Anne Lederman




August 14 - 20: Algoma Trad Music and Dance Camp: A special tribute to Brian Pickell.

July 10-14: MNjcc Suzuki Summer Music & Arts Camp. Anne will be teaching Norwegian and Indigenous fiddling.

May 22-June 30: Anne has a special Canada Council grant to study hardanger fiddle in Norway. She will be regularly sharing her adventures on YouTube and Facebook. Subscribe to Anne’s YouTube Channel here for all the fun.

May 9: StoryFusion Cabaret at Alliance Française. Toronto International Storyteller’s Festival.

May 6: Celtic Mass for the Sea by Scott Macmillan, with the Mississauga Festival Choir at the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario. 7:30pm. for tickets and info.

April 30: House Concert with Martin Van de Ven. An intimate afternoon of Klezmer on clarinet and violin.

April 15: Fiddle Hell Online! Anne joins 30 other performers/instructors from around North America for workshops on Métis and Old Time Canadian Fiddling and a special concert with Eric Favreau.

April 5: Workshops on Irish Music in Canada at the Lynwood Arts Centre, Simcoe, Ontario, with Peter Jellard and Paul Gribbon.

March 17: Maple Syrup Festival at the Steckle Heritage Farm, Kitchener, with Ian Bell Rob Rohr and Hannah Shira Naiman (caller). A special event hosted by White Owl Native Ancestry Association.

March 17/18: Concerts with The Real Celts (Eugene Rea, Nonie Crete, Tom Leighton and Paul Gribbon) for Bingeman’s Conference centre, Kitchener and the Midland Cultural Centre, Midland, Ontario.

March 13: Talamh an Eisc: Irish music in Canada, for the Irish Real Life Festival, Kitchener Ontario, at the Registry Theatre.

March 11: Talamh an Eisc: Irish music in Canada, a scripted music/storytelling show with Pat O’Gorman (pipes, whistles, flute) and Peter Jellard (guitar, Irish accordion, harmonica, fiddle). Written/narrated by Anne Lederman (voice, fiddle, tenor guitar).

March 9: Workshops on Irish music in Canada with Peter Jellard and Pat O’Gorman for Goderich Public School and Goderich Collegiate.

Feb. 11: Toronto Contra Dance with Mango Chaud

Feb. 2-3: School Workshops on French-Canadian dance at the Lynwood Arts Centre, Simcoe, Ontario, with Bill Russell (Caller) and Ian Bell.

Jan. 23: With Martin Van de Ven. “Oy!” Workshop and House Concert at Mary Alton’s of traditional klezmer music on clarinet and violin. An intimate duo version of a wonderful tradition.


Picking up. We finished the Portage CD (watch for it in 2023) and I was inducted into the Canadian Fiddlers Hall of Fame

Dec. 4: Riverdale Share. Fundraiser for Daily Bread Food Bank.

Nov. 26: Drom Taberna with Brian Katz and Jonno Lightstone.

Nov. 18: Bolton Music Series. A special presentation of klezmer music on clarinet and violin, with Martin Van de Ven, Bolton Ontario.

Nov. 1: With the cast of Come From Away, special guest on spoons and fiddle for the Farm Group, Newfoundland Kitchen Party.

Oct. 28: Brampton Folk Club, with Ian Bell and Les Smith. A Celebration of Canadian Traditional Song.

July 25: A Special Memorial Celebration of the life of David Fox.

June/July: Drawer Boy at the Blyth Festival. With Randy Hewson Jonathon Goad, and Cam Laurie. Original music composed and performed with Graham Hargrove. Directed by Gil Garratt, Blyth Ontario.

May 8: Toronto Contra with Mango Chaud: Rob Rohr, Donna MacLeod, Peter Jellard, Ann-Marie Saunders

April: Recording with Portage in Newfoundland. Laura Risk, Erynn Marshall, Christina Smith and Jean Hewson. It doesn’t get any better than this.

March: Saturday afternoon online workshops in Irish, Old Time Canadian and Scottish-Canadian traditions. And the usual St. Patrick’s shenanigans, of course


Feb. 17: Anne debuted her show: Hardanger 2.5: Tunes and Stories, about her adventures learning Norwegian music on the Hardanger fiddle (8-stringed traditional Norwegian instrument). Watch for new installments or contact Anne to view the show on YouTube. 

September: Anne, Tom Leighton and Rick Bauer played for the Ossington Old Orchard Fall Fair and the Cobourg Celtic Festival. With Njacko Backo and Kalimbas at Work, she played for a street party in Toronto. She and Rick played at the Cloverleaf (new pub in Toronto's west end).

January 4:
Canadian Old TIme Square Dance Callers Association Dance. Westway United Chuch, 8 Templar Ave., Etobicoke. 8pm, public. Come one, come all.

January 19: Speak Music Be Kind Festival. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave.3- 3:45 pm. Solo performance of stories songs and tunes. Come here some of the new stuff! This is a new 3-day Festival happening with many great artists over 3-days. An early bird wristband is only $15 for 3 days, available til Jan. 6. For more info on Speak Music Be Kind Festival, click here.

January 22-26: Folk Alliance International, New Orleans. Showcase in the Jelly Roll Morton Traditional Music Room, Saturday 10:30pm.

February 29: Njacko Backo CD release. Pour tous les enfants du terre. Details TBA

July 30: Portage at The Music Garden Toronto. Details TBA

August 3 - 9: Portage at the Goderish Celtic COllege and Festival.

Classes: Rcm Celtic Orchestra - Sunday pm,. 1-2:30, 14 weeks, Jan. 12 - April May 3
Advanced French/Métis /Scottish Rep Class, Mondays 6:15 - 7:45, 14 weeks, Jan. 14 - May 4.
Go to for more info, or contact Anne.

Jams! 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 7:30 - 10:00pm at Amico's Pizza, 1648 Queen St. West.
2nd - Cape Breton/Scottish, 4th - French-Canadian/Métis
(but open to all).

Jan - April: Jams! 1st, 2nd and 4th THursdays of the month, 7:30 - 10:30pm at Amico's Pizza, 1648 Queen St. West.
1st - Open Rep, 2nd - Cape Breton/Scottish, 4th - French-Canadian/Métis

Feb. 2: Amadeus Choir, Fundraiser, with Tom Leighton

Feb. 16: Concert, Lederman-Bell, Burlington Performing Arts Centre

March 15: The Reel St. Patrick, with Eugene Rea and Nonie Thompson, Tom Leighton and Paul Gifford, Bingeman's, Kitchener Ontario. 1:30 - 3:00 pm.

March 15: Irish Reel Life Festival, Irish Kitchen Party, The Registry, Kitchener. 8 pm.

March 17: with October Browne, Roncesvalles United CHurch. service - 10:30 - 11:30 am

March 17: The Reel St. Patrick, Fergus Theatre.

March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12: World Fiddle Day Toronto Klezmer Workshops. L&M Clinic space, 935 Bloor St. West, Toronto, 1:30 - 5 pm. No experience necessary.

MAy 19: World Fiddle Day Toronto, Klezmer Orchestra. Co-presented by Ashkenaz and supported by Polyphonic Ground. Canadian Language Museum, 9:30am, to 6:30 pm with Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer. See for more info.

June 22: Skeleton Park Arts Festival, Kingston, Ontario, with Njacko Backo and Kalimbas at Work

July 7: Afrofest, with Njacko Backo and Kalimbas at Work, Woodbine Park, Toronto, 3:30 pm

August 16: Street Party, Creemore Ontario. 6:30pm

August 20: CNE International Pavillian, with Tom Leighton and Ian Bell. Cross-Canada Fiddle Cavalcade, 1:30 pm

Sept. 12:
Ossington/Old Orchard School. Fall dance. With Tom Leighton and Rick Bauer.

Sept. 15: Fiddlers For the Roof! A day of fiddling at the Kiever Shul, Kensington Market, to help raise funds for a new Roof. Lederman/Bell, Swamperella, Mark.Marichka Marzcyk, Kousha Nakhai/Ava Rostamian.

Sept. 29: Pratie Oaten Festival of Irish Music, Owen Sound, ONtario. Special Concert presentation of Irish music in Canada.

Nov. 7: Leaving Kansas: A concert tribute to Dorothy deVal. York University Recital Hal, 12:30 pm. Free.

Sunday Dec. 8: Riverdale Share: A Benefit for local charities. 3pm, Danforth Music Hall. Tickets $25 available here. Hosted by Mike Tanner, featuring Jim Cuddy, Julian Taylor, Lorraine Segato, Whitehorse, SHAK SHAK and more.

Jan 8: Indigenous Fiddling, Saarv Academy, Toronto, solo show.

Jan 18 - 20: Conference on Teaching Trad music, as part of Celtic Connections, Glasgow.

Jan 25, 28: "The Real Robbie Burns," with Eugene Rea and Nonie Thompson. Fergus, Midland, Ontario.

Feb. 2: Dance, with Rick Avery and Judy Greenhil.Wycliffe College, Toronto.

Feb 3: "From a Celtic Heart," with the Amadeus Choir, Jubilee United CHurch, Toronto. Shows 2 om and 7 pm.

Feb. 17: Winterfolk Festival, Toronto. Solo show, Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. (at Broadview). 7 p.m.

March 3: Fiddlefern Dance and Workshops, Owen Sound. With Tom Leighton and Ian Bell. Cpntact Fiddlefern for more info.

March 4: "The Devil and the Dance". Show with storyteller June Brown at Storytelling Festival, Gladstone Ballroom, 3:30 pm

March 11: "The Real St. Patrick," with Eugene Rea and NOnie Thompson. Orillia, Ontario

March 12: "Stick Tales" at the Aga KHan. Musical Storytelling. 1/2 hour sets at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 pm.

March 17: The REEL St. Patrick. The Registry, Kitchener, ONtario, with Nonie Thompson, Eugene Rea, Paul Gribbon, Tom Leighton and Dan Stacey.

March 18: WORLD FIDDLE DAY Workshops begin: Get YOur Groove On, with Lea Kirstein and Anne Lederman, Long&McQuade Clinic Space, 935 Bloor St. West. Other Wrokshops: April 5 (7-9 pm), April 15, April 29, May 13 (all 3-5 pm). $20 each or all 5 for $80. For more info:

May 18/19: WORLD FIDDLE DAY! At Hugh's Room For more info:

Fall 2017

Sept 21: The Toronto Fiddle Collective: Workshop (7:00), Show (8:00) with Tom Leighton, followed by a jam. Tickets $35 or $15 just for the concert. Contact:

Oct. 7: Bob Bossin's Farewell Tour, Hugh's Room, Toronto. With Marie-Lynn Hammond, Ben Mink, and, of course, Bob. Contact Hugh's Room for tickets.

Oct. 14: 40th anniversary of the Toronto Contra Dance. With Rick and Judy Avery, Peter Jellard. St. Barnabus Church on the Danforth. Info

Oct. 21: Official Showcase, Stick Tales, Folk Music nNtario, Toronto

Nov. 24/25: Spirit of the Narrows at the Small World Centre. Anne's play about the Indigenous Fiddle Tradition in Manitoba. 3 SHOWS ONLY. Toronto: Small World Theatre, 180 Shaw St., Suite 101 Tickets: $25

SHOWS/Tickets: Nov. 24, 2017: Friday evening- 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 25: Saturday Matinee - 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 25 evening: 8:00 pm

Dec. 1: Seasonal Concert, King City Historical Society. With Ian Bell, Tom Leighton and Martin Van de Ven. Contact: Diana Armitage,

Dec. 3: Another Bloody Folk Club, Yellow Griffin, Bloor St. West. Solo show

Spring/Summer 2017
Jan. 7: Ontario Old Time Caller's Association. With Ian Bell, Kate Muphy and Bill Russell. Westway United Church.

Jan. 9: Fiddle Classes start, RCM, Toronto. French-Canadian/Metis, Old Time Canadian. See for details.

Jan. 21/22: Orangeville FIddle Camp. Maples School, Orangeville ONtario. With Karen Reed. For more info:

Jan. 25: The Real Robert Burns. With Eugene Rea and NOnie Crete. Bingeman's, 1:30 p.m., Kitchener ONtario. Fergus Grand Theatre, 8:00 p.m. Fergus ONtario.

Jan. 28: Lederman/Bellwith the Stratford Symphony, Knox Church, Stratford, Ontario.

Feb. 28: Tafelmusik Concert, Outreach Project with MNjcc Suzuki and Etobicoke School for the Arts.

March 17/18: St. Patrick's Day with Eugene and Nonie Crete, Concert/Workshop at The Registry. Kitchener and Georgetown Theatre.

March 24:  Lederman/Bell at Crosscurrents Caledon

March 30-April 15: Eh?! does Home Routes, The Estelle Klein circuit, Ontario. See for more info.

May 20: WORLD FIDDLE DAY! Aga Khan Museum. Workshops, Around-the-World Jam and Evening concert with Guest artsits: Pascal Gemme/Yann Falquet, Amely Zhou, Anne Lindsay, Kousha Nakhai, DnA (Diana and Andrew Dawydchak). See for info.

June 25: RCM open House, Faculty concert,Koerner Hall.

June 25: Huron Multi-cultural Festival, Goderich, Ontario. With Ian Bell.

July 1: Canada Day in Kettleby, with Ian Bell and Emilyn Stam

July 8: Cobourg Ontario with Marie-Lynn Hammond, TOm Leighton and Conrad Kipping. Belleville Waterfront Festival, with Jeanette Arsenault.

Aug 10: Eh?! at the MUsic Garden, Toronto.

Aug. 18: With Njacko Backo at the Aga Khsan Museum.

Jan. 22: Cafe 13, Lederman/Bell (anne Lederman and Ian Bell). Upstairs in the Galt R0om of the Main Street Grill, 13 Main St. Cambridge, Ontario. $12 Advance, $15 at the door.

Jan. 23: Burns night with The Celts (Eugene Rea, Nonie Crete, Tom Leighton, Paul Gribbon and Anne Lederman). Meaford Hall, Meaford ONtario.

Jan. 24: The Celts do Burns (see above). Midland Cultural Centre, Midland Ontario.

Feb. 6: World on a String, with Amely Zhou (Chinese er hu), Cihad Ozturk (Turkish saz, voice), Maryem Toller (Egyptian Q'anun, voice) and Anton Astopol (Bulgarian guitar, voice) and Anne Lederman (Canadian fiddle, voice). Tis will be a wonderful shared night of music from many world traditions, a erise of our Fort YOrk shows in the Fall at Common Ground.  At Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto. 8:00 p.m. $20. Click here for tickets.

Feb. 16: Music and Opera Appeciation Society, Stratford, Ontario. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Metis Music: A Demonstration/Performance.

Feb. 21: Lederman/Bell in Concert, Midland Cultural Centre, Midland ONtario. Fiddle Workshop to be held in the afternoon. For tickets and info, click here.

March 6: Violin Summit with Chris Mckhol, Rebekah Wolkstein, Drew Jureka and Anne Lederman. Kingston Road Village Concert Series, Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road, Toronto. 3:00 p.m. Adults $20, Students $10. Click here for tickets.

April 20, May 18: Jams at the Cure, Dundas West and Dufferin. 7:30 - 10 p.m. Come for the great food, the great beer, the great atmosphere. 7:30-8:30 will be Metis, after that the floor is open. (If you want access to the Metis Dropbox, e-mail me:

May 21: World Fiddle Day! Fort York. Workshops/Concert with Guest Artists: Rosalyn Dennett, Yosvani Castaneda, Mark Marcyk and Dan MacDonald, followed by possibly the World's largest fiddle jam (96 players last year) peforming music from around the world with incredible house band: Tom Leighton, Martin Van de Ven, Ed Hanley, David Woodhead and Lea Kirstein, led y yours truly. Music available at:, and there's still 3 practise sessions left -April 24, May 5, May 15 - check the website for details.

July 7-9, 14-16. Spirit of the Narrows at the Pearl Company, Hamilton, Ontario. Watch this space for more info.

July 29-31: Lederman/Bell at the Millrace Folk Festival, Cambridge, ONtario.

Aug. 15 - 20: Algoma Trad, St. Joe's Island. Wonderful family music and dance camp run by Pat O'Gorman and Julie Shryer.

Sept. 12: Classes and lessons begin. See for Beginner and Adavnced Fiddle Classes, or go to the Teaching page.

Sept. 23- 25: Anne's Great Canadian FIddle Camp, Unicamp of Ontario (near Honeywood). Hannah Naiman and Anne teaching.
COntact Anne.

Sept. 30: A Celebration of the Dance at the Brampton Folk Club, St. Paul's United Church, Brampton. 7:30 P.m. $15. With Tom Leighton and Jamie Snider (yaay!). We will do a set of songs, tunes and stories and then lead you in some easy dances form all over Canada and beyond. Always wanted to know how to do a Prairie Schottische, a Brandy. Please join us.

October 18 - 28: Spirit Horse at Young People's Theatre. A wonderful First Nations adapation of the Irish story
Into the West.
  Music composed by Anne and performed by Anne and Nicholas Delbaere-Sawchuk. For more info:

Oct. 21-23: FMO COnference, Ottawa, Ontario. Anne to receive the 2016 Estelle Klein Award.

Nov. 14 - 27: Anne and Ian Bell on a Home Routes tour of the Yukon.

Dec. 2: A Winter's Tale: Christmas in Canada in Song, Tune and Story. Lederman/Bell with Martin Van de Ven and TOm Leighton. 7:oo p.m. All Saints Anglican CHurch, 12935 Keele St., King City. Tickets $20 (12 and under free). For tickets, call: Diana Armitage (905) 859 3695, Elaine Robertson (905) 841 4041.

Dec. 3: Lederman/Bell House Concert, near Pefferlaw, ONtario. Contact: for tickets and info.


Jan. 18: Eh?! at the Cuckoo's Nest, London Ontario.  James Stephens and Anne Lederman with the inimitable Joe Phillips on bass and guitar. Chaucer's Pub, 122 Carling St. London, 7:30 p.m. $15 at the door. For more info see

Feb. 7/8: Fiddlefern Dance and Workshops, Owen Sound.  For more info, see

Feb. 21/22/23: Remembering Stan Rogers: Benefit for Stanfest. With Paul Mills, Jack Cole, Brad Nelson and Dan Patterson.
      Friday Feb. 20 - Pearl COmpany Theatre, 16 Steven St., Hamilton, Ontario
      Saturday, Feb. 21 - The Regisry, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener, ONtario. 8:00 p.m. $18 Advance, $20 at the door.
Sunday Feb. 22 - Aolian Hall, London, Ontario, 7:30 p.m. $20 Advance, $25 at the door

Feb. 23 - 28: Anne is spending a week teaching world music to the El Sistema kids in PArkdale.

Feb. 27: Treadway School, with Bill Russell and Jake Charron. Family Hoedown

March 1:  Solo set at Another BLoody Folk Club, Yellow Griffin Pub, Toronto , 2202 Bloor St. 7:30 p.m.

March 14- 21: The Real St. Patrick, with Nonie Thompson and Eugene Rea
Black Forest Inn, Kitchener - March 14
Midland Cultural Centre, Midland Ontario - March 20
Meaford Town Hall, Meaford, Ontario - March 21

April 5: Fiddlefern Dance and Workshops, Owen Sound Ontario. See

April 11: Lederman/Bell house concert at the Weeds. 8 p.m. $20. For reservatons, contact

April 15: Lederman/Bell at the Blyth Theatre, Blyth Memorial Festivla Hall, Blyth, Ontario:  Special Fundraiser, Concert and Film Shoot. $20.  For tickets, contact

May 1: Barmpton Folk Club, with Ian Bell. Work Songs for Mayday. 7:30 p.m. Sanderson Hall, St. Paul's United Chuch, 30 Main Street. $15.

May 16: WORLD FIDDLE DAY at Fort York, Toronto. Workshops, Concert and Around the World Jam, co-sponsored by Fort York, Mariposa in the Schools and Long & McQuade, and supported by the Toronto Arts Council. With Guest Performers Subhadra Vijaykumar, Soozi Shlangar/Peter Jellard (Swamperella), members of the Metis Fiddler Quartet, and Chris Mckhool (Sultans of String). Anne will lead the Around the World Jam 30 cultures, 40 tunes ) in this 3rd annual event clebrating World Fiddle Day.

July 25: Spirit of the Narrows, at the Native Canadian Centre, 16 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
1:00 p.m. as part of the final day of Pan-Am activities. To be followed by a jigging worlshop at 2. Anne's solo show of stories and fiddling about meeting and learning from Aboriginal players players in western Manitoba. Alive with humour and respect, it is both a personal journey, and a tribute to the people and the music she came to know and love.

July 26 -31: American String Method Camp,Charleston, South Carolina.

Aug. 1-2: Mill Race Festival, with Njacko Backo.

Aug. 20: Lederman/Bell Concert, Lion's Head Rotary club, Lion's Head, Ontario, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 21- 23: Lederman/Bell at the 40th Annual Summerfolk Festival, Owen Sound.

Sept. 18-20: Anne's Great Canadian FIddle Camp, Unicamp, near Honeywood Ontario, with James Stephens. For Beginner- Advanced Adults. Contact Anne for more details.

Sept. 26/27: Small World on Common Ground: World on a String, Fort York, 1:00 p.m., with Anton Apostol, Maryem Toller, Amely Zhou and Cihat Ozturk. Free! It will be an adventure.

Sept. 26 - Community Dance in Sorauren Park, 6:00 p.m. All welcome, all ages. Ivy Mairi calling, with Anne and Emilyn Stam.

Oct. 4: Pratie Oaten Irish Festival, Grey County Museum and Archives, Owen SOund, Ontario.

Nov. 19-22, 26-28: Spirit of the Narrows at the Pearl Company. The two-actor version, with Capucine Onn. For tickets and info, follow the link above.

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 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:

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. 20:Toronto Fiddle Collective Presents: Anne Lederman with Tom Leighton (piano)
3591 Dundas St. W. (Royal Canadian Legion)
CONCERT: 8:30 p.m. $20. Anne and Tom bring you great fiddle music from many traditions: Cape Breton, Metis, Irish, Scandinavian, klezmer and original. Canadian Fiddling at its finest.
WORKSHOP: 7:00 p.m. $10
Intermediate Fiddle Workshop with Anne on one or two Canadian favourites: Big Bear (John Arcand) and Brenda Stubbert's (Jerry Holland). Anne is full of helpful tips on how to improve your traditional playing. There will be a short jam session with Celina DiCecca from 8-8:30 while Anne and Tom get ready for the concert.

Nov. 21: Toussaint: Legends of the Dark Months (Breton Stories and Music), with Bruce Carmody (storyteller) and Anne Lederman (Fiddle/voice), Montgomery's Inn: 4709 Dundas Street West.
7:30 - 10 p.m. - $20/$15 students, seniors
From the Celtic tradition of Breton folklore, when during the “Black Months” of November and December all gathered by the fire to hear the eerie tales of northern coastal France, beyond King Arthur and Morgan le Faye into the lesser- known realms of these rich and spellbinding tales.By the fireplace at Montgomery’s Inn. 
(Please note: Some of the stories may not be suitable for children under 12. For more info, see: (416) 578-1031,

Nov. 22:  Tamarack'er Down Ensemble at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church Christmas Craft Show and Sale. 3:00 p.m. (sale is on from 10 - 4), 214 Wright Ave. (at Roncesvalles).

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

Dec. 8: Hugh's Room, with Stringband, 8:30 p.m. 2261 Dundas St. West.

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.