Monthly Community Sings

 

2013-14 Monthly Community Sing Schedule
First monday of each month:

June 3
Sept 9 (2nd Monday)
October 7
November 4

Friday, Dec. 13:
Ten Pound Fiddle Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter
Jan. 6
Feb. 10 (2nd Monday)
March 3
April 7
Friday, May 2:

Ten Pound Fiddle Annual Spring Community Sing with
song leader Ann Reed

June 2

See you then!

 

All sings will be held at 7:30 in the Fireplace room
at the Unitarian Universalist Church
855 Grove St. East Lansing

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 compliled by Sing Out Magazine 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 eveyone 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 www.tenpoundfiddle.org)

More info: 517.267.0410

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


Past Singing Events


Great Lakes Folk Festival
August 10-12, 2012
Downtown East Lansing, MI
Community Singing; Saturday, Aug. 11
3:15 - 5:15 pm, Abbot Road Tent
Mark Dvorak and Sally Potter, song leaders
www.greatlakesfolkfest.net

Wheatland Music Festival
September 7-9, 2012
Remus, MI (20 m. W of Mt. Pleasant)
Community Singing, Sunday, Sept. 9
1:15-2:15 pm, Centennial Stage (huge tent)
Sally Potter, Jim Hall, Cindy Morgan, Frank Youngman, song leaders
($20 Sunday day passes available at gate)
www.wheatlandmusic.org

Holiday Sing - Tenth Annual!
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove St, E. Lansing, MI
Sally Potter, host. Additional song leaders, TBA.
Sing seasonal and holiday selections with your friends and
community. Lyric sheets provided.
Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series, producer.
Tickets: $12 public; $10 Fiddle members; $5 students;
$20 family. Available @ www.tenpoundfiddle.org and at the door.

ELEVENTH ANNUAL
Mid-Winter Singing Festival

Friday - Saturday, February 1-2, 2013
Two Community Sings, Children’s Concert,
Nine Saturday Afternoon Singing Workshops,
and the All Comers’ Festival Choir
Hannah Community Center.
819 Abbot Rd, E Lansing, MI

Pete Seeger's 94th Birthday Party
Friday, May 3
Sing his songs with Emma's Revolution (Pat Humphries and Sandy O.)
Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series, UU Church, 8 pm
$15 public, $12 Fiddle member, $5 student, $25 family rate
www.tenpoundfiddle.org

Spring Community Sing - Ninth Year!
Friday, March 9, 2012, 8 pm
Chicago's Mark Dvorak, song leader
Unitarian Universalist Church 855 Grove St, East Lansing, MI.
Lyric sheets provided.
Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series, producer
Tickets: $12 public; $10 Fiddle members; $5 students;
$20 family. Available @ tenpoundfiddle.org and at the door.

Great Lakes Folk Festival
Aug. 12-14, 2011
Community Singing on Saturday, Aug. 13
3:15 - 5:15 pm. City Hall Tent.
Sally Rogers, Joel Mabus, and Elizabeth LaPrelle, song
leaders. Non-stop singing, Americana selections.
FREE (Donations accepted.) greatlakesfolkfest.net

Wheatland Music Festival
Sept. 9 - 11, 2011
Community Singing on Sunday, Sept. 11
1:15 - 2:15 pm. Centennial Stage (Large Tent)
Sally Potter, Jim Hall and Cindy Morgan, song leaders. Non-stop singing. Weekend Tickets at: wheatlandmusic.org
SUNDAY ONLY TICKETS: $20 at the gate. Free parking.

Holiday Sing - Ninth Annual!
Friday, December 9, 2011, 8 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove St, E. Lansing, MI
Sally Potter, host. Additional song leaders, TBA.
Sing seasonal and holiday selections with your friends and community. Lyric sheets provided.
Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series, producer.
Tickets: $12 public; $10 Fiddle members; $5 students;
$20 family. Available @ tenpoundfiddle.org and at the door.

Mid-Winter Singing Festival
Tenth Anniversary!
Friday - Saturday, February 3-4, 2012

Two Community Sings, Children’s Concert, Nine Saturday Afternoon Singing Workshops, and the
All Comers’ Festival Choir, Rachel Alexander, Director

Hannah Community Center. 819 Abbot Rd, E Lansing, MI

Friday Night Community Sing
Feb. 3, 8 pm. Very, very special song leader - TBA.
Lyric sheets provided.
Tickets: $20 public; $15 Fiddle members; $5 students
Available @ tenpoundfiddle.org and at the door.

Children’s Concert
11 am, FREE! Mark Dvorak, performer.
Sponsored by the City of East Lansing

Nine Saturday Afternoon Singing
Workshops & Festival Choir

Singing workshop song leaders TBA.
Schedule posted here by January 1, 2012
Wristband good for any and all: $10. Students free!
Wristbands on sale at Festival site, starting at 10:30 am.
(No limit to amount sold; wristbands will not sell out.)

Saturday Night Community Sing
Feb. 4, 7 pm (not 8 pm)
Sing favorite songs of the Festival’s first decade! Song
leaders include Joel Mabus, Pat Madden and Mark Dvorak.
Tickets: $20 public; $15 Fiddle members; $5 students.
Available online at tenpoundfiddle.org or Friday and Saturday at the Singing Festival.

 

Spring Night of Singing with Joe Hickerson & Sally Potter

Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series
March 26, 2010, 8 p.m.Joe Hickerson
Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove Street, East Lansing
Tickets available at the door or on line… www.tenpoundfiddle.org
$10/ $8 members/ $5 Students/ $20 Family

Do you love to sing? Acclaimed singer, song leader and folklorist Joe Hickerson and Singing Festival founder Sally Potter will be the song leaders for a whole night of singing - with you, the folks in the chairs doing the singing, thus creating the evening's marvelous sound. Lyric sheets provided. Click here to discover more about the legendary Joe Hickerson. Visit sally-potter.com to learn more about Sally Potter.

 

Fourth Annual Spring Sing with Pat Madden

Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series
April 24, 2009, 8 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove Street, East Lansing
Tickets available at the door or on line… www.tenpoundfiddle.org
$10.00/$8.00

www.patmadden.net

Pete Seeger Community Sing w/ Matt Watroba

Monday, May 4, 2009

To help celebrate Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday, Matt Watroba will join us as we sing songs penned and/or made famous by the legendary singer and song leader Pete Seeger.

There is no need to hike to Madison Square Garden for that huge birthday sing along. We will have our own community celebration of the life and energy of America's foremost song leader, Pete Seeger.

Michigan's Matt Watroba knows many of Seeger's songs, and he will help lead these songs at the Monday. May 4 Community Sing.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Last Community Sing of the Season!

 

Sixth Annual Community Holiday Sing hosted by Sally Potter

Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series
Friday, December 12, 2008, 8 pm
UU Church, $8/10, lyric sheets provided
More info: tenpoundfiddle.org

 

Mark DvorakPub Sing!

Monday, May 5, 2007 7:30 pm

Dublin Square Irish Pub
(corner of Albert and Abbot, downtown East Lansing)

Special Guest Songleader, Chicago’s Own Mark Dvorak
with help from: Pat Madden, Sally Potter, Jim Hall and others.

Suggested donation of $5 will be collected to cover costs.
Lyric books provided.
No smoking environment. Parking nearby.
Food and drink specials available.

www.markdvorak.com

Wheatland Music Festival

September 11-13, 2009
Remus, Michigan

The Wheatland Music Festival takes place in Remus, MI the weekend after Labor Day. 16,000 folks Wheatland Music Festivalcamp on 160 acres and listen to 3 stages of music, attend workshops, watch their kids play on Kids' Hill, catch up with friends, eat fabulous food, and have a great time!

To avoid camping, yet to attend the Festival, many music lovers buy a $20. Sunday (only) day pass at the gate. The Gospel Sing starts around 10 am, so before singing, there is plenty of time to drive to Remus (20 m. west of Mt. Pleasant) and have a great breakfast and a second cup of good coffee at either the Happy Farmer Co-op or the CACC.

At noon, Sunday, Sept. 13, I'll be leading an hour of songs "under the pines". The annual song circle, (which has grown every year - the word is out about this singing stuff...,) is in a gorgeous setting, nestled among tall, sturdy pine trees, in the middle of Wheatland's Workshop Lane. (Benches are available for those who need to sit.) We sing familiar songs (no song sheets) so folks can sing out and share their voice with their neighbors, the pines, the trees and the sky. It is a powerful sound. If you have never been to Wheatland, here's a reason to attend! www.wheatlandmusic.org

 

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