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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

Harmonicas and More with The Springtails

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 - 13 and their family for fun with Harmonicas!

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $5-10 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

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
FREE

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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Community Songs for all ages with Joe Reilly

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with Songwriter Joe Reilly.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $5-10 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

Annual Ten Pound Fiddle Membership Meeting

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 6:00 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

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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Gender Neutral Dance Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Megan Wilson, Music: Banjo Tramps

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Snyder-Philips Hall, MSU 362 Bogue St
East Lansing, MI 48825 United States
FREE! Donations accepted.

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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Two Dance Event – English Country & Contra Dance – FREE

Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

2pm English Dance: Band: Josh, Steve & Susan, Caller: Cis Hinkle (Atlanta, GA); 7pm Contra Dance: Band: The Johns
Caller: Cis Hinkle (Atlanta, GA)

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Central United Methodist Church 215 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
FREE, donations will support doctorswithoutborders.org

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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Interactive Children’s Concert with Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady

Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 - 13 and their family for an Interactive Children's Concert

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $5-10 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Laurie Pietravalli, Music: Scarlet Runner. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association.

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Dewitt Township Community Center 16101 Brook Rd.
Lansing, MI 48906 United States
$10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $6 for students and first time dancers

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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May 2019

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Dwayne Johnson, Music: Askin' for Trouble

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Dewitt Township Community Center 16101 Brook Rd.
Lansing, MI 48906 United States
$10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $5 for students and first time dancers

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Band: Wild Rumpus (Debra Clark Colón, Karl Clark Colón, & Bobby Douglas)
Caller: Darlene Underwood. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association.

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Foster Community Center 200 N Foster Ave
Lansing, MI 48912 United States
$10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $6 for students and first time dancers

June 2019

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Bob Stein; Band: Debbie Jackson & friends

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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

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Band: Scarlet Runner String Band. Caller: Maeve Devlin. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association.

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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

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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Drummunity Drumming with Lori Fithian

Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Lori Fithian

Lori Fithian is back by popular demand to lead another ”Drummunity” circle.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $5-10 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

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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Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Bev Bernbaum, Music: TBA. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association

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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

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
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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

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Mike Clark, Music: Askin’ for Trouble

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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

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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Children’s Show with May Erlewine

Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 - 13 and their family for a Children’s Show with May Erlewine!

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $5-10 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

“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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Looking Glass Music & Dance Festival

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Callers: Roger Diggle & Alexandra Deis-Lauby. Music: Hot Point String Band. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association.

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Central United Methodist Church 215 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
Varies

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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Sing, Play and Dance with John French and his ukulele

Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am
John French

Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 - 13 and their family to Sing, Play and Dance with John French and his ukulele.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $5-10 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Rick Szumski, Music: Mike, Myron & Paul

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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

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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Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Maeve Devlin, Music: Banjo Tramps. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association

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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

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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Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Martha Vander Kolk, Music: Scarlet Runner String Band

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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

Holiday Sing-A-Long with Carrie Quisenberry

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Carrie Quisenberry will be leading a sing-a-long of favorite holiday tunes. Come celebrate the season with singing, percussive instruments, and merry making. Songsheets will be provided.

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $5-10 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: TBA, Music: Luke Panning & Friends. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association

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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

New Years Eve Contra and Square Dance

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - Wednesday, January 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Caller: Darlene Underwood; Music: The Johns

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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 2020

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, January 4 @ 7:00 pm

Caller: Julie Levy-Weston, Music: Banjo Tramps

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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

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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Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, January 18 @ 7:00 pm

Band: Scarlet Runner String Band, with Caller: Dwayne Johnson. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association.

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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

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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Rescheduled: Many Cultures, Many (Unusual) Instruments with Brian Kruschwitz of Yurtfolk

Saturday, January 25 @ 10:00 am

Due to the predicted inclement weather, we are rescheduling this month's Fiddle Scouts program to January 25th.

Our musician, Brian Kruschwitz is coming up from Indiana and we didn't want him to get stuck in an ice storm.

Brian will bring a collection of uncommon, unusual and sometimes downright odd instruments. He will use songs and stories to bring these instruments to life. Some audience members will get to try them out!

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MSU Community Music School 4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
Requested donation per Saturday, $5-10 per child, collected at Fiddle Scout meetings.

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 Children’s Concert with Mark Dvorak

Saturday, February 1 @ 11:00 am

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
FREE

MWSFF Afternoon Workshops

Saturday, February 1 @ 12:00 pm

A highlight of the festival, 8 afternoon workshops provide another opportunity for our community to sing and play music - together. One $10 wristband is good for the all of the sessions. Students are free!

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
$10 Wristband, good for the whole afternoon. Students FREE!

Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, February 1 @ 7:00 pm

Band: Scarlet Runner String Band, with Caller: Peter Baker

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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

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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Contra and Square Dance

Saturday, February 15 @ 7:00 pm

Band: Asking for Trouble with Caller: Julie Levy Weston. Sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association.

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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
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