Multiple Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band will deliver an authentic live tribute to Don Messer’s Jubilee on June 8 in the Elks Hall at Williams Lake.
Woods, a two-time Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion and two-time Canadian Open Fiddle Champion and Fiddle Entertainer of the Year does more than just play fiddle tunes. He likens his show to that of Messer’s Jubilee that ran on CBC from 1957 to 1969.
“Basically what Don Messer did and what we do is an old time variety show,” explains Woods, “similar to what they used to do on the radio or on television in the early days. They’d have singing and then an instrumental and then some dancing and some comedy.”
Woods was the musical director and played the part of Messer for seven years with Memories of Don Messer’s Jubilee that toured extensively throughout Canada. He was also the headline act that launched the Don Messer Centennial Celebrations that took place in Harvey NB in 2009.
Woods loves his main audience — families and seniors.
“We meet some truly wonderful people,” he says. “They’re very appreciative and love what we’re doing and that makes us feel good. You don’t have to be a fiddle fan to enjoy the show. It’s good, clean fun that you can be proud to take your grandkids or grandparents to.”
Scott Woods Old Time Jubilee reunites Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion Scott Wood (as Don Messer), Cape Breton Tenor Tommy Leadbeater (as Charlie Chamberlain) and East Coast Music Award Winner Bruce Timmins (as Cecil McEachern).
Also featured are the Velvet Vocals of Lynda Lewis (as Marg Osborne) and Canadian Open Step Dance Champion Kyle Waymouth in a two-hour masterful performance honouring the days when Don Messer and his Islanders ruled the airwaves. The fast paced, uplifting show delights audiences of all ages with old time fiddle music, sensational step dancing, trick fiddling, family humour and more.
Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $10 for children (age 6-12) and kids five and under free.
For advance tickets and information, please call toll free 1-855-SCOTTWOODS (1-855-726-8896).