SHANE + KYLE + JOE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 & TUESDAY, AUGUST 25US and Canadian Fiddle Champion Shane Cook is joined by local talent Kyle Waymouth on guitar and London Ontario’s Joe Philips on bass.

A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane 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 excels at styles ranging from Irish and Scottish to French-Canadian and Bluegrass. After a concert at The Opera House in Boston, the Boston Herald proclaimed “Shane Cook’s Celtic fiddling was enough to break hearts.”


As a multi-instrumentalist and a premier Ottawa-Valley style step dancer, Kyle Waymouth is in high demand. He is a five-time Canadian Open Step Dance Champion, four-time Canadian Open Group Step Dancing Champion with his group Powerhouse, and a Canadian Open Clogging Champion.


Born in Toronto, Joe Phillips has carved out a career as one of Canada’s most versatile double bassists. Currently playing with Art of Time Ensemble, The London Symphonia, Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project and Payadora Tango Ensemble, he has also played and recorded both bass and guitar with Pierre Schryer, Shane Cook, Nuala Kennedy, Sarah Slean, David Braid, Andrew Downing, Miranda Mulholland, Jill Barber, Ruth Moody and the Wailin’ Jennys.

An accomplished classical musician, Joe has been the principal bassist of Orchestra London Canada, Sinfonia Toronto and the Thunder Bay Symphony, and has performed with the Toronto Symphony, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company and many other ensembles. Joe has had the opportunity to play with some of the best chamber musicians in Canada and the world through his work with the Sweetwater Music Festival, Festival of the Sound, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and has toured with Canadian chamber music supergroup, Octagon.

Shane Cook plays Sandy Hook

Shane Cook: website

Kyle Waymouth: website

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