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Champion fiddler takes his bow to Meaford Hall

Shane Cook and the Woodchippers play the hall on Nov. 3
Shane Cook and The Woodchippers.


On Friday, Nov. 3, Meaford Hall proudly presents Shane Cook and The Woodchippers.

A Canadian and U.S. National fiddle champion, Shane Cook is a multi-instrumentalist who has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition.

At 24, Shane retired from competitive fiddling as one of Canada's most highly awarded fiddlers. He is a three-time Canadian Open National Champion, a three-
time Canadian Grand Masters Champion, a Grand North American Champion, and is the only foreign fiddler to win the US Grand National Championship, a feat he accomplished at just 17 years of age.

Shane is in high demand among a variety of ensembles and collaborations that have seen him tour extensively in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Mexico, China, Singapore and Taiwan.

Joining Shane as a four-member group of multi-instrumentalists, singers and step dancers, The Woodchippers are: Emily Flack (Leahy) on piano, vocals and dance, Joe Phillips (Art of Time Ensemble) on vocals, double bass and guitar, and Kyle Waymouth (five-time national step dance champion) on guitar, tenor banjo and dance.

With styles as broad as Celtic, folk, roots, bluegrass and swing, their superbly crafted compositions and arrangements are a modern, exhilarating approach to fiddle tunes, song and dance. 

For more information about Shane, visit his website at:

Tickets are $30 for regular admission and $10 for students and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 519-538-0463.