Canadian Celtic Roots

Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook leads the Woodchippers, taking you through a joyful journey through traditional Celtic fiddle tunes and songs, PLUS some dust-kicking, championship-winning step dancing! The backdrop for this concert is the striking and expansive apple orchard of award-winning Loch Mór Cider Company, (which means “Big Lake” in gaelic), making this an all-round winning combination.

AUGUST 14 | 7:00pm


Shane Cook & The Woodchippers

Shane Cook, fiddle
Emily Flack, piano, vocals and dance
Joe Philps, bass and guitar
Kyle Waymouth, guitar and dance


Programme will be announced from the stage

Concert length: 1 hr with no intermission (this concert is outdoors)


$47 adults
$42 seniors and students
$10 children under 12


Loch Mór Cider Company
890 Danforth Rd,
Hillier, ON K0K 2J0



A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook leads a joyous and diverse musical journey through original fiddle tunes and songs on Be Here for a While, the debut album from Shane Cook & The Woodchippers. 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 Celtic, folk, roots, bluegrass and swing. The band and album are 2022 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for Instrumental Group of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year.

Joining Shane as a four-member group of multi-instrumentalists, singers and step dancers, The Woodchippers are: Emily Flack (Leahy) on piano, vocals and dance, Joe Phillips (The Art of Time Ensemble) on double bass and guitar, and Kyle Waymouth (five-time national step dance champion) on guitar and dance.

When speaking about the music on their new album, multiple Grammy nominee Claire Lynch says, “Shane offers up death-defying, acrobatic fiddle precision, soaring through tunes from his beloved Ontario with impeccable clarity.”

Shane Cook & The Woodchippers and their new album, Be Here for a While are nominated for two 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards: “Instrumental Group of the Year” and “Traditional Album of the Year.”