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Past Events


2015

Second Opinion @ the Ten Pound Fiddle
Friday April 24th, 8PM
Community Music School
4930 S. Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI 
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with Low Lily

After 14 years, Second Opinion returns to the stage to help The Fiddle celebrate its 40the season!

From 1988 – 2001, Betsy Clinton, Pat Madden and Sally Potter delighted Midwest audiences with well-crafted arrangements of strong material chosen from all genres under the folk music umbrella.

Interesting songs from such writers as Tom Paxton, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Si Kahn, Charlie King, Pete Seeger, Kitty Donohoe, The Wyrd Sisters, Alison Krauss, and Second Opinion’s own Pat Madden, were skillfully arranged and presented with tight, intricate harmonies, either a cappella or accented with a combination of guitar(s) and/or banjo.

While each member held down a ‘day job,’ “The Opinions” toured on weekends, going west to the Twin Cities, Chicago, and Madison, south to Kerrville, and east to the Owen Sound, Clearwater and Kent State Folk Festivals, to name a few stops.  

Over twelve years, Second Opinion recorded and released four CDs: “Second Opinion,” “Just a Little Closer,” “Last Rose,” and “Final Stop” (a live recording of their last show). The band also gave annual Ten Pound Fiddle concerts to packed houses. While folk fans all over the Midwest knew their music, Greater Lansing has always been home.

In January, 2001, over 800 fans saw Second Opinion’s “Final Stop” in a sold-out East Lansing High School auditorium. The evening was spent singing favorite Second Opinion songs for and with the audience.

Betsy, Pat and Sally look forward to sharing a set of these songs, again, with the Ten Pound Fiddle community, on Friday, April 24.

 “The hearts of the ones who inherit your lives
Rest in the truths you have spoken
Memory will echo the trust you have made
And like you, it will never be broken.”

What Will I Leave Behind?   by Si Kahn

 

 

2014

St, Patrick's Day Party and Sing Along!

Friday night, March 14, 8 pm

Sing Irish Songs with Sally Potter and The Lash!

The Avenue Cafe
2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Mi 48912

Here's the link to the Ten Pound Fiddle event:
http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/event/st-patricks-day-party-and-sing-along-featuring-the-lash/

 

2013


Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter
Friday, December 13, 2013 8 pm

Gather round with Sally Potter for the annual Holiday Community Sing! This night she will be joined by Pooh Stevenson and Kevin Tarsa as they weave their way through the familiar songs of solstice, winter and the holiday season!

Tenth Annual, produced by The Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series

Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove Street, East Lansing
Public $12/ Fiddle Members $10/ Students $5/ Family $20
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Sally Potter - Song Leader
Monthly Community Sings

Mondays: Sept 9, October 7, November 4, 2013
7:30 pm, Fireplace Room
Unitarian Universalist Church
855 Grove Street, East Lansing, MI
$3-5 donation requested. 
Bring your Rise Up Singing song book, buy one there ($21), or borrow one of the many 'loaners'. 

 

Sally Potter - In Concert
Wednesday, June 19, 7 pm
Second Set: Scarlett Runner String Band at 7:45
Meridian Historical Village 
Central Park, off Marsh Road, Okemos
Free. Bring bug spray and a chair or blanket.

Community Singing at the Great Lakes Folk Festival
Downtown East Lansing
Saturday, August 10, 3-5 pm, City Hall Tent
Free
Sally Potter, Song Leader
Other song leaders: Cathie Ryan and Red Tail Ring

Community Singing at the Wheatland Music Festival, Remus, MI
Sunday, Sept. 8, 1:15-2:30 on the Centennial Stage 
Sally Potter, Song Leader
Other song leaders: Frank Youngman, Jim Hall, Cindy Morgan and more...
Weekend passes available on line. Sunday only pass ($25) available at gate. 


2012


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

Ninth Annual Holiday Sing

Friday, December 14, 2012
Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series

Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove Street, East Lansing
www.tenpoundfiddle.org

$12/ $10 members/ $5 Students/ $20 Family. Tickets available at the door or on line after 9/1/12.

Lyric sheets provided. Bring the whole family (loose definition - grandparents, cousins, household...) for only $20!

Great Lakes Folk Festival Community Sing

Saturday, August 11, 2012 3-5 pm
Downtown East Lansing

Sally and Mark Dvorak will leading the 3rd Annual GLFF Community Sing under the huge tent on Abbot near Grand River. Two hours of singing, non-stop. Plenty of seats.
No lyric sheets; folks will know the songs. 
general festival info | schedule

This is the third year for community singing at the GLFF, read about it.

Great Lakes Folk Festival

Saturday, August 14, 2012 6-8 pm
Downtown East Lansing
Community Singing
Robert B. Jones, Ray Kamalay, Sally Potter, song leaders

Two hours of non-stop singing - songs you know and love to sing - just for fun!
www.greatlakesfolkfest.org

Blissfest

11 PM, Friday, July 9, 2012
30th Anniversary
Harbor Springs, MI
Community Singing

Claudia Schmidt and Sally Potter, song leaders
www.blissfest.org


2010


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.

 

Friday March 26, 2010, 8 pm
Ten Pound Fiddle

Joe Hickerson and Sally Potter lead a "Night of Singing"
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. Clink the link to discover more about the legendary Joe Hickerson. Visit sally-potter.com to learn more about Sally Potter. Visit singingfestival.com for info about local community singing events. Gate opens at 7 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm. General admission seating. Tickets: $10/ $8 Fiddle members/ $20 Family. Tickets available on line at www.tenpoundfiddle.org (no family rate available on line), or at the door.

Ten Pound Fiddle (at the UUC) (855 Grove St East Lansing, MI)
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2009


Friday December 11, 2009, 8pm
Ten Pound Fiddle

Holiday Sing
Love to sing? Don't miss this popular annual event, hosted by Sally Potter. With help from additional Michigan-based song leaders and musicians, singers will make their way through two sets of holiday selections, old favorites and newer, popular songs. If you love to sing, you will LOVE this evening of singing great songs with your neighbors = your community. Lyric sheets provided. Gate opens at 7 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm. General admission seating. Tickets: $10/ $8 Fiddle members/ $20 Family. Tickets available on line at www.tenpoundfiddle.org (no family rate available on line), or at the door.

Ten Pound Fiddle (at the UUC) (855 Grove St East Lansing, MI)
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Wednesday, July 15

In concert: Sally Potter

Meridian Township Historical Park (behind the Meridian Township Hall, Marsh Road, just north of the Meridian Mall) Bring folding chairs or a blanket and bug spray. Popcorn and refreshments on site.

Part of the Wednesday night Summer Concert Series

7 pm, free. One set. Second Set by Bob McCarthy and Friends.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Flint Folk Music Society.

In Concert: Sally Potter
Location: Greater Flint Arts Council Gallery, 816 S. Saginaw St. unless noted otherwise in the schedule.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $12, $10 for FFMS and GFAC members. Children and students with current valid student I.D. are admitted free of charge

For more information, visit: www.FlintFolkMusic.com

Craigs Music Extravaganza

Third Annual Benefit Concert
Saturday October 11, 4-10pm
Sally performs at 8:45pm with Pat Madden
Perspective2
319 E Grand River in Old Town Lansing, MI
More info: www.myspace.com/craigoster


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Come Join us in this celebration of Craig’s triumphant healing journey. Through 14 years of perserverance after his ALS diagnosis, Craig shows us the incredible strength of the human spirit.
Please help celebrate his remarkable life by coming out for an after noon of Friends, Great Music, and Togetherness.
There will be food and beverages served throughout the evening, as well as a Massage Clinic and Silent Auction.
Donations will be accepted at the door.


2008


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


With the help of six talented local song leaders, Potter will host an evening of community singing with a wide-variety of holiday-related songs. Lyric sheets will be provided to those who attend. The music is created by those who attend. All are invited to help fill up the room with the magical, marvelous sound that is created when we all sing together - for the love of singing.

 


Community Singing Night (2008-2009)
Sally leads the community in song!

First monday of each month:

Monday, Sept. 8 (a week after Labor Day)
Monday, Oct. 6
Monday, Nov. 3
Monday, Dec. 1
Monday, Jan. 5
Monday, Feb. 16 (a week after Singing Festival)
Monday, March 2
Monday, April 6
Monday, May 4
Monday, June 1

No Community Sings in
July and August


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Saturday December 4, 2010, 1:15pm
Goldenrod Music Open House
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Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
Ten Pound Fiddle Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter
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