For use until January 14, 2017

Fifteenth Annual Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival
Friday, January 13 & Saturday, January 14, 2017
Hannah Community Center, East Lansing, Michigan
www.singingfestival.com

We are excited to announce The Mid-Winter Singing Festival has been renamed The Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival! The Fifteenth annual Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival, produced by The Ten Pound Fiddle Concert and Dance Series and the City of East Lansing, will take place on Friday, January 13, and Saturday, January 14, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan.

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 (7:30), The Sweet Water Warblers (8:30), and Jay Ungar and Molly Mason (9:30).

Saturday afternoon from noon-4, the festival will offer 10 workshops. Five workshops will be related to community singing and five will highlight instruments, dancing, and performance. Song sheets for each singing workshop will be given out by the presenter. No need to pre-register! Just come to the Community Center, purchase a $20 workshop wristband, pick workshops that interest you, pop into the rooms, and enjoy! (18 and under and all students are free to all workshops.)

Saturday at 11:30am in the Hannah Community Center auditorium, the Festival will screen the film "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song," sponsored by the East Lansing Film Festival.

On Saturday morning at 11 am, there will be a FREE Children's Concert, presented by Mark Dvorak, and sponsored by the City of East Lansing. Kids of all ages are encouraged come to the Hannah Community Center and sing folk songs.

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

All events will be held at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, Michigan.

Bob Blackman, former host of "The Folk Tradition" on WKAR FM 90.5 and frequent host of Ten Pound Fiddle concerts, will be master of ceremonies.

Inspired by Pete and Toshi Seeger's highly popular Circle of Song tent at the Hudson River Clearwater Festival, the Community Sing at the festival is designed for folk music lovers to be able to sing great songs with each other. Lyrics for the songs sung at the Community Sing will be passed out.

The Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series is the producer of the Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival. For further details, including workshop schedules, ticket information, and maps, visit www.singingfestival.com or call 517.267.0410.




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