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.
The MWSF Saturday events provide another opportunity for our community to sing and play music – together!
On Friday night, singer, song leader and Baltimore native Lea Gilmore will join Singing Festival favorites Mark Dvorak and Joel Mabus for one night of high energy community singing. Lyric booklets provided.
A favorite of Singing Festival fans, peace and justice activist Reggie Harris will present the Friday night Ten Pound Fiddle concert within the annual two-day Alternative Holiday Gift Sale sponsored by the Peace Education Center at Edgewood Church, East Lansing.
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
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.
“They perform their spectacular harmonies and scatting with percussive rhythm accompaniment. (…) When they sing traditional songs these women demonstrate their real vocal prowess.” – Songlines
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.
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!
Join Bruce Molsky, Allison de Groot, and Stash Wyslouch for an Old Time Music Jam, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, prior to the Friday night concert at the 16th Annual Mid-Winter Singing Festival.
Learn blues songs from award winning songwriter and 3-time Detroit Blues Champ, John Latini in this children’s blues workshop.
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.
A wide variety of ten, one-hour workshops: five singing and five instrumental. Workshop Leaders TBD – will be announced by Dec. 1, 2016.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with holiday songs.
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.