Nova Scotia-born Celtic artist, Anna Ludlow, has been cast as the lead fiddle player in the Broadway hit Come From Away, when it returns to Canada in 2018. The production begins with a 4-week run in Winnipeg in January, before heading to Toronto for the for the rest of the year.
Her final performance before that will be a Christmas show at the Merrickville United Church on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The show is part of a group of shows named “The Hunger Tour”, which will benefit the community food bank. Tickets available at www.hungertour.com, The Village Bean (Merrickville), or at the door.
When asked about the opportunity to take part in “Come From Away”, Anna stated: “I am thrilled to be a part of this show. I grew up in a small town in Nova Scotia where everyone was treated like family and we always came together and were supportive of one another in times of need. Come From Away is a great fit for me as I hold the importance of community very close to my heart.”
Performing on a large stage is a familiar place for Anna Ludlow. For the past 14 years she has been the lead fiddle player in the Juno-nominated production, DRUM!, from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Since moving to Ottawa in 2013, she has been made her mark in the local scene. She has brought Celtic music into the mainstream, performing at events such as the Ottawa Bluesfest, Festival of Small Halls, and on Parliament Hill.
For more information visit: http://www.annaludlow.com