Shane Cook & The Woodchippers is a collection of multi-instrumentalists, singers and Canadian National Champion step dancers whose performances thrive on an exciting mix of dynamic musicianship, high energy and engaging stage presence. This four-member group’s superbly crafted arrangements are a modern and exhilarating approach to fiddle tunes and dance. Led by Canadian and US National fiddle champion Shane Cook, The London Free Press says their music “takes the spirit of traditional music from Canada’s past into 2017 and beyond.”
Many of the group’s fiddle tunes, songs and dances have roots tracing back to the lumber camps of Ontario as well as Ireland, Scotland, Quebec and the American South. Each band member also contributes their own compositions and songs, blending folk, roots, country, contemporary and jazz styles. Without fail, their Ottawa Valley style step dancing always electrifies. Joining Shane are Kyle Waymouth on guitar, tenor banjo, and dance, Joe Phillips on bass and vocals and Emily Flack on piano, vocals and dance.
With youth on their side, they are quickly building a reputation for their humour and spontaneity. Whether they are playing at a festival, a dance or in an intimate theatre, you won’t find an unresponsive toe in the audience!
with Symphony Orchestra
Educational & Family Shows