Karen Reed Orchestra was formed in 2017 when a number of fiddlers in Southwestern Ontario expressed interest in joining an orchestra if Karen would consider the position of Director/Conductor. Joyce Anderson and Jane McVeigh approached Karen about the interest expressed and Karen excitedly agreed.
The vision of the orchestra is to bring together fiddlers of all ages and abilities and perform a mix of Canadian Old time and other forms of Canadian fiddling styles with full arrangements for Violin 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Karen’s goal is to empower the players both individually and as a unified body of players, by building confidence, creating community and expand horizons with respect to styles, technique, and overall musicianship through arrangements she has composed with intention to create a place of growth and accomplishment.

Karen is a dynamic instructor, promoter of Canadian fiddling, workshop facilitator, jam leader, and fiddle competition judge. She is a performer, entertainer, educator, and approaches all endeavours from a holistic perspective.

The orchestra is filled with members who are hard working, committed, friendly fiddlers who share the passion of the Canadian fiddle culture.


Here we are at our Season 1 Finale!

Karen Reed Orchestra Champs Elysees – YouTube

Karen Reed Orchestra Jig Set – YouTube

And our Season 2 Finale!