The 15th Annual Festival begins in


Friday & Saturday
January 13-14, 2017

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Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival 2017 Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival 2017 Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival 2017 Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival Singing Workshops Free Children's Concert

The Mid-Winter Singing Festival has been renamed
The Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival!

In an effort to offset continued rising expenses of the singing festival, the Ten Pound Fiddle, producer, has decided to expand the offerings of the weekend to include a Saturday evening concert involving three acts, and five instrument and dance-related Saturday afternoon workshops. What had been solely a singing festival is now a singing and folk festival.

On Friday night, song leader extraordinaire Dan Chouinard will lead a huge Community Sing. Saturday night's concert will feature sets from James Keelaghan, The Sweet Water Warblers, and Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Ten Saturday afternoon workshops will feature five related to community singing and five which highlight instruments, dancing, and performance. Children's programming will include a FREE 11 am Saturday morning concert, featuring Mark Dvorak.

Under this wider umbrella of programming, even more fans of acoustic music can enjoy a full weekend of singing, dancing and incredible performances.



Friday Community Sing Song Leader

Dan Choinard

Saturday Folk Festival Performers
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
The Sweet Water Warblers
(Rachael Davis, May Erlewine, Lindsay Lou)
James Keelaghan
More info here...

2017 Workshops
Schedule coming in December


2016-17 Monthly Community Sing Schedule
First monday of each month:

Monday Sept, 12, 2016 *
Monday, October 3, 2016
Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter
Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 *
Monday, June 5, 2017

*second Monday

See you then!

More info here...



MWSF Through the Years

by Roxanne Frith

Are YOU in these pictures?


See many more wonderful pictures from the 2015 Festival, by Roxanne Frith or view the 2015 festival archive.

Our Singing Community was featured in the
The NEw York Times
Watch video and read the 2008 article,
Shared Song, Communal Memory

WKAR Presents

A Community Sings
A musical documentary featuring the Mid Michigan Singing Community.
Read more or watch the original
30-minute version online



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