Spring 2023 Season Flyer

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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. MWSF Community Sing

    19th Mid-Winter Singing Festival Community Sing

    Friday, February 3 @ 7:30 pm

    On Friday night, Jean Chorazyczewski and Lori Fithian will join Singing Festival favorites Mark Dvorak and Joel Mabus for one night of high energy community singing. Lyric booklets provided.

  2. Mark Dvorak’s Children’s Concert

    Saturday, February 4 @ 11:00 am

    Chicago native and Singing Festival favorite Mark Dvorak will give his signature Children's Concert at 11 am on Saturday, February 4, 2023 as part of the 19th Annual Mid-Winter Singing Festival.

  3. 19th MWSF Saturday Workshops and Afternoon Community Sing

    Saturday, February 4 @ 11:00 am

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

  4. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, February 4 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Rick Szumski; Band: Banjo Tramps


    From Scotland, Tannahill Weavers 

    Friday, February 10 @ 7:30 pm

    "An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." - New York Times

  6. Ruby John and John Warstler

    Ruby John and John Warstler

    Friday, February 17 @ 7:30 pm

    Ruby John has been captivating audiences with her driving fiddle style. She with John Warstler will present a night full of a variety of fiddle tunes, sing some songs, and tell stories of Ruby's life in her journey to blend her fiddling with her Native heritage.

  7. Contra and Square Dance

    Saturday, February 18 @ 7:00 pm

    Caller: Laurie Pietravaile; Band: The Johns

  8. Cassie and Maggie

    From Nova Scotia, Cassie & Maggie

    Friday, February 24 @ 7:30 pm

    “With songs ranging from heartbreakingly beautiful and soft to loud and boisterous, Cassie and Maggie's sisterly voices blend in such a way that you automatically know it is genetic… theirs are voices that wrap themselves around each other more than others.” -No Depression


    Matt Watroba and Anne Hills 

    Friday, March 3 @ 7:30 pm

    Old friends Anne Hills and Matt Watroba will join together to share a night of new songs and old favorites.

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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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