Fiddler Woods returns home for Christmas show

Resident Scott Woods is currently fin­ish­ing his successful 2009 cross-country fiddler show.

It has gone from Vancouver to Glace Bay and about 150 communities in between. On the way, he and his band helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for churches and charities in a unique mission.

One of the special stops this year was in Harvey Station, New Brunswick, at the 100th anniversary celebration of the birth of Don Messer, the fam­ous old time fiddler. Messer, through his national radio and TV shows, became a house­hold name across Canada during the 20th century. The Scott Woods Band was invited to kick off the week-long fiddle party. It was a homecoming of fiddle fans from all over the world.

Visitors to the Scott Woods Show say the music takes them back to their younger days at home with family. Many say someone in their family was a fiddler, or one of the tunes is a family favourite. Many sing along with the old Gospel and country songs, and feet are usually tapping.

His Old Time Christmas Show is currently touring in Ontario and will play in Fergus at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Dec. 9 at 7pm. Ticket information is available at 519-843-3565.

Woods has 11 different recordings available on CD that are not available in stores. They can be obtained at his show or by calling 519-843-3173.