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March 2018

Tim Eriksen

Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Michigan Songwriters II: Roger Brown, Monte Pride and Sam Corbin

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

SPECIAL THURSDAY SHOW! The Fiddle features three fine Michigan-based singer songwriters in a round robin format at Lansing's Robin Theatre, REO Town.

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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April 2018

“Precious Memories” performed by Sue Massek

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Si Kahn, and performed by Sue Massek, this one woman musical is about the life of labor organizer and musician, Sarah Ogan Gunning.

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Uncle Bonsai – An Incredible Trio from Seattle

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

"A folk-pop trio from Seattle, performs funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop" - NY Times

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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The Alt, with John Doyle, Eamon O’Leary & Cathy Jordan

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Each player in The Alt is a leading light of today's folk scene and though this could be easily called a supergroup. At its heart, The Alt is really a celebration of friendship and song.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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Diana Jones

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

"There is no place to hide on a stage when you play solo or with just one other musician and the award-winning Jones has it down to a fine art." --Joe Giltrap, Irish Post

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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May 2018

SOLD OUT – Le Vent du Nord

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Le Vent du Nord

SPECIAL WEDNESDAY SHOW! "If you've seen them before, you already know. And if you've never seen them, words won't do them justice. Le Vent du Nord is one of the best bands touring today, no matter your musical taste" - SYRACUSE NEWS TIME

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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 6:30PM.
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Reggie Harris and Ken Whiteley – In Celebration of Pete Seeger!

Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Ken and Reggie will help the Fiddle celebrate Pete Seeger's 99th birthday (a day late). Come listen, and sing the songs we know, the songs Pete taught us. Together.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Public, $18 Fiddle Members, $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30PM.
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September 2018

Ukes and Steel with The Wilsons and Co. Pre-Concert Uke Strum with The Ukulele Kings

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

What happens when four friends get together to plan a couple of sets of favorites? We'll find out! We do know that ukuleles, harmonicas, trumpets, pedal steel guitars, guitars, vocals, harmonies, along with a myriad of surprises, will be involved.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 5:45 PM
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Mustard’s Retreat – CD Release

Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

"However, the group actually started out as a trio ... and for a new album and current concerts, original member Libby Glover has rejoined David Tamulevich and Michael Hough. Her presence brings a whole new dimension to the Mustard's Retreat sound, yet the transition sounds just like it feels ... perfectly natural." - Bob Needham, Pulp, Ann Arbor

"...music to cure what ails you." - Michigan Times

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Jarlath Henderson – Sunday Concert

Sunday, September 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Renowned primarily for his extraordinary prowess on Uilleann pipes and whistles, Henderson is fast emerging as an equally gifted vocalist. (Similar to last season's Le Vent Du Nord show) this very special Sunday concert is one of those extraordinary events you will not want to miss!

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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 6:00 PM
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October 2018

Don Julin Quartet – Thursday Concert

Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Hear one of the world's best on mandolin, backed by familiar, stellar Michigan musicians, in the intimate Robin Theater for this very special Thursday night show with Don Julin on mandolin, Joe Wilson on dobro, Kevin Gills on bass and David Collini on cajon.

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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“Music of the 1960s” – Sunday Afternoon Two Audio/ Visual Presentations by Dick Rosemont, FBC Co-Founder

Sunday, October 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

1 - 3 pm: 1960s Rock Music Overview; 4 - 6 pm: The Rise and Influence of Motown. Dick Rosemont will present an entertaining and incisive look at the music environment of the 1960s. It was a significant period for changes in all aspects of culture and the music business. Hear some of the significant songs of the era and recordings that influenced future artists and styles. The first session provides a general overview of 1960s rock as it evolved musically, culturally, and commercially: from pre-Beatles pop to later-decade "acid rock." The second session looks at Motown and its influences, tracing the rise and success of the largest black-owned company in the country, and its impact on music culture.

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$15 one session; $25 for two sessions
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Jen Sygit – CD release

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Jen's fourth studio album "It's About Time," is produced by long time friend and collaborator Dominic John Davis (bassist for Jack White, Buddy Miller, North Mississippi Allstars, Joshua Davis). This new collection of original songs is an eclectic sonic journey drawing influence from a cross section of middle America, from the Gulf Shore sands to the Great Lakes basin. "It's About Time" was engineered at La Luna Recording & Sound in Kalamazoo by Ian Gorman and features a talented ensemble of players including Davis, Drew Howard, Mike Lynch, Geoff Lewis and Ross Huff.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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Lonesome Ace Stringband – featuring banjo virtuoso Chris Coole

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

This is old-time music for today's old soul.

Chris Coole on banjo, John Showman on fiddle and Max Heineman on bass bring a deep respect for the roots of the music, a keen sense of innovation to the performance and material, and a passion for the sound that transcends both.

"Three of the most accomplished Old-Time musicians on the planet, the Lonesome Ace Stringband does a masterful job melding their talents"-Brad Kolodner (WAMU Washington, DC)

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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May Erlewine

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

"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

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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November 2018

Christine Lavin

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

GROUP KNITTING CIRCLE WITH CHRISTINE AT 6:30!  Click event to learn more... "Christine Lavin is an incredibly witty songwriter and storyteller, with a flair for the creative, the dramatic, and the humorous. It is precisely her take on the ordinary that makes her work so extraordinary." -Village Voice

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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Moira Smiley hosts a Special Monthly Community Sing

Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Moira Smiley is a singer's singer, with such an engaging presence that you want to sing with her - no matter where the sound goes. If you love to sing, do not miss this evening of singing with one of the very, very best leaders of song.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$10 per person
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Laura Love, Women in the Arts Festival

Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

"(LAURA LOVE) will shake the world. The clincher is her live show...She's that rare artist who can slip from sensitive folk to hip-hop without skipping a beat. -Utne Reader

Laura Love is an award winning "folk-funk" singer/songwriter/bassist who has been touring the world since the early 1990s.

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Edgewood United Church 469 N Hagadorn Rd
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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Sam Gleaves

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Sam Gleaves is a leader in the next generation of exquisite folk singers. "Courageous as hell and country to the bone -- Amazingly talented Sam Gleaves, the best young songwriter around, heads into new territory with his brilliant album AIN'T WE BROTHERS, joined by a group of world-class musicians and singers. Varied, intelligent, moving - these songs stay with you." -Lee Smith, Appalachian author

Co-produced with the Peace Education Center and held in conjunction with its Alternative Holiday Sale

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Edgewood United Church 469 N Hagadorn Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Joel Mabus

Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

"It's hard to imagine another artist on the folk scene who combines the same concise, deceptively understated, lyrical insight and sometimes devastating wit with such world-class instrumental prowess." -MUSICHOUND FOLK

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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December 2018

Annual Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter wsg Jamie-Sue Seal, Siusan O’Rourke, Doug Berch, poet Ruelaine Stokes and Doug Austin on piano

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

For the annual Holiday Sing, host Sally Potter selects seasonal and secular songs, and a few hymns to create a magical night of musical community. Lyric sheets provided. Special guests Jamie-Sue Seal and Susan O'Rourke, Doug Berch, poet Ruelaine Stokes and pianist extraordinaire Doug Austin add vocals and accompaniment to this heartwarming, participatory evening.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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January 2019

Heartland Klezmorim – The American Experience: The Musical Journey From The Shtetl

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The septet Heartland Klezmorim will take listeners on a narrated musical journey, starting in Eastern Europe, through world historical events, including emigration to the United States. You are invited to bear witness to this very special presentation tracing the road of Jewish migration through music.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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Matt Watroba and Robert Jones – The American Experience: From Roots to Rap, A Musical Celebration of History and Diversity

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Long-time musical partners, Watroba and Jones will present music that reflects history, social change, migration, hopes and dreams. This is music that is rich and diverse, direct and powerful. This is a musical seminar - not to be missed!

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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 2019

MWSFF Concert with Joshua Davis

Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Joshua Davis was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land. For the 17th Annual MWSFF, he will present an evening of songs, joined by special guests Jen Sygit and Laura Bates.

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
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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MWSFF Children’s Concert with Sally Rogers

Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am

Sally Rogers has won numerous awards for writing and performing children's music. It is a real treat to have such an accomplished artist present this year's MWSFF Children's Concert, co-produced with the City of East Lansing.

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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MWSFF Afternoon Workshops

Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

A highlight of the festival, 6 - 8 afternoon workshops provide another opportunity for our community to sing and play music - together. One $20 wristband is good for the all of the sessions. Students are free! Schedule will be announced on the singing festival.com website no later than Dec. 1, 2018.

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$20 Wristband, good for the whole afternoon. Students FREE!

MWSFF Community Sing with Sally Rogers, Claudia Schmidt, Joel Mabus

Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday night's Community Sing will be a Michigan reunion of three long-time friends. Sally Rogers, Claudia Schmidt and Joel Mabus are each expert song leaders. Together it would be hard to name a more talented trio to guide a theatre full of people in an evening of singing.

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
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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SOLD OUT – Matthew Byrne – Sunday Concert

Sunday, February 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

From Newfoundland, Matthew Byrne is a stellar interpreter of traditional songs. One of this younger generation's superstars, Byrne fit this special Sunday night show into his very crowded tour schedule. The Fiddle is delighted to present this 'old soul' in a very intimate Robin Theater show.

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:00 PM
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John Gorka

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

"There are few contemporary songwriters that come anywhere close to the talent of John Gorka. His songs have a way of working on you long after you thought you had it all figured out. I will listen to a song that I know all the words to and can sing a long with and then one day sitting at a traffic light I realize that there was a whole other layer of meaning that I had missed." - Ben Wakeman, "Take Me to the Bridge"

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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The Seamus Egan Project

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Seamus Egan (Solas, Shanachie Records) teams up with composer and guitarist Kyle Sanna, and multi-instrumentalist Owen Marshall (The Press Gang, Haas, Walsh and Marshall) to present an incredible evening of world-class music, steeped in the Celtic tradition.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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 2019

Strangers in the Night: The Bands of Elderly Instruments

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Come enjoy a night of music from folks who sell instruments by day, and then play them after hours. "Strangers in the Night," is just one of the evening's five bands which features employees and friends of Lansing's world-renowned music store, Elderly Instruments.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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ANNUAL PUB SING at The AMP 7:30pm: Finvarra’s Wren, 9pm Pub Sing, led by Sally Potter

Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Detroit-area quartet, Finvarra's Wren, will present a set of Irish songs and tunes, followed by a Pub Sing, led by song leader Sally Potter. Lyric sheets provided. Crafts beer available, refreshments provided.

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Allen Market Place (The AMP) 1629 East Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48912 United States
$15 General Admisson
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The Outside Track – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

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. On the weekend of St. Pat's Day, don't miss live Celtic music at its finest!

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. MSU Community Music School, East Lansing.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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

Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Presenting songs of our times, "Crys Matthews is a necessary voice. Her depth coupled with her openness and approachability is unmatched. She has a spark that is contagious and shares music that unites us and makes us think." Viviana Benitez, Associate Producer at Lincoln Center and 2017 NewSong judge

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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CANCELLED The Fretless – Sunday Concert

Sunday, March 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

“People ask us how to make a living in an instrumental folk band,” says second fiddle and viola player, Karrnnel Sawitsky. “My answer is simply put: ‘creatively.’” Sawitsky continues, “When our four voices meet at the center of agreement is when our music echoes most effectively. It’s not the sum of our parts. It’s the individual sum of the band.”

2017 Juno Award Winners: Instrumental Album of the Year

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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 6:00 PM
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April 2019

The Matchsellers & Red Tail Ring: Old Time Duos

Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Based in Old-Time music, two incredibly talented and charming duos will share the stage in this exciting twin bill.

The Matchsellers: "The first song I listened to was the one about the Pigeon and the Dove and I said "you're hired." -Larry Groce, NPR's Mountain Stage

Red Tail Ring: "The very best of the 21st century's minimalist and highly original folk music . . . a peerless duo." - American Roots UK.

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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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SOLD OUT – The Sweet Water Warblers: Rachael Davis, May Erlewine, Lindsay Lou

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Michigan songbirds, Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou and May Erlewine have each carved out successful careers on the American Roots Music circuit and have grown to respect each other's work. When they finally gelled into a potent musical force, it was natural - three singing sirens and multi-instrumentalists whose repertoire swings from gospel and bluegrass to soul and even joyful interpretations of pop. Their three-part vocal harmonies are sublime, and they trade instruments including mountain fiddle and banjo, uke, guitar and double bass.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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Pete Seeger – 100th Birthday Celebration, hosted by Mark Dvorak, with special guest Roger Brown

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Join Chicago song leader extraordinaire Mark Dvorak and special guest Roger Brown for a full night of songs, community singing and stories surrounding the life of folk music icon, Pete Seeger (1919 - 2014). Lyric sheets provided. Come early for a special warm-up with Mark Dvorak from 6-7 pm.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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September 2019

Phil Ochs Song Night, with Reggie Harris, Greg Greenway, Tom Prasado-Rao, Pat Wictor, and host Sonny Ochs

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

An evening of Phil Ochs songs hosted by Sonny Ochs, Phil’s sister. The focus will be less on the man, more on his indelible legacy of music and its uncanny relevancy. Interpreting his songs will be four of the most adept and compelling voices of the modern acoustic music scene: Reggie Harris, Tom Prasada-
Rao, Pat Wictor, and Greg Greenway.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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Dennis Stroughmatt and L’esprit Creole (Trio)

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

With driving fiddle tunes, haunting ballads, fast paced “chanson a répondre” (response songs) and even some Mississippi river swing, this is a band that inspires, entertains and dares you not to enjoy it.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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Bill Staines

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

"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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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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October 2019

CD & Vinyl Sale and Fundraiser

Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Saturday, October 5, 2019

3500 Used LPs and 1000 Used CDs. Last Chance to pick up some of the finest recordings in folk music! A two-day fundraiser for the Fiddle Scouts.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States

Tannahill Weavers

Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Scottish trailblazers the Tannahill Weavers return to East Lansing! Join them as they perform their favourite tunes and songs with bagpipes, fiddle, flute, harmony vocals, and plenty of laughs. For 2019 they've got the inimitable Mike Katz on bagpipes - don't miss it! Remember Celtic Music + Humor = FUN.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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CD & Vinyl Sale and Fundraiser

Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Saturday, October 5, 2019

3500 Used LPs and 1000 Used CDs. Last Chance to pick up some of the finest recordings in folk music! A two-day fundraiser for the Fiddle Scouts.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States

May Erlewine – CD Release

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

"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

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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“Mother Jones in Heaven” – A Musical by Si Kahn (Wednesday)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Mother Jones In Heaven - a musical by Si Kahn starring Vivian Nesbitt as “Mother” Jones, with musical accompaniment by John Dillon. Legendary labor organizer “Mother”Jones looks back over her life in story and song. Kahn's musical reveals profound insights, interwoven with hilarious tales of a hellion in her prime.

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Led by dynamic, multi-instrumentalist front-woman Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds create music that is equally danceable, intelligent and vulnerable. They incorporate indie-pop melodies, global-infused beats, rock guitar riffs and folk sensibilities in a high-energy live show which leaves every listener in a higher place than when it began.

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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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Joel Mabus

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

"It's hard to imagine another artist on the folk scene who combines the same concise, deceptively understated, lyrical insight and sometimes devastating wit with such world-class instrumental prowess." -MUSICHOUND FOLK

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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November 2019

Asaran Earth Trio

Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

“They perform their spectacular harmonies and scatting with percussive rhythm accompaniment. (…) When they sing traditional songs these women demonstrate their real vocal prowess.” - Songlines

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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Natalia Zukerman’s musical presentation of “The Women Who Rode Away” wsg Kate Peterson

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

"...this is simply one of the most compelling and riveting events we have ever hosted on The Extended Play Sessions. It speaks of empowerment, struggle, tolerance, perseverance and history and the timeliness of this project could not be more poignant. A woman, seated alone on a stage, paying tribute to women...with beauty, style, grace and a boatload of talent!”
- Bill Hurley - Producer, The Extended Play Sessions

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Edgewood United Church 469 N Hagadorn Rd
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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Windborne

Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Co-produced with the Peace Education Center in conjunction with it’s Alternative Holiday sale. Internationally acclaimed vocal group Windborne is known for the power and innovation of their arrangements, as well as their unrivaled mastery of polyphonic music from around the world. Currently Windborne is touring a project called Song on the Times, songs of social struggle from movements over the past 400 years.

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Edgewood United Church 469 N Hagadorn Rd
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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Amythyst Kiah (Wednesday)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

“Amythyst Kiah is one of roots music’s most exciting emerging talents, blending a deep knowledge of old time music with sensibilities spanning classic country to contemporary R&B.”— ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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December 2019

Annual Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter with Doug Berch, poet Ruelaine Stokes, Marzieh Ghiasi and Doug Austin on piano

Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

For the annual Holiday Sing, host Sally Potter selects seasonal songs, mostly secular but also a few hymns to create a magical night of musical community. Lyric sheets provided. Special guests include hammered dulcimer player Doug Berch, spoken word artists Ruelaine Stokes and Marzieh Ghiasi, and pianist extraordinaire Doug Austin.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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January 2020

Connie Kaldor and Garnet Rogers

Friday, January 10 @ 7:30 pm

Following two nights at the venerable Hugh’s Room in Toronto, these two highly acclaimed veterans of Canadian folk music will stop by The Fiddle as part of a rare, short Midwest tour. The Fiddle has hosted each of them several times before. Now, both on one night! Do not miss this!

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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James Keelaghan

Friday, January 17 @ 7:30 pm

Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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Tim Grimm and Ben Bedford

Friday, January 24 @ 7:30 pm

Tim Grimm and Ben Bedford- two highly acclaimed Midwestern songwriters, will make for a brilliant evening at the Fiddle.

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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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MWSFF Concert: House of Hamill, and Liz Carroll with Nic Gareiss and harpist Maeve Gilchrist

Friday, January 31 @ 7:30 pm

Chicago’s premier Irish fiddler Liz Carroll is joined by harpist Maeve Gilchrist, and Lansing’s own dance phenom Nic Gareiss. Opening the night will be intricate, unpredictable arrangements of traditional songs and fiddle tunes; compelling and catchy original songs and completely unexpected covers, by Philadelphia's House of Hamill.

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
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 2020

MWSFF Community Sing with Songleader Dan Chouinard

Saturday, February 1 @ 7:30 pm

With lyrics supplied, Chouinard lets fly with inventive, often playful, accompaniments, rarely glancing at the keyboard — a feat that one regular considers magic. “It’s kind of his calling,” said the man who’s attended these singalongs for ten years. “I mean, you know he could be playing with anyone, but here he is with us."

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
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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The Fabulous Heftones and Friends

Friday, February 7 @ 7:30 pm

Playing the tunes and ditties of the 1920's and more.

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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SOLD OUT! Sweet Water Warblers: Rachael Davis, May Erlewine, Lindsay Lou

Friday, February 14 @ 7:30 pm

Michigan songbirds, Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou and May Erlewine have each carved out successful careers on the American Roots Music circuit and have grown to respect each other’s work. When they finally gelled into a potent musical force, it was natural – three singing sirens and multi-instrumentalists whose repertoire swings from gospel and bluegrass to soul and even joyful interpretations of pop. Their three-part vocal harmonies are sublime, and they trade instruments including mountain fiddle and banjo, uke, guitar and double bass.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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Cheryl Wheeler

Friday, February 21 @ 7:30 pm

Brilliant, hysterical performances and beautifully crafted songs. Cheryl Wheeler is a "Rare artist...strong poetry, complex melodies, clever wit." -SingOut!

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
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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Molsky’s Mountain Drifters (Sunday)

Sunday, February 23 @ 7:30 pm

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters – a laser-tight trio with an ear for lovely, lilting traditional melodies. The grace and wisdom of Grammy nominated fiddler Bruce Molsky, Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar melds with the electricity of guitarist Stash Wyslouch and banjoist Allison de Groot’s to bring new ideas to traditional music.

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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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Scott Cook (Thursday)

Thursday, February 27 @ 7:30 pm

"He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... He has a good eye for imagery, a gentle human touch, a wry sense of humour, a whole lot of integrity, a warm, rugged voice and a bunch of memorable lines... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children." -RnR Magazine

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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JigJam

Friday, February 28 @ 7:30 pm

JigJam is a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as ‘iGrass’, their onstage energy along with their virtuos musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. “Here’s an Irish band that’s going to impact the world as hard as Clancy Brothers or U2 if they get only half a chance.”

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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March 2020

Kyshona

Friday, March 6 @ 7:30 pm

Kyshona was named one of NPR's Indie Discoveries of 2017. With a combination of poignant songwriting and one of the most powerful Roots/soul voices in the industry, Kyshona's star is on the rise!

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The Robin Theatre 1105 Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48901 United States
$18 Public; $15 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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Cancelled – The Steel Wheels

Friday, March 13 @ 7:30 pm

“Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels…” – NPR’s Mountain Stage

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Cancelled – Lynn Miles

Friday, March 20 @ 7:30 pm

The music of Lynn Miles is truly one of a kind. Not only is she one of Canada's best singer-songwriters, she's one of the best, period.

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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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Cancelled – Joshua Davis

Friday, March 27 @ 7:30 pm

JOSHUA DAVIS WAS RAISED IN THE FOLK TRADITION: THE MUSIC, THE SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, THE LAND.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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April 2020

Cancelled – Frank Youngman and Seth Bernard

Friday, April 3 @ 7:30 pm

Due to Coronavirus-related concerns, we are tremendously sorry to say that the remainder of the spring season concerts are cancelled. Click here to learn more.  FRANK YOUNGMAN: Frank has been playing all types of music his whole life. A multi-instrumentalist, he has performed in places as diverse as The Improv Comedy Club in New York City to A Prairie Home Companion. A founding member of The Lost World Stringband, The Pets, and Jive at Five, he continues to keep a…

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East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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