Shane Cook is returning to Camp again this summer and we couldn’t be happier!! He is a Canadian and international fiddle champion who captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. Noted by The Canadian Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame as one of the “finest fiddlers in the world today,” Shane is a multi-instrumentalist who has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition.
In 2006, 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’s duo record Head to Head, a collaboration with Juno-winner Jake Charron, earned a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination. Grammy-nominee and leading Irish-American musician Liz Carroll describes the 2014 project: “You can’t get much better than this – Shane cranking it out on the fiddle with his innovative, hot-smooth playing, and Jake, alternating between guitar and piano, creating the perfect groove. Superb musicians, beautiful tunes, powerful music!”
Another collaboration, with Nova Scotia’s Troy MacGillivray, earned a 2007 East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year by a Group/Duo for their duo project When Here Meets There.
Shane has four solo recordings and leads several configurations of his own band, Shane Cook & The Woodchippers. Shane also performs regularly with several ensembles including The StepCrew, the PBS hit Bowfire, and has toured extensively in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Germany, China, and Taiwan. Shane is a graduate of Western University and resides in London, Ontario with his wife and son. We can’t wait for his return to Camp this year and look forward to everyone there having an opportunity to meet and work with him!
Learn more about Shane here www.shanecook.com.