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Shane Cook & The Woodchippers 


Acoustic roots music featuring extraordinary musicianship, premiere step dancing and compelling folk songs.


Shane Cook & The Woodchippers rely on their deep foundation in the traditional music, song and dance of Ontario for the core of their sound, yet also draw on 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. 


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. 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.

Shane leads a joyous and diverse musical journey through fresh, original fiddle tunes and songs on Be Here for a While, the debut album from Shane Cook & The Woodchippers. Shane Cook & The Woodchippers first premiered the music of Be Here for a While with The International Symphony Orchestra and has since toured the album across Canada and the US in 2022. The band and album are 2022 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for Instrumental Group of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year.

"Shane offers up death-defying, acrobatic fiddle precision, soaring through tunes from his beloved Ontario with impeccable clarity."

- Claire Lynch, Multiple Grammy Nominee

Programs Available:

Full Concert

Corporate Events
Full Symphony Orchestra Show
Educational & Family Shows

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Shane Cook

& The Woodchippers


Be Here For A While

2022 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee for 
Instrumental Group of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year

Shane Cook & The Woodchippers - "Be Here for a While"

Shane Cook & The Woodchippers

with The International Symphony Orchestra

Shane Cook & The Woodchippers - Journey with Me

Shane Cook & The Woodchippers - Old Dangerfield

Shane Cook & The Woodchippers - Crossing the Avon

Shane Cook & The Woodchippers ~ live at Almonte CeltFest

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