For the second time now, we have the great honour of welcoming Shane Cook to Music Camp. Anyone who was with us in 2011 will remember his masterful command of the fiddle. It is a true pleasure to watch and hear him play. He “rates at the top of the short list of the finest fiddlers in the world today,” says the Canadian Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame.
Shane plays an array of styles on the fiddle ranging from Irish and Scottish to French-Canadian, Texan, and Bluegrass. He is a three-time Canadian Grand Masters fiddle champion, a three-time Canadian Open National fiddle champion and is the only foreigner to win the US Grand National Fiddle Championship. We’re not at all surprised given his tremendous talent and passion for the fiddle. He has four solo recordings and two collaborative CD’s, one with Troy MacGillivray and another with Jake Charron. Grammy-nominee Liz Carroll describes this most recent collaboration with Jake Charron, (Head to Head) “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!”
Shane leads his own group, “Shane Cook and the Woodchippers”, and performs regularly with several ensembles including The Stepcrew, The Allison Lupton Band, The Brian Pickell Band and the PBS hit, Bowfire. He has also toured extensively in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Germany, China and Taiwan. We’re very excited that he will be with us in July and look forward to everyone having an opportunity to work with him!
To learn more about Shane and his music, visit his website here.