Christopher Henry & Shane Cook with Darrin Schott and James McEleney in Concert, July 18, AlgomaTrad Centre

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AlgomaTrad is pleased to present Christopher Henry & Shane Cook with Darrin Schott and James McEleney in concert on Thursday, July 18, 7:30pm at the AlgomaTrad Centre Pavilion, 1249 F&G Line, St. Joseph Island. Tickets are $30 General Admission, $25 Seniors, $20 Students & $5 Children 10 and under (plus HST).


E-transfer payments can be made to – please make sure you specify how many tickets and what kind. Cheques can be made out to AlgomaTrad, 340 McKinnon Side Rd., Desbarats, ON P0R1E0.

Christopher Henry, Shane Cook, Darrin Schott and James McEleney are performing as part of the AlgomaTrad Summer Series that features 3 concerts of some of the finest traditional musicians and groups; tickets for the entire series are $90 General Admission, $75 Seniors, $60 Students, and $5 Children 10 & under. For a 10% discount on the entire series, use the discount code “SUMMERSERIES” at checkout.

Christopher Henry

Christopher Henry was immersed in music from birth and began playing the mandolin at age four. When he was 11, he joined his sister, Casey, and their parents, touring with their family band, Red and Murphy and their Excellent Children. Although bluegrass music was most prevalent in the house, Christopher studied many genres, including punk rock, heavy metal, and hip hop. He led his own band, Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass, based out of Nashville, from 2012-2016. Christopher began supporting the legendary Peter Rowan in his bluegrass band in 2012 and continues to play with and learn from him today. The music that Christopher creates personally these days is heavily inspired by his healing journey working with the plants in Peru. He resides with his wife, Brooke, who calls his music “Junglegrass,” in Charlotte, North Carolina. Together they lead healing retreats and also operate the business Noya Mountain Music. To learn more, please visit their website here.

Shane Cook

A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook is a multi-instrumentalist who captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. While Shane enjoys playing and arranging everything from traditional Irish and Scottish music to Pop and Bluegrass, Shane has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition. At 24, Shane retired from competitive fiddling as one of Canada’s most highly awarded fiddlers. He is a three-time Canadian Open National Champion, a three-time Canadian Grand Masters Champion, a Grand North American Champion, and is the only foreign fiddler to win the US Grand National Championship, a feat he accomplished at just 17 years of age.

Shane is in high demand among a variety of ensembles and collaborations that have seen him tour extensively in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Mexico, China, Singapore and Taiwan. Shane teaches both privately and at several annual fiddle camps, sharing his deep understanding of Canadian fiddle. He is a graduate of Western University and resides in London, Ontario with his wife and son. For more information about Shane, visit his website here

Darrin Schott

Darrin received a mandolin for his 11th birthday, and has yet to be seen without an instrument since.  He grew up in a musical family, where his father even hosted a weekly radio show in the 1950’s.  Once Darrin had that first Mandolin he was hooked!  He spent many of the next summers going to every bluegrass festival within driving distance!!  He learned so much from those experiences and made many lifelong friendships.  Music has always been at the centre of his life.

Darrin is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter who has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including; The Good Brothers, Susan Aglukark, Claire Lynch, The Ennis Sisters, David Francey, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Shane Cook and the Woodchippers, and The Schotts with his wife, Alison.

Darrin and Alison have spent the past 30 years giving private music lessons and raising two kids.  Darrin is passionate about learning, playing, teaching and sharing music. To learn more about Darrin, visit his website here.

James McEleney

James McEleney has recorded and performed across North America, Europe and Australia as a Bass player.

Born in Scarborough, he studied Jazz at York University and now plays Jazz, Bluegrass, Folk and Avant Garde as both a Bass player and multi-instrumentalist for acts including The Andrew Collins Trio, Sarah Jane Scouten, The Unseen Strangers, and The Sondheim Jazz Project.

A two time CFMA Instrumental Group of the Year winner for the years 2014 and 2016, James is based in Toronto, Ontario where he lives with his wife and daughter. For more information about James, visit his website here.