Scott Woods.

Scott Woods.

Fiddle champion honours Don Messer’s Jubilee

Multiple Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band will deliver an authentic live tribute to Don Messer’s Jubilee.

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).

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A 100 Mile RCMP officer stands watch at the intersction of Highway 97 and Horse Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Volunteers, police search Highway 97 for articles related to high-speed chase

Search will stretch from Canco Gas Station in Lac La Hache to 150 Mile House.

An aerial photograph captures snowmobile tracks in the Cameron Ridge area earlier this year, which is closed to snowmobilers. The closures are in place to protect sensitive caribou herds. (Conservation Officer Service photo)
Snowmobilers fined for operating in closed caribou habitat near Likely, B.C.

The investigation revealed they had spent several hours in the closure leaving extensive tracks

The RCMP arrest one of the suspects on Highway 97 courtesy of cell phone footage shot by a bystander. (April Thomas photo)
WATCH: Two suspects arrested after multi-jurisdictional chase

A half dozen police cars were seen heading north on Highway 97

Commercial tenants at the Williams Lake Regional Airport have been granted an additional six-month rent reprieve. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Continuing rent relief for Williams Lake Airport tenants considered

City council discussed the option during a committee of the whole meeting

The Grade 2 class of 150 Mile House Elementary attended Cariboo Memorial Hospital with teacher Kirsty Bowers to deliver “kindness” bags full of small gifts to housekeeping staff. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
150 Mile House students deliver gift bags showing appreciation for hospital staff

Students begin Monday morning with a bus trip to Cariboo Memorial Hospital

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

This poster, spreading misinformation regarding COVID-19 restrictions, has been popping up in communities across Vancouver Island.
Poster popping up on Vancouver Island falsely claims COVID restrictions are over

Unattributed poster claims COVID restrictions ended March 1; Island Health responds

COVID-19 vaccines were available at a site on East Pender in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Feb. 25. (Twitter/Sarahblyth17)
Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside residents offered $5 after getting COVID-19 vaccine

It’s an effort to ‘incentivize people to engage,’ says B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix

</p>
A survey by Statistics Canada finds Black Canadians earn less than non-visible minority Canadians despite having higher levels of education. (The Canadian Press file photo)
COVID-19 worsened unemployment picture for Black Canadians

Black Canadians also more likely to suffer other hardships

On June 23, 2020, Sunrise Rotary announced it will be donating $50,000 in support of the Bridge Youth and Family Services for the construction of the “Okanagan Youth Recovery House” project for young people under the age of 19 who are experiencing addiction. (Contributed)
Interior Health adds 10 youth substance-use treatment beds in the Okanagan

The Bridge Youth and Family Services will operate the beds

(Black Press Media files)
B.C. teacher transferred then suspended after students report feeling ‘scared, nervous’

Authorities found that teacher did not create inviting, respectful environment for students

Victoria’s Swartz Bay terminal. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries offers cheaper, prepaid fare options

Ferry service preparing for busy terminals when travel restrictions are lifted

FILE - Dolly Parton arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Grammy-winning singer, actor and humanitarian posted a video on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, of her singing just before getting her COVID-19 vaccine shot. Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee for coronavirus research. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
‘Vaccine, vaccine’: Dolly sings ‘Jolene’ rewrite before shot

The Grammy-winning legend turned 75 this year

Most Read