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Scott Woods Christmas Appeal warrants two shows on Dec. 9

November 21, 2019   ·   0 Comments

Written By MARNI WALSH

The appeal of Scott Woods and his band is so strong in Shelburne that the Rotary Club is sponsoring, not one, but two of his Christmas shows on December 9th. 

Audiences can “celebrate  in true Fiddleville style” with the award winning musician as he combines the sounds of the season with traditional old time fiddle favourites. 

The concert will raise funds for local charitable causes and programs that are run by the members of Shelburne Rotary Club. The organization is “bound together by their dedication to the Rotary motto ‘Service Above Self’.” Currently, Rotary Club members are hard at work, with other service clubs in Shelburne, putting together a multitude of hampers for local families in need this Christmas.

As his bio says, “Scott Woods is a two-time winner of the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest, two-time winner of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship as well as Fiddle Entertainer of the Year. In 2018, Scott was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association. He is known affectionately as ‘The Flippin’ Fiddler’ and tours extensively across Canada and the USA every year raising funds for churches, charities and community service organizations.”

Rotary member Caroline Mache says, “There is no doubt that Scott Woods will bring the same energy and wit to his Christmas show that he has brought to the Heritage Music Festival in the last few years, both as an MC and an entertainer. A good time will be had by all, with a preponderance of puns.”

This year’s band includes Scott Woods, his sister Kendra Norris, Steve Piticco, Leo Stock and Naomi Bristow. Kendra Norris is the 2016 Canadian Open Fiddle Champion (19-55 division), 3-time Canadian Duet Fiddle Champion with Scott, and multi-instrumentalist (piano, accordion, and singer.) Steve Piticco, is a  multiple winner of the Canadian Country Music Award for Guitar Player of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year and Vista Rising Star Award. Naomi Bristow, “Canada’s Yodelin’ Cowgirl,” was awarded the Best Traditional Yodel Album by the National Traditional Country Music Association. Leo Stock is a 14-year old Canadian Step Dance Champion, fiddler, singer, and drummer.

Rotary President Bill Waite invites the community to attend, saying, “There is no better way to spend an afternoon or evening with family and friends at Christmas. Scott Woods delivers an uplifting and inspirational show with music, dance and humour. See Scott Woods and his band in Old Time Country Christmas on December 9th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Grace Tipling Hall in Shelburne. Tickets are available at eventbrite.ca.



         

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