Monthly Community Sings


2015-16 Monthly Community Sing Schedule
First monday of each month:

Monday, March 14, DSBR
Irish Pub Sing with Rory Makem
more info | tickets

Monday, April 4, DSBR

Monday, May 2, DSBR

Monday, June 6, DSBR

*second Monday

See you then!


This year, the Community Sings will be held at 7:30pm at one of the following locations:

Unitarian Universalist Church (UU)
Fireplace room
855 Grove St. East Lansing


Dublin Square Back Room (DSBR)
327 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI
(Free parking from 6 pm - midnight in lot north of City Hall)

A sliding scale donation of $3-5 is requested to cover cover rent and refreshment expenses (but if money is tight, come anyway!)

You and your friends will be singing from the”Rise Up Singing” songbook - a wonderful guide compiled by Sing Out Mag azine with lyrics to over 1200 classic songs! (The songbook will be available for purchase at the event.)

There is no pressure to sing out really loudly, or to sing incredibly well. The only common bond that everyone in the group has is that he/she loves to sing. That's it. Sharing songs and creating magical sound is really way too much fun.

A song leader is provided, plenty of nearby free parking is available, and the building is handicapped accessible. (For a map to the UU Church, visit

More info: 517.267.0410



Irish Pub Sing with Rory Makem
Monday, March 14
7:30 – 9 pm
(Doors open at 6 pm)

Dublin Square
327 Abbot Road, East Lansing
Tickets, $10 each available online
- NOW - via Brown Paper Tickets.

Please note: Sally Potter will also have $10 Rory Makem tickets in her back pocket at the next two Ten Pound Fiddle Concerts: Sunday, March 6 (7pm show) for Irish Supergroup Dervish at CMS (THIS SHOW WILL BE AMAZING!); March 11 for "Women at The AMP" with Kate Peterson and Nedra Johnson, two fine singer/ songwriters. 

Also - this Pub Sing takes the place of the regular 'First Monday' March Community Sing. There will be no community sing on Monday, March 7. 

Also  - yes, this is a sing-along.

Q: Why tickets?
A: The first announcement of this event, and these tickets has been via this email to you - and hundreds of other community singing enthusiasts. Soon, this event may be included in many local 'What to do for St. Pat's Day' media calendars, so eventually, the demand for tickets may exceed the supply. Tickets ensure that those who want to sing with Rory will be able to attend the event. Expenses are high for this event, thus the $10 price. That said, Rory Makem knows hundreds of Irish songs, and is one of the very best at this song leading thing. It will be a marvelous, memorable evening.
Hope you can be there!  
Online tickets can be picked up at Will Call, starting at 6 pm.

Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door, starting at 6 pm.

The back bar opens at 6 pm. General admission.
First come, first serve for 10 -12 high tables in the back half of the room.

There will be 100 chairs in the front half of the room, and plenty more space to
stand and sing.

The back bar will be staffed; dinner will be available. It will be a wonderful night of singing!
Born in Ireland, Rory Makem continues the lineage of one of Irish music's dynasties, begun by his grandmother Sarah Makem, who was greatly sought after by song collectors for her store of traditional Irish songs.

His father, Tommy Makem, was the modern-day Bard of Armagh. Now considered an icon, Tommy helped to bring Irish music into the international spotlight, where it has remained ever since.

Rory has picked up where his dad left off. Currently living in Chicago, he continues to tour with Makem and Spain, who gave a tremendous show for the Ten Pound Fiddle last spring. For this Community Sing, we are delighted he will make the drive to East Lansing to lead us in Irish songs at Dublin Square.
For any further questions, please leave a message at 517.267.0410


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