July 1: The Back 40: A Fiddle Roadtrip. Canada in 40 tunes, with Ian Bell, James Stephens, Jeff Bird and Jake Charron. Harbourfront Centre, TOronto.
July 14-18: Oakville Celtic Fiddle Camp.
Aug. 3 - 9: Swannanoa Gathering Music Camp, Warren Wilson College, North Carolina
Aug. 15: Fiddle and Bow Society, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Aug. 16: 4oth Anniversary, Blyth Theatre, with an all-star cast of actors and directors from throughout the years.For more info: Blyth Festival
Sept. 8: Orientation, York University Music.
Sept. 15: Classes start at RCM. Mondays 6:15-7:45: Irish. Mondays 8:00 - 9:30: Old TIme Canadian. Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45: Beginner FIddle. Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:30: Intermediate FIddle. For registration: Royal Conservatory (search "Violin").
Sept. 19 - 21: Anne's Great Canadian Fiddle Camp, Unicamp, Ontario (near Honeywood). Contact Anne for details.
Sept. 27: 100,000 poets for Change, Elora Poetry Centre. 7324 Wellington County Road 21 (just past Elora Gorge Park). Poetry, Music and Food with Anne Lederman and Ian Bell, Jerry Prager, Morvern McNie and Daniel Kolos (Words Aloud Poetry Cooperative). 5:00 p.m. to whenever. The evening will pay tribute to the part that Beaver House played in Canada West as a terminus of the Underground Railroad. Admission by donation. For more info.
Oct. 9 - 12: Singing Storytellers Symposium, Cape Breton University and Celtic Colours International. For more info: Singing Storytellers
Oct. 24: Eh?! at the Brampton Folk Club, St. Paul's United Church (30 Main St. South, Brampton), 7:30 p.m. Contact: email@example.com.
Oct. 30: Anne and Ian Bell at Bloom's on Bloor. $45 prix fixe dinner with show. 7:00 p.m. Contact: Bloom Restaurant for reservations.
Nov. 9: Janey's Arcadia, an unflinchingly subversive, aversive, conversive poetic look at the Canadian settler-colonial experience.Rachel Zolf will launch her powerful fifth collection. Liz Howard will open the night with a reading, after which will follow a special screening of the film created for the Janey project, a live sound performance with Reena Katz and Anne Lederman, and reading by Rachel from Janey's Arcadia. Drinks and snacks will be available, and all are welcome!
PLACE: Beit Zatoun: 612 Markham St. 1 minute from Bathurst subway stop on Bloor line (Markham St. exit), 7:30 p.m., admission free.
NOv. 29: Country Dance, St. Barnabus Church. Toronto (Danforth and Chester, across from the Carrot COmmon). 8:00 p.m., with Tom Leighton and Ian Bell. For more info, Contact
Jan. 23: Eh?! at York University, Accolade East, 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 23: Eh?! at the Tranzac, 10:00 p.m.
Feb. 2: With Njacko Backo, Unitarian Church, 79 Hiawatha Road. A special Concert for Black History Month. 2 p.m.
Feb. 9th: World FIddle Day Prtactice Sessions begin! See webiste for details: www.worldfiddledaytoronto.wordpress.com
Feb. 22: With Njacko Backo, FESTIV’ÉBÈNE 2014 in Welland, Holy Trinity Church, 119 Division St.For tickets and info, Call 905-341-0564.
Feb. 19-20: MAriposa in the Schools. Dance workshops in Chatham ONtario with Bill Russell and Ian Bell.
Feb. 27: With Ian Bell. Goodbye King Coal. A special celebration in the lobby of Koerner Hall, sponsored by the ONtario Clean Air Alliance and Power Steam. Free but pre-registration required. Contact: www.cleanairalliance.org
March 16: The Unicorn, Eglington st, TOronto. A spedial St. Patrick's Day party for MPP Caroly Bennett. With October Browne
March 8: The Real St. Patrick, Midland ON. With Eugene Rea and NOnie Crete. Contact:
March 17: The Real St. Patrick, Kitchener, ON
March 23: Common Thread 15th Anniversary Celebration from 1 to 5:30 pm, St. Christopher House, Stan Meek Community Hall, 248 Ossington Avenue (at Dundas), $20 adv/$25 door
April 17: Wee Folk Club, the Dominion Tavern, Queen St. Toronto. Solo gig.
April 23: Members of Black Creek Pioneer VIllage. A special celebration. With Ian Bell and TOm Leighton
April 26: With Jeanette Arsenault, Tom Leighton and Fraser Hardman, Belleville Ontario.
May 4: World Fiddle Fest: A Fundraiser for World Fiddle Day Toronto. Howard Park Emmanuel Church, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Featuring: Jon Pilatzke and Jake Charron, Swamperella, Reel Bulgars, NUA, North Atlantic Drift, Gypsy Jive Band, Shoeless, The Metis Fiddler Quartet and special guest Njacko Backo.
May 17: WORLD FIDDLE DAY at Harbourfront! 2 - 5 p.m. All fiddlers welcome. For rpertoire and Practice Schedule, see www.worldfiddledaytoronto.wordpress.com.
May 24: Toronto Country Dance, with Tom Leighton, Tony Quarrington and Jonno Lightstone. A speical irthday Celebration for Vicki Obedkof. St. Barnabus Church, 7:30 p.m.
June 6: Muddy York, Ontario History Society, Burwash Hall,Toronto
Friday, Feb. 22: CD Release with Njacko Backo and Kalimba Kalimba, at the Gladstone, Toronto.
Saturday, April 20th: Eh?! at Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway W., Toronto. 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $12 youth and seniors. For tickets, contact: Jaren McLeod/ Donway Covenant United Church, 416-444-8444.
Friday, May 10: Eh?! in Cambridge. Folk at the Cafe, sponsored by the Millrace Folk Society.The Galt Room, 2nd Floor, Café 13, 13 Main Street, Cambridge, Ontario. Admission $15. For tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org, 519-621=7135
Saturday, May 11: Eh?! at the An Evening for Bazou, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, 8:30 p.m. Njacko Backo & Valery Woloshyn travelled to Bazou, Cameroon, in January 2009 and visited École Saint Albert Le Grand, the school that Njacko attended as a child. During the visit the couple was inspired to help improve the education in the community. This is a 5 year project to make improvements to the school infrastructure.
Saturday, May 18: World Fiddle Day Toronto 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. All welcome. Come play, come listen as we play our way around the world. Players can access sheet music and mp3s here or by contacting Anne.
Saturday, May 25: Common Thread Chorus annual Concerts. Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 14: Remembering Stan Rogers, with Paul Mills, Jack Cole, Brad Nelson and Dan Patterson. The Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St. E., London. 8:00 p.m. $20 Adv, $25 door. Tickets contact.
Saturday, June 15: Remembering Stan Rogers. The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener. 8:00 p.m.
$18 adv, $20 door. Tickets contact.
July 1: Eh?! at the McMichael Art Gallery, Kleinberg, Ontario. 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 - 29: Anne's Great Canadian FIddle Camp, with James Stephens and Emilyn Stam, Unicamp, Honeywood, Ontario. FOr Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced adult fiddlers. Contact Anne for more details.
Oct. 25: Blankets on the Floor. Special Storytelling/Fiddling event with Norman Fleury at the Royal Botannical Gardens, sponsored by the Metis Women's Circle.
Jan. 11: Gord's Birhthday at the Dam Pub. Special sesson featuring Shane Cook, Brian Pickell, Anne Lederman and drop-in guest, Andrea Beaton.
Jan. 17: Anne is the Featured Artist at ACousitc Tuesdays at the MOnarch Pub, Delta Hotel, Toronto
Jan. 21: The Great Canadian Songbook - 200 years of Canadian songs in Cree, Gaelic, French, English, Yiddish and Ukrainian. A special Workshop for the COmmon Thread CHorus.
Feb. 23: Anne with Njacko Backo and Kalimba Kalimba at the Gladstone Art Bar, 9:00 p.m.
March 3: Workshops and Concert at the Dam Pub, Thornbury. With Emilyn Stam. Piano (Emilyn) and Fiddle (Anne) Workshops, 3-5 p.m., $20. COncert, 8:00 p.m., $15. Please contact Gord at the Dam Pub for Reservations for both workshops and concert. Seating is limited, so book early. email@example.com.
March 10: Kitchen Table Music Festival, Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A wonderful day of music featuring workshops with ALan Gasser (world vocals) Tom Leighton (Piano/accordion,hand percussion, accompanying and arranging) and Anne Lederman (bowed instrument ensemble). COST: $80. FOr more info and Registration, Cntact: Jim Dolmage 416 531-2618, firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 17: The Real St. Patrick. A Concert at Dublin Church, 68 Suffolk St., Guelph Ontario.Admission $20 (under 18 - $15). Proceeds to the CHildren's Foundation. Feauring Nonie Crete, Eugene Rea, Anne Lederman, David Woodhead,Gary Kreller and more. For tickets, contact Michael O'Connell at 519 400 8777.
March 24: Common Thread Chorus Benefit Concert, Cecil St. COmmunity Centre, featuring Anne Lederman and Ian Bell. For more info: commonthreadchorus.ca/
March 29th: The Toronto Storytelling Festival: Celebrating Canadian Idientity. Kick-off event at the Centre of Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst St., 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Muddy YOrk with storyteller Lorne Brown.
March 31: Echo CHoir Benefit Concert, Church of the Holy Trinity, Featuring Anne, Njacko Backo, CHris Rawlings and many other guest performers.For more info, watch this space.
April 1: Great Canadian FIddle Jam at the Gladstone Art bar. 2 - 5 p.m. See Feb. 5
April 15 - April 29th: HOme Routes Tour of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with Emilyn Stam. 13 Concerts in 15 days. For more info on attending any of these concerts, contact Anne.
May 2: The 5th Annual Fiddlehead Culinary Competition, a Benefit for Sick Kids Foundation, Sopra Upper Lounge, 264 Davenport ROad, Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
May 6: Great Canadian FIddle Jam.
May 26: Common Thread, Final COncert, featuring Anne Lederman and Ian Bell (Muddy York). St. Simon's Anglican CHurch. Two Shows: 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more info: click here
May 27: Doors Open Toronto. Muddy York at Fort York , with Ian Bell and Jeff Bird. 1:00 a.m. to 4:15.
May 28 - June 1: Fiddles in Fort Hope - an ArtsCan initiative
June 5- 7: Elder Youh Project School gigs in Algoma, with Ruby John, Alicia Blore
June 13: 2:00 p.m. Special Presentation on Aborginal fiddling in Canada. Toronto Public Library, Spadine Road Branch.
June 13 -Martin van de Ven, Brian Katz and Anne Lederman have teamed up to perform music from the traditional Klezmer repertoire. Mezzetta Cafe Restaurant, 681 St Clair Ave W. $10 cover, reservations for the first set are recomended (416) 658 5687 Sets at 9 and 10:15 pm.
June 15 - 8:00 p.m. Muddy York at the Sharon Temple, with Anne Lederman, Ian Bell and Pat O'Gorman. A special Bi-centennial celebration in one of the most beautiful music venues n the province. See www.sharontemple.ca for details.
July 17: Muddy YOrk Mash-up at Fort York. Part of a weekend of activities to kick off the Bicentennial of 1812. 4:00 at the Fort, featuring Anne LEderman, Ian Bell, Subhadra Vijaykumar, Njacko Backo, Dennis Rondeau, Tom Leighton and Pat O'GOrman.
July 5: Fiddlers and Firebrands: Muddy York at the Music Garden. 7 p.m., with Anne, Ian,. Dennis Rondeau. Pat O'Gorman and TOm Leighton
July 6 - 8: Mariposa Folk Festival with Muddy York. Anne with Ian Bell, Tom Leighton, Pat O'Gorman and Dennis Rondeau.
Aug. 11: Saugeen Metis Festival, Southampton, Ontario. With Joe Philips.
Sept. 21-23 – Anne's Great Canadian Fiddle camp. I am running a small adult weekend camp (20-25 peope at most) for the 2nd year at Unicamp, near Honeywood Ontario, beautiful space, great food, wonderful music. This year, I will be joined by James Stephens as instructor and hope to expand to include both an Intermediate and an Advanced group--anyone with at least a couple of years experience. COst is $250, all is, with food, accommodation, jams, concerts, a dance and classes with both instructors. Contact Anne for Registration.
Sept. 27 – EH?! at the Gladstone Melody Bar. Come hear hte band at the first concert ofour Fall tour. James Stephens, Emilyn Stam and Anne. 8:00 start. $10 cover.
Sept. 29 – Eh?! House concert, Markdale, ONtario. Click here for details.
Oct. 12/13 – Eh?! is doing an Official Showcase at the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference, Mississauga ONtario. See the OCFF website for details.
Oct. 19/20 – Eh?! in Perth. Friday night concert, special day of workshops with the Perth Fiddlers, Saturday. Watch this space for details.
March 4 - 7: Winter Folk Camp. Haliburton Folk Society, with David Archibald, David Woodhead, Suzie Vinnick, Eve Goldberg, and Georgette Fry. Wanakita Ontario. Currently Registering.
March 10 - 13: Muddy York in Algoma. With Julie Schryer, Pat O'Gorman, Zach and Benoit Lefevre.
April 7/8: Muddy York at Spring Thaw, Toronto. See http://ieee.uwaterloo.ca/~tcd/ for more details.
June 17th: Oli's Birthday bash at Hugh's Room. 8:30 p.m. with a cast of thousands.
July 9/10: EH?! at the Mariposa Folk Festival, Orillia, Ontario
Aug. 4 - 7: Eh?! at Lunenberg Folk Harbour Festival
Sept. 11: Muddy York at the Cuckoo's Nest, London Ontario.
Sept. 23-25: Anne's Fiddle Camp. A fun time for all.
Nov. 7 - 13 The Eh?! Tour. Gladstone Hotel, Artword Artbar, Leith, Perth, and the 35th Anniversary of the Ottawa Folklore Centre, Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa.
Nov. 17: A Muddy York Extravaganza. The official Cd Release Concert for the re-mastered 1984 recording, now on CD for the first time. In the Gladstone ballroom, 1214 Queen St. West. Admission: $20 at the door. With many special guests, including Subhadra Vijaykumar (Carnatic violin), Debashis Sinha (percussion), Pat O'Gorman (bagpipes, Irish flute/whistle), Njacko Backo (kalimba), Daryl Williams (steel pan), Laura Smith (vocals), Jeff Bird (bass) and TOm Leighton (piano/accordion).
Jan. 23: Guest soloist with the Stratford Symphony, World Premiere of Tamarack'er Down, by Anne Lederman, .orchestrated by Martin Van de Ven
May 6- 9: Frontier Fiddlers Jamboree, Norway House, Manitoba
June 11: 8 - 10 p.m. Concert: Room 100, Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph Street. With James Cheechoo and family. Sponsored by U. of T. Celtic Studies programme as part of the conference: Irish and Scots Encounters with Indigenous Peoples. See http://arts.uoguelph.ca/riiss/program for more details. $20.
July 9-10: Northern Lights Festival Boreal, Sudbury Ontario. With Njacko Backo
July 14 - 18th: North Atlantic Fiddle Convention, Aberdeen, Scotland. Solo performances and with the Omeigweissi Ensemble.
July 20: Leith Folk Club, Edinburgh, Scotland.
September 2 - 8: Fiddle Festival of Wales,Workshop and COncert sponsored by the Lakeland Fiddles, England.
Nov. 12/13: House Band, Stan Rogers Tribute, Hugh's Room, Toronto, with Connie Kalder, Steve Ritchie, Al Parrish, Ariel, Beth and Nathan Rogers, Paul Mills, Trevor MIlls and Tom Leighton.