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December 2021

Holiday Sing with song leader Sally Potter, Doug Berch, Doug Austin and spoken word artist Ruelaine Stokes

Friday, December 10 @ 7:30 pm

For 17 years, song leader and banjoist Sally Potter has invited the community to sing holiday songs - together. With familiar faces Doug Austin on the grand piano and Doug Berch on hammered dulcimer, Potter and special guests lead familiar selections surrounding winter, Solstice, peace, Christmas, and beyond. Lyric sheets provided.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Cancelled – New Years Eve Contra and Square Dance

December 31, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - January 1, 2022 @ 12:00 am

New Years Eve Dance with Gaye Fifer and The John’s.
Come to celebrate Christy and John English’s anniversary!

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Dewitt Township Community Center 16101 Brook Rd.
Lansing, MI 48906 United States
$18 for non-members, $15 for members and $8 for students

January 2022

POSTPONED: The Chenille Sisters, wsg The Royal Garden Trio

January 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY MAY 20, 2022.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM

Frank Youngman and Seth Bernard

January 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Frank Youngman and Seth Barnard

Singing Festival favorite and Lost World String Band founder, Frank Youngman teams up with Earthworks Music founder, songwriter and environmental activist Seth Bernard for a night of these two great friends sharing music, stories and fun.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Night 1: Sweet Water Warblers: Rachael Davis, May Erlewine, Lindsay Lou

January 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Sweet Water Warblers

Michigan's favorite songbirds Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou, and May Erlewine, return to the Fiddle for TWO NIGHTS (Thursday & Friday) of the organic vocal harmonies and seamlessly interwoven instrumentation that leaves listeners breathless.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Night 2: Sweet Water Warblers: Rachael Davis, May Erlewine, Lindsay Lou

January 28, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Sweet Water Warblers

Michigan's favorite songbirds Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou, and May Erlewine, return to the Fiddle for TWO NIGHTS (Thursday & Friday) of the organic vocal harmonies and seamlessly interwoven instrumentation that leaves listeners breathless.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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February 2022

19th Mid-Winter Singing Festival Community Sing

February 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

On Friday night, singer, song leader and Baltimore native Lea Gilmore will join Singing Festival favorites Mark Dvorak and Joel Mabus for one night of high energy community singing. Lyric booklets provided.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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19th MWSF Children’s Concert, Singing Workshops, Afternoon Community Sing

February 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am

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

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Saturday wristbands will be on sale at site. Students free.

Vance Gilbert

February 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

“If Joni Mitchell and Richie Havens had a love child, with Rodney Dangerfield as the midwife, the results might have been something close to the great Vance Gilbert.” It has been too long since Gilbert has given a Fiddle show. We welcome him back! 

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Katie Dahl and Kitty Donohoe: Twin Bill

February 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

“Katie Dahl’s songs aren’t just melodies and words, they’re journeys that are firmly grounded in a sense of place—beautiful, real landscapes that help you feel places that you may have never been before. That’s the very best kind of songwriting. - Dar Williams  ‘Kitty is making a name for herself in Irish America and you can see why from the high quality of the work here.‘ Irish Music Magazine.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Stella! and The Lesser Halves

February 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Stella! is the Michigan-based, singer-songwriting trio of Jo Serrapere, Jen Sygit, and Julianna Wilson. From comic relief to heartbreaking ballads, they accompany their three-part harmonies with guitar, banjo, upright bass, and percussion. For this special event, each member of Stella! will also perform with their respective lesser half: John Divine, Geoff Lewis, and Andy Wilson.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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March 2022

Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward, Michigan Ukulele Extravaganza

March 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

The beloved ukulele duo of Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward will be the Friday night Ten Pound Fiddle concert as part of the weekend Michigan Ukulele Extravaganza, produced by Ben Hassenger and Music is the Foundation. Saturday activities will consist of workshops, strums and a children's concert. 

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Contra and Square Dance

March 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Special Dance Celebration of Life in honor of Laura Stein! Caller Gaye Fifer, Music TBA

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Central United Methodist Church 215 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
$10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $6 for students and first time dancers

Irish Quartet, Téada

March 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day week, this veteran Irish band presents both fine instrumentals and outstanding vocal performances. Do you love Celtic music? Do not miss this show!  

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Ray Kamalay and His Red Hot Peppers + Annual Board Meeting

March 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

In the early 1930’s America enjoyed a heyday of small band jazz... hot jazz, laced with exciting improvisation, ballads - blue and melancholy, and stories of joy and tragedy. Ray Kamalay and his Red Hot Peppers are reminiscent of this peculiar era. With some of the finest players in the United States, they play this music with all the excitement and sentiment typical of the period. 

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.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Crys Matthews and Heather Mae

March 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Award-winning songwriter, Crys Matthews teams up with energetic Heather Mae to present a night of rich material, smooth harmonies, a few sing-alongs and a lot of fun. 

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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April 2022

Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt

April 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

A favorite of Ten Pound Fiddle audiences, Sally and Claudia have shared their talent both as solo artists and as a duo.  Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers have been weaving their voices, dulcimers, and guitars together for decades, creating an atmosphere of joy and musical lushness that audiences find so irresistible, they frequently join right in.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Contra and Square Dance

April 2, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Special Dance in Celebration of Renee and Steve Johnson’s 50th Anniversary! Caller Darlene Underwood with the Latter Day Lizards!

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Central United Methodist Church 215 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
$10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $6 for students and first time dancers

Susan Werner 

April 8, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

As audiences will testify, Werner’s been knocking it out of the park – or concert hall – all around the U.S. for twenty years. Renowned as a charismatic performer, she’s known above all for challenging herself to conquer new styles, almost like mountaintops, every few years. Every 3-4 seasons, Werner returns to the Fiddle to share where her musical travels have taken her.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Chris Coole

April 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

"Renowned for his clawhammer banjo picking, Coole now establishes himself as a gripping songwriter." - Roddy Campbell, Penguin Eggs Magazine
Chris Coole is a Canadian folk musician who was last at the Fiddle with his Lonesome Ace Stringband. He is known for his interpretation of Southern old-time music, as well as his original songs and instrumentals played on clawhammer banjo and guitar.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Emma´s Revolution: Pat Humphries and Sandy O.

April 29, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Emma's Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism, Emma’s Revolution delivers an uprising of truth and hope for these tumultuous times.

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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May 2022

Lynn Miles – Wednesday Show

May 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Co-produced with The Robin Theatre, in Lansing´s REO Town. Her 2018 Fiddle show at the Robin Theatre was magical; everyone in the room felt lucky to be there. This is her re-scsheduled, Spring 2020 show. 
“If it is possible to be addicted in one single hearing, that's how hard I fell for Miles' music and voice.” — Arthur Wood, Maverick Magazine

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves – Wednesday Show

May 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Co-produced with The Robin Theatre, in Lansing's REO Town. Already leaders in the young generation of roots musicians, de Groot has become known for her intricate clawhammer banjo work with Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, while Hargreaves has brought her powerhouse fiddling to the stage with Gillian Welch and Laurie Lewis. Together they create a sound that is adventurous, masterful, and original, as they expand on the eccentricities of these old songs, while never losing sight of what makes them endure.

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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The Chenille Sisters, wsg The Royal Garden Trio

May 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

From Ann Arbor, the Chenille Sisters return to the same building where they played their first Ten Pound Fiddle performance 30 years ago.    Word was out. That night, the Copper Chimney Lounge was packed to the brim. For this show, we'll be in the much larger sanctuary. The night will begin with a shorter set by the incredibly talented, Michigan-based Royal Garden Trio.  

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Sound an Echo: Sara Pajunen and Rachael Kilgour – Wednesday Show

May 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

In Sound an Echo, Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen bridge their distinct yet complementary musical histories within traditional music from their European heritages. What happens when a Finnish fiddler extraordinaire teams up with a veteran singer songwriter? Magic. These Minnesota natives match energy, speed and intonation and deliver an evening of solid sound and song.

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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September 2022

From Scotland, Old Blind Dogs

September 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Old Blind Dogs

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

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NEW VENUE – University United Methodist Church (UUMC) 1120 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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