Mar­ket Hall hosts an Old-Time Christ­mas with fid­dler Scott Woods

The Peterborough Examiner - - Arts & Life - EX­AM­INER STAFF With files from Luke Edwards, Grimsby Lin­coln News

The Cana­dian Grand Masters Fid­dling cham­pion will bring some old-time Christ­mas magic to Peter­bor­ough.

"We'll be play­ing Christ­mas mu­sic right from start to fin­ish, "said Scott Woods, who per­forms Dec. 15 at Mar­ket Hall at 7 p.m.with his Old Time Christ­mas show.

He’ll be joined by his sis­ter, Ken­dra Woods (her­self a cham­pion fid­dler) for a two-hour show fea­tur­ing tra­di­tional mu­sic, step-danc­ing, hu­mour and trick fid­dling, in­clud­ing som­er­saults.

Tick­ets are $25 for adults, $10 for chil­dren (age 6-12) and chil­dren 5 and un­der get in free. Tick­ets are avail­able by call­ing Daniel at 613-398-1160.

Woods told Metroland Me­dia’s Grimsby Lin­coln News that one of his pet peeves is when a mu­si­cian or group says they're go­ing to do a Christ­mas show, they do two hol­i­day songs and the rest of the per­for­mance is just their reg­u­lar act. When his band does a Christ­mas show, it's 90 per cent Christ­mas, and maybe 10 per cent tra­di­tional Scott Woods Band mu­sic.

Ear­lier this year, Woods re­ceived a life­time achieve­ment award from the Cana­dian Grand Masters Fid­dling As­so­ci­a­tion.

Woods called the mu­sic they per­form the "mu­sic of the peo­ple, " and said it's fun and happy mu­sic that peo­ple en­joy. It's also rooted in the coun­try's his­tory.

"It's the mu­sic the pi­o­neers who built Canada lis­tened to, " he said.


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