McLauchlan, Stockwood, Sharon, Lois and Bram and Devin Cuddy at Riverdale Share concert

News Nov 27, 2014 by Norm Nelson East York Mirror

This year’s annual Riverdale Share holiday concert, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Danforth Music Hall, will feature not a new, but an old twist.

It’s being tweaked just a bit to make sure it includes – and appeals to – kids.

“Our response back from the community was that we had kind of gotten a little away from the family show, that it was almost too professional. And that they wanted more kids in the show, and geared more at children,” said Susan Baker, the volunteer executive director as well as producer and co-artistic director.

“So we really tried to do that this year. We have a lot of children in the show.”

Rest assured, though, they still have a lot of star power.

As usual, area musicians and performers have answered the call, led by well known local performers Murray McLauchlan, Kim Stockwood and Sharon, Lois and Bram.

And in the ‘like father, like son’ category, Devin Cuddy will interrupt his fall tour promoting his new sophomore album, released this summer, for his first headline appearance. His debut album got him a Juno nomination in 2012. He follows on the heels of his father Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo fame, a Riverdale resident who has been no stranger to the Riverdale Share stage, including at last year’s concert.

The backing Riverdale Share band includes Tom Leighton as musical director and on piano and Steve Briggs as band leader and on guitar.

“We really don’t thank our band enough, we’re lucky to have them,” Baker said. “We have mostly the same people every year. Some trade in and trade out as they have tours they’re on.”

Riverdale Share is aiming to raise $30,000 to be distributed mostly to charities that do their work in the east end.

“That’s always are goal. I think last year we fell a little short, we gave away $26,000. Some years we go a little over, some a little less.”

Tickets are $20.

Tickets are available at http://riverdaleshare.com or at the following three Danforth locations: The Big Carrot, 348 Danforth Ave.; Treasure Island Toys, 581 Danforth Ave.; and It’s My Party, 423 Danforth Ave.

McLauchlan, Stockwood, Sharon, Lois and Bram and Devin Cuddy at Riverdale Share concert

News Nov 27, 2014 by Norm Nelson East York Mirror

This year’s annual Riverdale Share holiday concert, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Danforth Music Hall, will feature not a new, but an old twist.

It’s being tweaked just a bit to make sure it includes – and appeals to – kids.

“Our response back from the community was that we had kind of gotten a little away from the family show, that it was almost too professional. And that they wanted more kids in the show, and geared more at children,” said Susan Baker, the volunteer executive director as well as producer and co-artistic director.

“So we really tried to do that this year. We have a lot of children in the show.”

Rest assured, though, they still have a lot of star power.

As usual, area musicians and performers have answered the call, led by well known local performers Murray McLauchlan, Kim Stockwood and Sharon, Lois and Bram.

And in the ‘like father, like son’ category, Devin Cuddy will interrupt his fall tour promoting his new sophomore album, released this summer, for his first headline appearance. His debut album got him a Juno nomination in 2012. He follows on the heels of his father Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo fame, a Riverdale resident who has been no stranger to the Riverdale Share stage, including at last year’s concert.

The backing Riverdale Share band includes Tom Leighton as musical director and on piano and Steve Briggs as band leader and on guitar.

“We really don’t thank our band enough, we’re lucky to have them,” Baker said. “We have mostly the same people every year. Some trade in and trade out as they have tours they’re on.”

Riverdale Share is aiming to raise $30,000 to be distributed mostly to charities that do their work in the east end.

“That’s always are goal. I think last year we fell a little short, we gave away $26,000. Some years we go a little over, some a little less.”

Tickets are $20.

Tickets are available at http://riverdaleshare.com or at the following three Danforth locations: The Big Carrot, 348 Danforth Ave.; Treasure Island Toys, 581 Danforth Ave.; and It’s My Party, 423 Danforth Ave.

McLauchlan, Stockwood, Sharon, Lois and Bram and Devin Cuddy at Riverdale Share concert

News Nov 27, 2014 by Norm Nelson East York Mirror

This year’s annual Riverdale Share holiday concert, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Danforth Music Hall, will feature not a new, but an old twist.

It’s being tweaked just a bit to make sure it includes – and appeals to – kids.

“Our response back from the community was that we had kind of gotten a little away from the family show, that it was almost too professional. And that they wanted more kids in the show, and geared more at children,” said Susan Baker, the volunteer executive director as well as producer and co-artistic director.

“So we really tried to do that this year. We have a lot of children in the show.”

Rest assured, though, they still have a lot of star power.

As usual, area musicians and performers have answered the call, led by well known local performers Murray McLauchlan, Kim Stockwood and Sharon, Lois and Bram.

And in the ‘like father, like son’ category, Devin Cuddy will interrupt his fall tour promoting his new sophomore album, released this summer, for his first headline appearance. His debut album got him a Juno nomination in 2012. He follows on the heels of his father Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo fame, a Riverdale resident who has been no stranger to the Riverdale Share stage, including at last year’s concert.

The backing Riverdale Share band includes Tom Leighton as musical director and on piano and Steve Briggs as band leader and on guitar.

“We really don’t thank our band enough, we’re lucky to have them,” Baker said. “We have mostly the same people every year. Some trade in and trade out as they have tours they’re on.”

Riverdale Share is aiming to raise $30,000 to be distributed mostly to charities that do their work in the east end.

“That’s always are goal. I think last year we fell a little short, we gave away $26,000. Some years we go a little over, some a little less.”

Tickets are $20.

Tickets are available at http://riverdaleshare.com or at the following three Danforth locations: The Big Carrot, 348 Danforth Ave.; Treasure Island Toys, 581 Danforth Ave.; and It’s My Party, 423 Danforth Ave.