In the Pines

Sunday at 9 p.m. and Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

A program of the many expressions of Folk Music recorded at regional concerts and performances, including music from the Hiawatha Music Festival, Porcupine Mountains Music Festival and the Marquette Area Blues Festival.

Upcoming Schedule


4 & 8 - More from the Virginia-based band The Steel Wheels, from the 2017 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival11 & 15 - More from Marquette married duo of John Gillette & Sarah Mittelfehldt, from the 2017 Hiawatha Music Festival18 & 22 - More from Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra, from the 2017 Hiawatha Music Festival25 & 29 - Traditional Finnish female artists Kardimimmit, from the October 2017 Beaumier UP Heritage Center Folk Performance Series


1 & 5 - Singer-Songwriter May Erlewine, from the 2016 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival8 & 12 - More from Ana Egge & The Sentimentals, from the 2017 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival15 & 19 - More from Sones de Mexico, from the 2017 Hiawatha Music Festival22 & 26 - Folk-pop group from Traverse City, The Accidentals, from the 2017 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival29 & May 3 - More from K. Jones & The Benzie Playboys , from the 2017 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Second Sunday Folk Dance

On Sunday, April 8, the Second Sunday Folk Dance presents a Michigan treasure: singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joel Mabus. White Water will provide the opening act. The concert and folk dance is held at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, Michigan and starts at 4PM CT.   After the concert, the Front Parlor Dance Band and dance caller Steve Kickert provide dance music and instruction until 7 PM. Dean and Bette Premo organize and host the Second Sunday concert/dance series.

Them Coulee Boys / Hiawatha Music Coop

The Hiawatha Music Coop announces their March Hiawatha On TAAP (Traditional Acoustic Arts Performance).  This is the fourth year of this monthly concert series.  Hiawatha Music Coop’s mission is to promote the performance of, education the public on, and perform traditional music.  Hiawatha Music Coop is known for the traditional festival held each July.  In addition, local and regional traditional music events will be performed each month, January through May, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

The Cactus Blossoms

  It's festival time again!  The Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival which takes place in July in Tourist Park in Marquette, MI. (For festival information go to: The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival which is held in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon County, MI. (For festival information go to 

Fishtank Ensemble on In the Pines

Jun 1, 2012

This week on In the Pines is a performance by California gypsy band Fishtank Ensemble recorded at Upfront & Co. in Marquette in January 2012.  This program airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and repeats Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Fishtank Ensemble is a leading gypsy music band from California, bringing a unique blend of high-energy, cross-pollinated gypsy (gipsy) and Manouche Jazz music to fans around the world. They have received international acclaim with their wide range of influences including Romanian (Romani), Flamenco gypsy, Balkan, Turkish, Tango and more!