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Ten Pound Fiddle Schedule Spring 2023 Ten Pound Fiddle Fiddle Scouts and Dance Schedule Spring 2023

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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. Violet Bell

    Postponed: Violet Bell

    Friday, March 24 @ 7:30 pm

    “In a crowded field of Americana artists who claim influence from disparate genres…. Violet Bell truly pushes against the limitations and expectations of genres and genders.. Ross’s soulful vocal gymnastics sound downright wild… defying stylistic bounds.” Indyweek

  2. Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss & Laurel Premo

    Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss & Laurel Premo + Fiddle’s Annual Membership Meeting

    Friday, March 31 @ 7:30 pm

    Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss and Laurel Premo, award-winning folk performers, have joined forces in a bewitchment of rich tones, deft movements and stories long untold. Through traditional songs familiar and arcane, this new trio celebrates the deep rhythms and subtle harmonies of America’s eldest musics.

    Annual Ten Pound Fiddle Membership Meeting, 6 pm – 7 pm. All are welcome. (Only) Fiddle members vote on any issues. Meet the Fiddle Board of Directors. Held at the UUMC before the concert.

  3. Youngman & Oldman feat. Peter Madcat Ruth (Frank Youngman, Mark Schrock, & Madcat Ruth)

    Youngman & Oldman feat. Peter Madcat Ruth (Frank Youngman, Mark Schrock, & Madcat Ruth)

    Saturday, April 1 @ 10:30 am

    This eclectic Michigan-based trio has a quirky repertoire performed on a variety of instruments that will delight children of all ages.

  4. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, April 1 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Patricia Reeser; Band: Call Us What You Will ( John Hatton, Mike Ross, Marilyn Branch, and Jim Cooper)

  5. 'Performer's Workshop' presented by James Keelaghan

    ‘Performer’s Workshop’ presented by James Keelaghan

    Wednesday, April 5 @ 6:00 pm

    You are invited to spend an evening exploring elements that make up a top notch artistic presentation.

  6. James Keelaghan - In Concert at THE ROBIN THEATRE

    SOLD OUT! James Keelaghan – In Concert at The Robin Theater

    Thursday, April 6 @ 7:30 pm

    James Keelaghan returns to the Fiddle in support of his CD release for 'Second Hand.'

  7. Lady of the Lake - Karrie Potter Richards, Pooh Stevenson, and Wanda Degen

    Lady of the Lake – Karrie Potter Richards, Pooh Stevenson, and Wanda Degen and many special guests

    Friday, April 14 @ 7:30 pm

    A forty-year anniversary celebration with special guests Doug Berch, Kay Rinker-O'Neil, Dave Langdon, John Mikelsavage, and Mike Ross

  8. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, April 15 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: TBA; Band: Big Fun

  9. April Verch and Cody Walters

    April Verch and Cody Walters

    Friday, April 21 @ 7:30 pm

    The Fiddle welcomes a world-class duo of virtuosic fiddle, dance, banjo & song from the Ottawa Valley to the Hills of Appalachia.

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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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