Where Toronto Fiddlers Gather
All ages, levels and folk instruments welcome.

Workshop Concert Jam

We are very excited to welcome back Canadian & US National Fiddle Champion SHANE COOK of London, Ontario as host of the Toronto Fiddle Collective on WEDNESDAY May 17th 2023. Starting with a fiddle workshop at 7pm EST, followed by a concert at 8pm, then jam until 930pm. 

Tickets are $35 for the entire evening or $20 for workshop or concert only. For advanced tickets, email fiddleshow@gmail.com or www.torontofiddlecollective.com. 

All ages, levels and folk instruments welcome. The ZOOM LINK will be sent just before the concert. Participants/viewers should make sure they can access ZOOM on their device. You may need to download the app if you are on a phone or tablet. We hope to see you online. 


 Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook is a multi-instrumentalist who captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. While Shane enjoys playing and arranging everything from traditional Irish and Scottish music to Pop and Bluegrass, Shane has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition. 

At 24, 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 is in high demand among a variety of ensembles and collaborations that have seen him tour extensively in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Mexico, China, Singapore and Taiwan. 

Shane’s new band, Shane Cook & The Woodchippers, delivers performances that are an exciting mix of dynamic musicianship, high energy and engaging stage presence. Shane Cook & The Woodchippers rely on their deep foundation in the traditional music, song and dance of Ontario for the core of their sound, yet also draw on styles as broad as folk, Celtic, roots, bluegrass and swing. Their superbly crafted compositions and arrangements are a modern, exhilarating approach to fiddle tunes, song and dance. Without fail, their Ottawa Valley style step dancing always electrifies. 

Joining Shane as The Woodchippers are: Joe Phillips (Jayme Stone’s Folklife) on double bass, viola da gamba, guitar and vocals, Emily Flack (Leahy) on piano, vocals and dance and Kyle Waymouth (5-time Canadian National Step Dance Champion) on guitar, tenor banjo, and dance. 

On Be Here for a While, the debut album from Shane Cook & The Woodchippers, Shane leads a joyous and diverse musical journey through fresh, original fiddle tunes and songs. Shane Cook & The Woodchippers first premiered the music of Be Here for a While with The International Symphony Orchestra and has since toured the album across Canada and the US in 2022. The band and album are 2022 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for Instrumental Group of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year. 

Shane is also proud to be a member of the PBS hit show Bowfire - a showcase featuring some of the leading names in modern violin playing. He is also a member of The Brian Pickell Band - a collection of Canadian virtuosos of traditional music, and The StepCrew - a dance and music tour de force. 

The result of Shane’s collaboration with long-time friend, Jake Charron (The East Pointers) is their album, Head to Head. 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 to his credit. His fourth solo release, a self-titled project, is a collection of the most important and influential tunes in his own Canadian old-time fiddle repertoire that the London Free Press describes as "Relaxed, sprightly…and brilliantly played." 

Shane teaches both privately and at several annual fiddle camps, sharing his deep understanding of Canadian fiddle. He is a graduate of Western University and resides in London, Ontario with his wife and son.

Shane Cook
Wednesday May 17th 2023 EST
Toronto Fiddle Collective
Entire evening $35 - Concert only $25
7pm Workshop 
8pm Concert
9pm Jam 
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The Toronto Fiddle Collective (TFC) is a community gathering run by local fiddler and teacher Celina Marie. She started the monthly gathering in 2014 as a means for her students to play tunes together as well as learn from and see intimate concerts by other professional fiddlers from all over the world. Now 6 years later, fiddlers and folkies from all over southern Ontario join in on the fun. 

Fiddlers and folk musicians of all ages and levels come together on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for various fiddle focused events. TFC hosts a new special guest professional musician to run/lead workshops, kitchen parties, jam sessions, concerts, dances and more. To keep up to date with TFC, simply email fiddleshow@gmail.com and you will be added to the monthly e-news email list.

Tickets are always sold at the door or, for special events, in advance email fiddleshow@gmail.com