Sad news

According to a recent Facebook post from a family member, the founding father of FMSM, Bill Kuhlman has passed away.  Here are the details for Bill's services: Bill's family will receive friends at Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Chapel, Friday, January 6th from 4:00 - 8:00p.m., 1200 West Wheeler Rd., Midland. On Saturday, January 7th, the funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3701 North Jefferson Ave., Midland at 11:00 a.m.

Happy Holidays!

Jolly Hammers is all over the place, as is SUGAR, so check the calendar sidebar on the right-hand side of the page to know who is where when!  You can always shop and decorate at the last minute.  😝🎶

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!