiannon Gibbons and Amythyst Kiah, make sure to catch this rising star in an intimate venue.


    Low Lily, featuring Lissa Schneckenburger

    Friday, October 22 @ 7:30 pm

    " an incredible knack for putting a little pop twist on a traditional folk/Americana sound... it’s a blend that works beautifully."-PopMatters
    The Fiddle catches this Boston-based band on a rare Midwest tour. This trio does a marvelous job interpreting songs and tunes from all genres, with the help of fiddler extraordinaire, Lissa Schneckenburger.

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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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