Anne Lederman




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:

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:

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

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

July 14-18: Oakville Celtic Fiddle Camp.

Aug. 3 - 9: Swannanoa Traditional Music Camp, North Carolina

Elder yOuth Workshop Oliver and me Tsiigetchic

2013 Highlights

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:, 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.

2012 highlights

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.

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,

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:

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 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.

2011: HIghlights

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 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).

2010 Highlights

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 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.