The Ukulele Kings are a fun-loving ukulele trio who are just big kids at heart. Come dance and sing along to songs about cats, dogs, bugs, and birds and all the other things that make life wonderful.
At this 20th Singing Festival, the Saturday afternoon community sing will pull songs from the two books that have sustained the community singing movement: Rise Up Singing and Rise Again. A group of experienced song leaders will take turns leading their favorites. Books welcome but not necessary; lyric sheets provided.
Northern Michigan family roots band with tight harmonies, hilarious original songs and traditional music.
The 20th Mid-Winter Singing Festival starts with the huge Community Sing, led by veterans Robert B. Jones, Joel Mabus, Frank Youngman, and a very special guest (TBA in November). Lyric sheets provided.
Join world percussionist/music therapist Carolyn Koebel and Ugandan drummer/dancer/singer/multi-instrumentalist Samuel Nalangira for a fun-filled, interactive African musical jamboree!
Your last opportunity to sift through thousands of classic folk, blues and Americana CDs and LPs, most for $1 each. All proceeds go to fund Fiddle Scouts, a program where musicians play music with children.
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.
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.
Join us in play through song at this special outdoor concert geared for ages 3 and up.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for our Year End Party!
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for Ukulele Day with Ben Hassenger!
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for Whimsical Nature Songs with Miss Wanda
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, co-produced with the City of East Lansing.
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!
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.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family to Sing, Play and Dance with John French and his ukulele.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for a Children’s Show with May Erlewine!
Lori Fithian is back by popular demand to lead another ”Drummunity” circle.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with Songwriter Joe Reilly.
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.
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.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3-13 and their family for fun with folk music.
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.
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.
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!
6-8 workshops involve singing, 4-6 workshops involve instruments. Workshop Leaders will be announced by Dec. 1, 2017
“Parents will be as entertained by the sublime musicianship and droll lyricism as the kids.”
– Boston Globe
Learn blues songs from award winning songwriter and 3-time Detroit Blues Champ, John Latini in this children’s blues workshop.
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.
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.
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.
The Fiddle Scouts host Wanda Degen as she explains the basics of the Dulcimer.
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.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with holiday songs.
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.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with Music, Stories, and Folkdance.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 -13 and their family for fun with drumming.