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,” Shane has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition. He also enjoys playing and arranging everything from traditional Irish and Scottish music to Pop and Bluegrass.
As one of Canada’s most highly awarded fiddlers, Shane is a three-time Canadian Open National Champion and a three-time Canadian Grand Masters Champion. Shane is also the only foreign fiddler to win the US Grand National Championship, a feat he accomplished at just 17 years of age!
Shane leads his own group, Shane Cook and the Woodchippers, and performs regularly with several ensembles including Grammy-nominee Claire Lynch Band, The StepCrew, Allison Lupton Band, Brian Pickell Band and the PBS hit, Bowfire, having toured extensively in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Germany, China and Taiwan. Shane is a graduate of Western University and resides in London, Ontario with his wife and son.