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
Thursday, June 29th 2017 Tom Leighton & Conrad Kipping Toronto Downtown Toronto Canada
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. #2 Queen St. East. This is the 5th year that Tom and Conrad play pre Canada Day music while anyone present gets a piece of cake or some treat. All Canadianna with lots of toe tapping fiddle and accordion.
Thursday, June 29th 2017 Ian Bell with Tom Leighton TBA TBA Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Downtown Hamilton. Ian and Tom do their Confederation Generation show with music circa 1867 plus some fun stories and a sing a long as only Ian can host.
Saturday, July 1st 2017 - Sunday, July 2nd 2017 Tom Leighton and Rick Bauer Picton, Ont Waring House Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: no cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: The Waring House is located at the junction of Hwy 33 (Loyalist Parkway) and County Rd. 1, 1.5 km west of Picton. GPS coordinates: Latitude-43.99372 Longitude-77.176308. Venue phone: 613-476-7492 or 1-800-621-4956. All (or mostly all) Canadian music, most of the day. Rick and Tom take the evening shift, Mark Despault and friends take the earlier shift plus we all plan to sit in with each other so it will be fun, esp on Canada Day. Also the Waring House present their own fireworks. How cool is that. Rick Bauer is one of the original Frere Bros. so will bring some his whacky material to the party as well. Always a big treat for Tom.
Sunday, July 2nd 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 but with a salute to our Canadian Celtic roots.
Saturday, July 8th 2017 Tom Leighton and Anne Lederman TBA TBA Canada
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. This is a free concert by the town of Cobourg. Anne Lederman will be joined by Tom Leighton and Conrad Kipping with a special guest appearance by Cobourg’s darling of sonwriting – Marie Lynn Hammond. Show info to follow.
Saturday, July 8th 2017 Tom Plays with Jeannette Arsenault TBA TBA Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Jeanette leads the group at the Belleville Waterfront Festival. Details to follow, but the band is Conrad Kipping fiddle, mando, & guit, Anne Lederman, fiddle and feet, and Tom Leighton on keys and accordion. Jeanette’s Acadienne roots will be front and centre. Lots of fun stuff including some step dancing with Carol Bauer. Bring the whole family to the waterfront.
Sunday, July 9th 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
Wednesday, July 19th 2017 Tom Leighton & Conrad Kipping Cobourg, Ontario Oasis Bar and Grill Canada
Time: 7:30am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 31 King St. Venue phone: (905) 372-6634. It has been awhile since Tom and Conrad have played on the best patio in Cobourg. Lots of great music,& lots of instruments. Come out and enjoy the evening.
Thursday, July 20th 2017 Tom plays with Joane Powell Toronto, On 120 Diner Canada
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 120 Church St.. Venue phone: Call 416-792-7725 or text 416-706-4237. Tom met Joanne Powell at Kim Doolittle’s CD release party and they hit it right off. This will be their debut as Tom accompanies Joanne’s romp through some jazz classics, R’nB, and the Blues! Joanne brings a great “vibe” to her songs. It will be a fun evening.
Sunday, July 23rd 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, 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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