Ontario, Celtic, Bluegrass & Swing Fiddle
A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. A master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition, Shane is a three-time Canadian Open National Champion, a three-time Canadian Grand Masters Champion and is the only foreign fiddler to win the US Grand National Championship.
Shane has four solo records and leads his own band, Shane Cook & The Woodchippers. Shane also performs regularly with several ensembles including The StepCrew, and the PBS hit Bowfire, Grammy-nominee Claire Lynch. He has toured extensively in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Germany, China and Taiwan, is a graduate of Western University and resides in London, Ontario with his wife and son.
Shane's Workshop Descriptions
Ontario Style Fiddle (Ottawa Valley Style) - Adv. Beg/Intermediate
Ontario Style Fiddle (Ottawa Valley Style) - Intermediate/Advanced
Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes - Adv. Beg/Intermediate
Bluegrass/Swing Improvisation - Intermediate/Advanced
Ornament and improvise around Celtic melodies - All levels
Cross Canada tour: Regional fiddle styles in Canada including Ottawa Valley, Quebecois, Metis, Canadian Old-time and Cape Breton (All levels)
You will learn one or two tunes in each of the workshops described above.