Recipient of the 2016 Estelle Klein Award, Anne Lederman

Anne Lederman is a fiddler, singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, researcher and teacher. She will receive Folk Music Ontario’s 17th annual Estelle Klein Award, which recognizes individuals or groups who have made a significant lifetime contribution to the folk music community in Ontario.

Originally from Manitoba, Anne has recorded 5 CDs under her own name of original and traditional Canadian songs and tunes and was a founding member of such ground-breaking Canadian ensembles as Muddy York, The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Kalimba Kalimba and most recently Eh?!, as well as her own group, Fiddlesong. Anne is known especially for her work with Aboriginal fiddle traditions in Manitoba, having produced a 4-album set of field recordings in 1987, Old Native and Métis Fiddling in Manitoba (now a double CD).  She has mentored generations of young fiddlers with her original teaching series, Tamarack’er Down: A Guide to Celtic-Canadian Fiddling Through Rhythm (currently taught at both York University and the Royal Conservatory of Music), and is the founding Artistic Director of both Worlds of Music Toronto and of World Fiddle Day Toronto. She continues to perform, teach and compose nationally and internationally.

The Estelle Klein Award will be presented during the Awards Brunch on Sunday, October 23, 2016, as part of the 30th Anniversary FMO Conference. Music Canada Live is a proud sponsor of the conference that will take place October 20-23 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre.

The conference is open to festival directors and support staff, music presenters and related industry affiliates (agents, managers, publicists, buyers, promoters, etc.), artists, and music lovers.

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