Chicago native and Singing Festival favorite Mark Dvorak will give his signature Children’s Concert at 11 am on Saturday, February 4, 2023 as part of the 19th Annual Mid-Winter Singing Festival.
Cancelled: Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward, Michigan Ukulele Extravaganza
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.
Playful Songs with Lake Effect
Join us in play through song at this special outdoor concert geared for ages 3 and up.
Cancelled – Year End Party: Come dance and sing to your favorite Fiddle Scouts tunes
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for our Year End Party!
Cancelled – Ukulele Day with Ben Hassenger
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for Ukulele Day with Ben Hassenger!
Whimsical Nature Songs with Miss Wanda
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for Whimsical Nature Songs with Miss Wanda
MWSFF Afternoon Workshops
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!
MWSFF Children’s Concert with Mark Dvorak
MWSFF Children’s Concert, co-produced with the City of East Lansing.
Rescheduled: Many Cultures, Many (Unusual) Instruments with Brian Kruschwitz of Yurtfolk
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!
Holiday Sing-A-Long with Carrie Quisenberry
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.
Sing, Play and Dance with John French and his ukulele
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family to Sing, Play and Dance with John French and his ukulele.
Children’s Show with May Erlewine
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for a Children’s Show with May Erlewine!
Drummunity Drumming with Lori Fithian
Lori Fithian is back by popular demand to lead another ”Drummunity” circle.
Community Songs for all ages with Joe Reilly
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with Songwriter Joe Reilly.
MWSFF Afternoon Workshops
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.
MWSFF Children’s Concert with Sally Rogers
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.
Music From the World Over with San (of Gemini) and Emily Slomovits
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3-13 and their family for fun with folk music.
Canadian Roots & Children’s Music Legend Ken Whiteley
Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children’s music.
Story Rhythms with Karen Bonnici
As a storyteller, musician, and teaching artist Karen Bonnici Czarnik’s unique performances combine music and stories to teach, engage, encourage and tickle the funny bone. Her collaboration of character and tale reveal colorful images in the minds of listeners.
Celtic Kids: Music and Stories of the Celts with Siusan and Zig
Award winning Irish duo, owners of the White Crow Conservatory of Music and parents of six, Siusan O’Rourke and Zig Zeitler bring the music and stories of the Celts to the Fiddle Scouts!
MWSFF Afternoon Workshops
6-8 workshops involve singing, 4-6 workshops involve instruments. Workshop Leaders will be announced by Dec. 1, 2017
MWSFF Children’s Concert with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
“Parents will be as entertained by the sublime musicianship and droll lyricism as the kids.”
– Boston Globe
The Blues Just Makes me Feel Good with John Latini
Learn blues songs from award winning songwriter and 3-time Detroit Blues Champ, John Latini in this children’s blues workshop.
Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter, with Neill Campbell, Lindsay Snyder, Doug Berch and Ruelaine Stokes
Don’t miss this season’s Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter, with special guests Neill Campbell, Pianist;
Lindsay Snyder, Vocalist; Doug Berch, Hammered Dulcimer; Ruelaine Stokes, Spoken Word. Lyric books provided.
Organic Vaudeville Folk with Jack and Kitty
Jack and Kitty are an Emmy Award winning musical duo specializing in organic vaudeville and jug band folk. Based in Minnesota, they love to perform concerts nationwide and play a variety of folk instruments including: banjo, guitar, ukulele, washboard, jug, kazoo, harmonica and much more.
Tunes and Tales by Tricia
With a lifetime of sing a longs and stories to tell and 30 years of classroom experience, Tricia is an experienced educator who will educate, entertain, and engage students of all ages.
Hands-on Mountain Dulcimer with Wanda Degen
The Fiddle Scouts host Wanda Degen as she explains the basics of the Dulcimer.
The Times They Are a Changin’ : Celebrating the Songs of Bob Dylan
Join in an evening of songs celebrating the songwriter who has influenced popular music and culture for more than five decades. Performers include Jen Sygit, Roger Brown, The Dangling Participles – Tamiko Rothhorn, Austin Kaufmann, Larry Zwier, The Springtails – Andy Wilson and Julianna Wilson, and hosts Jim Hall and Cindy Morgan.
Holiday Songs with Carrie Quisenberry
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with holiday songs.
Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter, with special guests
Don’t miss this season’s Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter, with special guests Matt Watroba, song leader; Doug Berch, hammered dulcimer; accompanying spoken word artist Ruelaine Stokes; and Doug Austin at the grand piano. Lyric books provided; special ‘family’ pricing.
“Music, stories and folk dance from other lands” with Yurtfolk
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with Music, Stories, and Folkdance.
Drumming with Lori Fithian
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 -13 and their family for fun with drumming.