Make plans to be at the FMSM Winter Concert/Sing-along!

You're invited to the FMSM Winter Concert/Sing-along at the
Grace A. Dow Library Auditorium
1710 W. St. Andrews Road in Midland
(next to the Midland Center for the Arts)

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2pm

Featuring the Jolly Hammers and Strings
and SUGAR (Saginaw Ukulele Gurus And Rookies)
[along with special guests, Sweet Friends in Music]

Suggested donation is $5, but come, and invite all your friends!

Learn more about FMSM activities on the group's website,

Hammered Dulcimer For Sale!!!

Holidays are approaching!  Maybe you know someone who would love to have this beautiful dulcimer!
Bob Tack 1990, 5,4,15,15 hammered dulcimer, octaves  A ,D, G, and C. 
Double strings over courses, floating spruce sound board.   
All but one string intact, some sign of wear.
Offer includes: 
~ Metal practice stand  
~ Folding stool
~ Music holder  
~ Peg Earl padded carrying case 
~ Six sets of quality hammers  
~ Tuning wrench

$800 plus shipping and handling for the package- Cash sale
Send your email or phone inquiries to or 989-513-3246 and I will pass on your information to the seller.  

Who had a blast?

Well, the workshop tents are gone, the instruments have been put away, and the RV's are back home.  Thank you so much to all of you who made the 2016 Midland Folk Music Festival such a wonderful event!  Learn a few more tricks and licks, and plan to be back in August, 2017...

PLEASE! No camping until Monday!!!

OK, it's (almost) Monday, August 22nd, so the fair is over, and you are welcome to come and camp for the festival.  In fact, come soon, so you don't get stuck with neighbors like this! 

Midland County Fair - no FMSM booth this year!

The stars just weren't lining up to staff a booth/tent at the Midland County Fair during the week before the Midland Folk Music Festival, so we will just have to let that effort go for 2016.  Feel free to come to the fair and stroll around with your instrument and some FMSM literature and do some promoting, though!

Midland Folk Music Festival

23nd Annual Midland Folk Music Festival

August 25 - August 28, 2016

BULLETIN! - The workshop schedule and the schedule of the sing-alongs, jams, and stage show are now posted on the FESTIVAL page!  Just click the festival tab, and see what is in store...

Location: Midland County Fairgrounds (6905 Eastman Rd., Midland, MI)

Admission: $5/member, $10/nonmember (memberships available at the door)

Camping Available: $20/night (includes electricity)

The 2015 Festival was a wonderful reunion of music folk, with loads of workshops, jams, sing-alongs and concerts. The 2016 Festival schedules are now posted on the Midland Folk Music Festival page.

The wheels are in motion, and plans are being planned as you read this note!

Let's Have a Picnic!

Wednesday, June 8th, is the date, and Whiting Forest, 2303 Eastman Avenue is the place.  Bring a potluck dish, your instrument/music, a friend, a pen (to mark your ballot!), and a smile.  Socialize at 5:30, dinner at 6, a brief business meeting to follow, along with election of board members (speeches by candidates are limited to 15 seconds), and then music afterward.