July has been off to a great start with concerts with musicians like Ian Bell, Jeanette Arsenault, Marie Lynn Hammond, Conrad Kipping and Anne Lederman. Also Tom was part of the huge cast  for the Wexford based True North Mix Tape Variety show at the Toronto Fringe Fest. It was very well recieved. The Wexford Team keep hitting it out of the part.

Also Tom and Rick Bauer continue to host Celtic Sundays at Arthur's Pub, Best Western Hotel, Cobourg. For details see the dates page.

June will be a fun month musically for Tom. He gets to play with a number of different people including Conrad Kipping, Ian Bell, Kim Doolittle and her amazing band, and long time pal Rick Bauer. All the public dates are listed on this site.

Tom with Rick Bauer:

Tom with long time partner Conrad Kipping:

Kim Doolittle 

with Ian Bell 

May had some musical hightlights that included being part of Rob Young's 5th recording of his own wonderful songs. What a band that producer Paul Mills put together – Steve Briggs, Al Cross, Dennis Pendrith, and Burke Carroll. The Toronto CD release is Sept 24 at

Hugh's Room LIVE!

Another May highlight was being part of the house band for World Fiddle Day #5Anne Lederman and her team did a wonderful job organizing this celebration of fiddle and how unique it sounds as each culture adapts their style to it.

May started out with Tom being involved in Wexford School for the Arts production of West Side Story – full live band and a cast of 150! The street fight scenes looked like the D Day Landing! I great cast and team. He considers himself so lucky to still be involved with it.

Last March Tom got to play yet again with Eugene Rae and Nonie Thompson as part of their show "The Real St. Patrick". Great musicians and a fun repertoire. Details on the dates page.

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Ian Bell and Tom prepare for their WW1 show. It is a revue of music from that period with a Canadian perspective. Music both from the Home Front and the Trenches with some period instruments and intros as only Ian can tell them.


 

Upcoming Shows

Date Who’s Playing City Venue Country
Friday, July 28th 2017 Ian Bell with Tom Leighton Guelph, On the Guelph Civic Museum Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 52 Norfolk Street. Venue phone: 519-836-1221 x 2778. This will be their popular “Confederation Generation” show with music and stories circa 1867. It may surprise you how many songs are still familiar.
Sunday, July 30th 2017 Tom Leighton and Rick Bauer Cobourg, On Arthur’s Pub, The Best Western Cobourg Inn Canada
Time: 2:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 930 Burnham St. Venue phone: (905) 372-2105. It’s Celtic Sundays at Arthurs Pub with Rick and Tom hosting. 2:30 – 6:30
Sunday, August 6th 2017 Tom Leighton and Rick Bauer Cobourg, On Arthur’s Pub, The Best Western Cobourg Inn Canada
Time: 2:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 930 Burnham St. Venue phone: (905) 372-2105. It’s Celtic Sundays at Arthurs Pub with Rick and Tom hosting. 2:30 – 6:30
Sunday, August 13th 2017 Tom Leighton and Rick Bauer Cobourg, On Arthur’s Pub, The Best Western Cobourg Inn Canada
Time: 2:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 930 Burnham St. Venue phone: (905) 372-2105. It’s Celtic Sundays at Arthurs Pub with Rick and Tom hosting. 2:30 – 6:30
Sunday, September 24th 2017 Rob Young CD Release Toronto Hugh’s Room Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2261 Dundas St. W. Toronto. Venue phone: (416) 531-6604. Tom is thrilled at being part of Rob Young’s 5th recording of his own wonderful songs. What a band that he and producer Paul Mills have put together – Steve Briggs guitar, Al Cross drums, Dennis Pendrith bass, and Burke Carroll pedal steele and dobro.

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