For Immediate Release...                                                            

January 2013

NEW-Mommy and Baby Sing n' Play group in Hebrew and English!  Please see Hebrew-English Sing n' Play sidebar for more information


Current available session start dates and times:

Tuesdays at 10:30/Jan. 15th-Feb.19th

Fridays at 10:30/Jan. 18-Feb. 22nd.

contact Lorie for more details at

July 2012

What's new with Lorie? 

Ashkenaz Festival 2012

I'm pleased to be part of this year's Ashkenaz Festival with a brand new production called "Todie and the Miser", an theatrical adaptation of a short story written, of course by my literary hero Isaac Bashevis Singer.

On Sunday, September 2nd (time and place TBA), join shrewd Todie, the town’s ne’er-do-well, as he teaches Lyzer the Miser, the stingiest, cheapest man in the shtetl, a lesson about generosity that he’ll never forget! This classic folk tale as retold by Isaac Bashevis Singer in his book “Stories for Children” comes to life on stage with lots of laughs and live klezmer music.

Joining our production once again is the lively Geoff Kolomayz and we don't know which of the two characters he's playing yet; he'll have to duke that one out with Stevie Jay.  In our klezmer band we'll find Mr. Peter Lutek, and of course, I'll be playing the poik (marching bass drum) and...there maybe a couple more surprises up my sleeve.


As a joint production with the Ashkenaz Foundation school outreach program, Mazel and Schlimazel is now featured in the Marioposa-in-the-Schools catalogue.  We are available for school performances throughout the year.

There will be more information and pictures about these two updates coming soon! 

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Mazel and Schlimazel!  Please go to the Mazel and Schlimazel link of the right to see some pics and download the press kit.  Here's a picture  to get you started..


We are pleased to announce the official performance dates for "THE ADVENTURES OF MAZEL and SCHLIMAZEL" which is being presented as part of the TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL'S FringeKIDS!!

Friday July 8th, 2:45pm-3:45pm

Sunday, July 10th, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Monday, July 11th, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday, July 12th, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Wednesday, July 13th, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Thursday, July 14th, 11:00am-12:00pm

Friday, July 15th, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Sunday, July 17th 12:00-1:00pm

All shows will take place the the Palmerston Library Theatre which is located at 560 Palmerston Avenue, off of Bloor.  The closest subways stop is Bathurst St. Station, and there is some street parking.

Ticket Prices:

Children (12 and under): $5.00
Adults: $10.00

Ticket Sales:

By phone: (416) 966-1062
In person: 34 Lennox Ave. (parking behind Honest Ed's)
July 6th-17th, 12:00 pm-8:00 pm

The Adventures of Mazel and Schlimazel is generously co-presented by THE ASHKENAZ FOUNDATION
Ashkenaz Website:

Click on the Mazel and Schlimazel tab on the right to find out more about the show

For more information about the Fringe Festival, please click here


Photos from last summer's CD release at the Ashkenaz Festival

Want to book a performance of...


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Mazel and Schlimazel is now available for purchace at CD baby!!

Older info

Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the grand release of my newest project for children...


Click the AUDIO link to hear samples from MAZEL and SCHLIMAZEL

To Purchase a digital or hard copy of MAZEL and SCHLIMAZEL Click  here

On Sept. 5th 2010, 5:30pm, at the Studio Theatre at the Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto, I will be premiering MAZEL and SCHLIMAZEL, my first childrens' CD.  Please join me for this special event!  For more details, please visit the Ashkenaz Festival website:


On Sept. 5th 2010, 5:30pm, at the Studio Theatre at the Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto, I will be premiering MAZEL and SCHLIMAZEL, my first childrens' CD.  Please join me for this special event!

New In LLama LLand

The New Dull-Eyed Llamas CD has finally been released!

PREVIEW and hence BUY the record on CD BABY!!!

Find The Dull-Eyed Llamas on FACEBOOK and MYSPACE!

IF YOU  WANNA KNOW is DEL's first studio recording.  The Dull-Eyed Llamas are an eclectic pop band with influences as diverse as klezmer, punk, jazz and folk. Fascinated by different musical genres, songwriter Ariel Brink constantly attempts to expand on the band’s colourful sound, an ambition aided by the presence of an accordionist and saxophonist. His catchy songs are upbeat, soulful, irreverent and intelligent—sometimes all four at once—and range in subject from traditional tales of love to songs about rocks, religion, thunderstorms, alcohol and jam.

Ariel Brink was already a seasoned singer/songwriter when he joined forces with guitar virtuoso and bassist Avital Zemer in August of 2005. As MurMur, they played in cafes around Toronto, delighting audiences with their unusual lyrics and upbeat sound. Despite Brink's repeated inability to recognize her, award-winning drummer Lorie Wolf joined the band in early 2007. The talented Mike Landoni added tenor sax (and clarinet and flute) to the mix in October of that year, and the band played their first gig as “The Dull-Eyed Llamas”. Finally, entranced by harmonies at a Concord Café gig, accordionist-about-town Ronen Segal joined the crew in April of 2008.

PREVIEW and hence BUY the record on CD BABY!!!

Find The Dull-Eyed Llamas on FACEBOOK and MYSPACE!

December Stuff

The LLamas are strutting over to the Free Times Cafe for their last performance of the year!  Come have a drink with us during our last show of this year.  9:30 PM.  For more info, see the "performance" link...and don't forget to visit our myspace page to hear samples from our upcoming release!


September News


TAHD will be performed on Oct. 24th at 8pm as the opening event of the Toronto Jewish Book Fair.  Please see here for more details. To purchase tickets, call Ticketweb at 1-888-222-6608 or please click here For a map to get to the venue, please click here

The DULL-EYED LLAMAS are finishing up the final touches to their yet-untitled upcoming release!  Look for an October release party

Sheynville hit the studio again to record a 4-track EP. 

As always, Lorie is available for....

  • Classroom music workshops
  • Inter-curricular music education, unit planning and advice
  • Studio and live performance
  • Private and group music theory and drum instruction

July 23rd, 2009
LORIE will performing with up and coming klezmer musicians in TEL AVIV this coming Thursday in a trad-mod ensemble featuring Israel's top klezmer musicians.  See poster below....

June23rd, 2009
SISTERS OF SHEYNVILLE will performing at MARIOPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL and the BARRIE PROMENADE STREET FESTIVAL.  Click HERE to go to the upcoming performances page for more info.

May 20, 2009
Now online.....Watch excerpts from the CD launch performance of TAIBELE AND HER DEMON on YouTube HERE

May 05, 2009
New Shows announced

Check out the Upcoming Performances link for my updated schedule (sorry for the wait).

January 19, 2009
Thank you to everyone for a wonderful and successful CD launch!!

If you missed the show and would like to purchase a CD, copies are available on, either in MP3 format or hard copy.

A live interview podcast from is available for your listening pleasure by clicking here.  You have to forward about 5 minutes or so to get to me.

January 8, 2009
3 Broadcasts....your chance to win tix to TAHD and free CDs!

Lorie will be will be on CKLN 88.1fm on the 9th and 16th of January and 12pm and 10am respectively,  promoting her new release and launch of "Taibele and Her Demon". 

In addition, TAHD will also be featured on"Liquid Lunch", located on after 12:30pm on Thursday the 15th. is Canada’s Number 1 Internet radio station, broadcasting to Toronto and the world since the summer of 2004.

December 14th 2008
CD Launch for Taibele and Her Demon ANNOUNCED

Lorie will be presenting her musical suite, "Taibele and Her Demon" at the Al Green Theatre on January 18th, 2009, at 7:30.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and $15 for students and seniors with ID
.  Tickets are available at

Featuring musical guest, Marilyn Lerner.

November 24th, 2008
The Sisters of Sheynville were named "Vocal Group of the Year" at the Canadian Folk Music Awards last night in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Sisters of Sheynville revitalize Yiddish swing and klezmer music from the golden age of the mid-20th century fused with contemporary jazz. Formed in 2005 and inspired by the Barry Sisters’ Yiddish swing vocals of the 30’s and 40’s, this high-energy, all-female sextet features intricate three-part vocal harmony supported by a fire-y ensemble of some of Toronto’s leading jazz and klezmer instrumentalists.

The Sisters are now reaching audiences far beyond the mythical city of Sheynville. The release of Sheynville Express has led to appearances in major Jewish festivals in Washington and Winnipeg and at Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival and NXNE in 2008. They have begun the 2009 season with bookings in Los Angeles, Vancouver, San Francisco and San Diego.

The Sisters are: Lenka Lichtenberg (vocals), Isabel Fryszberg (vocals); Fern Lindzon (piano, vocals); Kinneret Sagee (clarinet); Rachel Melas (double bass); Lorie Wolf (drums).

Here is a list of all of last night’s winners:

November 13th, 2009
An EPK (electronic press kit) is now available for "Taibele and Her Demon"  View it here.

October 11th, 2008

CBC Radio 2 will re-run "Taibele" on "The Signal" with Laurie Brown this coming Wednesday night.

Sheynville has been nominated for TWO Canadian Folk Award categories: Traditional album of the year and Vocal Album of the Year!  Follow this link for more info on the CFMA.

September 24th, 2008
go to my Taibele and Her Demon page to find out what's going on...

Now it's EASIER to buy Taibele and her can buy my CD at

August 24th, 2008

My debut recording, TAIBELE and HER DEMON is now available for  purchase. I've created a special page (see left panel) on my website where you can find out more about this much-anticipated new release and how to purchase a copy.

NEW SAMPLES from my upcoming release "Taibele and Her Demon" are now up on the Audio page.

THE TLE SUMMER TOUR IS COMING YOUR WAY...if you happen to live in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, or Ottawa.  Check out my performance page for the wheres and whens.

Do you speak Lithuanian?  They love us in Lithuania...unfortunately, none of us can read about it.  Maybe you can help us out!  Follow this link to read an article published about our band in a Lithuanian newspaper

Lorie is available for...
  • Private and group music theory and drum instruction
  • Classroom music workshops
  • Inter-curricular music education, unit planning and advice
  • Studio and live performance
  • Musical event coordination (weddings, parties, etc.)
  • Graphic Design (Posters, stickers, logos, etc.)

This site is always changing.  Be sure to check in later for updated audio files, photos and more!