Stephanie Cadman’s new CD release, Full Band at Hugh’s Room Nov 19th- call to reserve 416-531-6604
“… you can’t fail to enjoy the dancing and fiddling of Stephanie Cadman…”
- The Toronto Star
Fiddle and dance sensation, Stephanie Cadman, is excited to announce the release of her brand new CD, Foggy New Year. The Stephanie Cadman Trio, featuring Jake Charron on piano/guitar and Charles James on double bass, will launch the new album at Hugh’s Room on November 19th, with shows to follow in London, ON (Nov 21) and Tamworth, ON (Nov 22). Producer of the album, renowned multi-instrumentalist, Daniel Lapp, will open the shows and perform along side the trio.
Nominated for a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award, Foggy New Year showcases Stephanie’s exceptional talents as a composer, fiddler and dancer. The new album features several original tracks with some of Stephanie’s old favourites thrown in the mix. Cadman is able to convey the subtleties of the traditional music while introducing the listener to her innovative original tunes. The album also showcases Stephanie’s soothing, heartfelt vocals on four tracks such as John Douglas’ “Wild Mountainside” and features a fun duet with producer Daniel Lapp on Robert Burns’ “Thou Hast Left me Ever Jamie”.
“I’m thrilled to be releasing my new album ‘Foggy New Year’ after a few years in the making,” says Cadman. “I had the opportunity to work with my dear friend, and one of my idols, Daniel Lapp, from Victoria, BC. We met while touring with Bowfire many moons ago and we always stayed in touch. I knew he was the guy to mold these original tunes I had brewing. I was overjoyed that he was able to produce and play on the record…a real career highlight for me!”
You might also recognize Stephanie Cadman as one of the founding members of CMT chart toppers, Belle Starr. Cadman is no stranger to the stage. After winning the world tap dancing championships in Riesa Germany at 16, she was chosen for the lead in the hit musical ‘Swingstep’, combining her skills as actor, dancer, singer and fiddler. She went on to perform in Mirvish Productions’ ‘Needfire’ and the Broadway National Tour of ’42nd Street’. Stephanie was a founding member of the hit dance show ‘The StepCrew’ and is one of Canada’s top violinists featured in the production ‘Bowfire’.
The Ottawa Valley native grew up in a musical family and developed passions for fiddle, dance and theatre at the tender age of 4. Since then, Cadman has toured tirelessly across Canada, the US and around the world, sharing stages with the likes of The Chieftains and Lara St John. The Stephanie Cadman Trio performs live with Stephanie’s newest musical edition, ‘the percussive chamber box’ – a wooden dance platform attached to a looping pedal, making Stephanie the percussionist of the band.
“We wanted to do a tour of Ontario, close to home to kick off the new CD release,” explains Cadman. “Daniel Lapp is flying out for the week to open the shows and play with us. I’m excited to have lots of friends and family so close to home come hear the new collaboration!”
December will see Stephanie touring throughout Japan with Irish accordionist/fiddler Sharon Shannon and Lunasa. It has just been confirmed that Stephanie will be heading to the US this winter to perform with Galician piper extroardinaire, Carlos Nunez.
Catch The Stephanie Cadman Trio Featuring Daniel Lapp:
Nov 19: Toronto, ON, Hugh’s Room, 8PM
Nov 21: London, ON, The London Music Club, 8PM
Nov 22: Tamworth, ON, Legion Hall, 8PM
Stephanie Cadman on tour in Japan:
Dec 5: Concert with Sharon Shannon in Tokyo @ Aoyama Cay
Dec 6: Concert with Sharon Shannon in Nagoya @ TBA
Dec 7: Celtic Christmas Festival in Tokyo @ Sumida Triphony Hall
Dec 8: Concert with Lunasa in Hyogo @ Itami Aiphonic Hall
Dec 10: Concert with Lunasa in Shimane @ Plover Hall
The Home Waltz
The Stephanie Cadman Trio – Demo Reel
What do you get when you mix 6 pipers, 10 drummers, 7 stepdancers and 7 highland dancers, a singer, and four piece band? Another totally awesome College of Piping summer show in Summerside, PEI. Stephanie spent the month of June out in PEI, her second home! This was Stephanie’s third year back at the College of Piping directing and choreographing their summer show. The show was a great success running four nights a week till early September.
Stephanie also had the pleasure of working in North Salem, NY choreographing the mega musical Barnum which opened February 2012. Stephanie is also in demand as a choreographer/teacher in dance studios across the county. She takes great pride in giving back to kids the training and knowledge she’s cultivated over the years.