Fiddler Shane Cook to fiddle at Fergus Grand Theatre

CENTRE WELLINGTON – The Fergus Grand Theatre will present Shane Cook and the Woodchippers on Dec. 1 at 8pm. 

A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Cook 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,” Cook has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition. 

He also enjoys playing and arranging everything from traditional Irish and Scottish music to pop and bluegrass.

As one of Canada’s most highly-recognized fiddlers, Cook is a three-time Canadian Open National Champion and a three-time Canadian Grand Masters Champion. 

Cook is also the only foreign fiddler to win the US Grand National Championship, a feat he accomplished at just 17 years of age.

Cook leads his own group, Shane Cook and the Woodchippers, and performs regularly with several ensembles including Grammy-nominee Claire Lynch Band, The StepCrew, Allison Lupton Band, Brian Pickell Band and the PBS hit, Bowfire, having toured extensively in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Germany, China and Taiwan. 

This show is the third offering in the Fergus Grand Theatre’s 23-24 “Old Friends, New Adventures” presenting series. 


Tickets are $35 each, and are available by calling the box office at 519-787-1981, or online at 

Be sure to come to downtown Fergus early on the night of the show, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season as the Fergus BIA presents its annual “Sip ‘N Shop” holiday event.