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Fiddler Scott Woods brings new show to Fort Macleod

Scott Woods brings his show ‘Love That Fiddle' to Fort Macleod on June 4. The concert is a fund-raiser for the new gym at W.A. Day school and Holy Cross Church.

Scott Woods brings his show ‘Love That Fiddle’ to Fort Macleod on June 4. The concert is a fund-raiser for the new gym at W.A. Day school and Holy Cross Church.

That flippin’ fiddler is coming back to Fort Macleod.
Scott Woods, known for pulling off a somersault and other fancy tricks while playing his fiddle, will perform June 4.
The concert at the Fort Macleod and District Community Hall is in support of Holy Cross Church and the new gym at W.A. Day school.
Organizer Harvey Bourassa said people can expect something new from Woods, who has performed in this area in each of the past seven years.
“The band has returned every year but it comes with new performers and hardly ever plays the same tune,” Bourassa explained. “Years ago if you watched the Don Messer Show on Saturday nights it was the same show but you probably watched it every Saturday night regardless.”
“Love That Fiddle” is the theme of the 2016 show that Scott Woods and his band will give in Fort Macleod in June.
Woods, who has played fiddle since he was four, a multiple winner of the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest, the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championships and a Canadian Fiddle Entertainer of the Year.
Woods’ famous trick fiddling routine where he turns somersaults and walks on a barrel while playing his fiddle has earned him three consecutive Canadian Novelty Fiddle Championship titles.
Woods was the musical director of Memories of Don Messer’s Jubilee, which toured extensively in Canada for seven years.
This year Woods will be joined by his sister Kendra Norris, who plays fiddle, clarinet, saxophone and accordion.
Norris is a multiple winner of the Canadian Open Fiddle Competition in the 19-45 Class and a three-time winner of the Canadian Open Duet Fiddling Class with her brother.
Also performing with the band will be Canadian Country Music Association’s 2016 guitar player of the year Steve Piticco, step dancer, guitarist, drummer and vocalist Patrick Linton, drummer Wes Daymond and Gary Boles on upright bass and vocals.
Over the seven years that Bourassa has organized a performance by Woods, ticket sales have averaged 468 per year.
The concerts have raised a total of $29,959, which after expenses were paid meant $21,969 went to Fort Macleod and district organizations.
Harvey Bourassa plans to step down as concert chairman after the 2016 show and would like to go out with a sell-out crowd.
Tickets are available by calling Harvey Bourassa at 403-553-3822; Charlotte Balkham at 403-553-3291; Annette Seymour at 403-625-4118; Elaine Erick at 403-553-3147; Travis Doyle at 403-553-3059; Blanche and Rick Lemire at 403-627-2963 or Family and Community Support Services at 403-553-4491.

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