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Karen Reed

- CA Kitchener, ON, CA Celtic / old time fiddle

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Bio: Karen Reed was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. A member of the renowned musical Reed family, she began her career at the age of four. Karen studied classical accordion under the tutelage of her Aunt, World Accordion Champion, Iona Reed and learned to play the fiddle from her father, Ron Reed... See Full Bio

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“Karen Reed and Crossbow played two shows at our establishment (Showplace Dinner Theatre in The Black Forest Inn) and quite simply, brought the house down with their incredible musicianship, professional stage presence and timely audience rapport. Karen is undoubtedly one of the finest fiddlers in Canada. Her vast repertoire of material ranges from Irish jigs to Quebecois fiddling and everything in between. The audience loved it. I made sure to book them back as soon as their show was over. Keith Burton Entertainment Director Showplace Dinner Theatre ”
— Keith Burton - Showplace Dinner Theatre
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  • 2013

    Nov 9


    Los Angeles, CA, US | 9:15pm

    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:15pm
  • 2012

    Nov 18


    Toronto, CA | 7:00pm

    Toronto, CA
    Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:00pm

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    Karen’s concerts are filled with fiery fiddling that is synonymous with the “Reed family” name and is combined with surprising musical arrangements fueled with unexpected twists and turns. Karen Reed and Crossbow have a unique blend of textures drawn from fiddling genres that combine Classical and Celtic motifs interwoven with the essence of Canadian fiddling at its best. Musical arrangements by this multitalented band are an awe-inspiring, refreshing approach to the traditional fiddling genre. Whenever Karen Reed and Crossbow hit the stage, audiences aren't disappointed. Their energy is contagious and their mission becomes yours: to share an evening filled with music and create a sense of community in the midst of performance. Guaranteed to put a bounce in anyone's step, this is a concert you won't want to miss. If you love fiddling, we will see you there!

  • 2012

    Oct 27


    Waterloo, ON, CA | 7:00pm
    The Button Factory
    Waterloo, ON, CA
    Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:00pm

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    Karen Reed and Crossbow Karen’s concerts are filled with fiery fiddling that is synonymous with the “Reed family” name and is combined with surprising musical arrangements fueled with unexpected twists and turns. Karen Reed and Crossbow have a unique blend of textures drawn from fiddling genres that combine Classical and Celtic motifs interwoven with the essence of Canadian fiddling at its best. The band includes Karen Reed on fiddle, Trina Nadeau on cello, Jake Butineau on keys, and features champion step dancer, Devan Ballagh also on fiddle, bodhran, mandolin. The band doesn’t withhold passion or skill to round the edges with unpredictability and precision as they bring their magic to the stage with creativity and their own innovative blend complete with a variety of accompaniment styles punctuated with unique rhythms and solos. When you add a step dance champion to the mix, the sky is the limit. Musical arrangements by this multitalented band are an awe-inspiring, refreshing approach to the traditional fiddling genre. Ben Rogers will be opening the show and as a new up and coming passion filled musician, you won’t be disappointed!! Tickets are $15 advanced, $20 at the door, $10 for children under 12 Doors open at 7:00 Show: 7:30 – 9:30

  • 2012

    Sep 22


    St. Catharines, ON, CA | 7:00pm
    Rockway Community Center
    St. Catharines, ON, CA
    Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:00pm

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    Karen’s concerts are filled with fiery fiddling that is synonymous with the “Reed family” name and is combined with surprising musical arrangements fueled with unexpected twists and turns. Karen Reed and Crossbow have a unique blend of textures drawn from fiddling genres that combine Western Swing and Celtic motifs interwoven with the essence of Canadian fiddling at its best. The band includes Sarah Kroeker: cello and vocals, Jake Butineau on keys, and features champion step dancer, Devan Ballagh. The band doesn’t withhold passion or skill to round the edges with unpredictability and precision as they bring their magic to the stage with creativity and their own innovative blend complete with a variety of accompaniment styles punctuated with unique rhythms and solos. When you add a step dance champion to the mix, the sky is the limit. Musical arrangements by this multitalented band are an awe-inspiring, refreshing approach to the traditional fiddling genre. There will be a fiddle jam at the end of the program so we are hoping that fiddlers from the area will come out with their fiddles for a great concert followed by one of Karen’s fun fiddle jams!! Contact Cassandras1@sympatico.ca for tickets

  • 2012

    Feb 17


    Orangeville, ON, CA | 8:00pm
    Bill Elliott
    Orangeville, ON, CA
    Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:00pm

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    This is an inspiring weekend fiddle workshop under the instruction of champion fiddlers Doug McNaughton, Kyle Charron, Karen Reed

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  • Smith III (Artist) Smith III
    Hi, Congratulations! Nice music! Could you drop by sometime and support or listen to ours? Put A Stamp On It! Smith III
  • The Black Rose (Artist) The Black Rose
    Really lovely stuff. Like the light at sunset, shining through the glass in your hand. This is true mastery.
  • Irish Roots Cafe house band (Artist) Irish Roots Cafe hous...
    Mothers Lament....playin' today at the Irish Roots Cafe. Appreciate the continuing connection and all the best from the Irish Roots Cafe, with some of the oldest Celtic so...
  • Derek Fiechter (Artist) Derek Fiechter
    Amazing fiddle playing!
  • Celina Bree (Artist) Celina Bree
    Awesome talent!
  • MARK WELCH (Artist) MARK WELCH
    So glad I came over to your page! You have some REAL talent! Keep sharing your talents with the world! Hope you will come over to my page sometime and see whatcha think ...
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