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Flippin’ fiddler visiting Medicine Hat and Swift Current in June

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Fasten your seat belts folks as The Flippin’ Fiddler and his band will soon be back in Medicine Hat as part of a cross Canada tour.  The Scott Woods Show — FIDDLE LEGENDS —will be presented one night only at The Monarch Theatre on Monday, June 4  at 7:30 p.m. and in Swift Current on Tuesday June 5th.

To say The Scott Woods Show is ‘just a fiddle concert’ would be an injustice.  Woods, a two-time Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion and two-time Canadian Open Fiddle Champion does more than just play fiddle tunes.  He likens his show to that of Don Messer’s Jubilee, which ran on CBC from 1957 to 1969. 
“Basically what Don Messer did and what we do is an old-time variety show similar to what they used to do on the radio or on television in the early days,” explains Woods. “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 Don Messer for seven years with “Memories of Don Messer’s Jubilee” that toured extensively throughout Canada.
FIDDLE LEGENDS is a special tribute show honouring some of the fiddle greats of the past including Don Messer, Al Cherny, King Ganam, Ward Allen, Graham Townsend and many others. 
The two-hour live show will expertly deliver that old time feel along with plenty of variety including sensational step dancing by 17-year-old Champion Kyle Waymouth, traditional country, family humour and the trick fiddling that earned Scott a Canadian Novelty Fiddle Championship title and The Flippin’ Fiddler nickname.  
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.”
Woods and his band perform up to 150 concerts every year, almost all of which are fundraisers supporting churches, charities and other community service groups. 
“My dad always taught us to give back whenever we could,” Scott recalls.  “We hope to continue doing this for many years to come.”
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under and children five and under get in free.  They can be purchased at Inspire Café 675 2nd St S.E. or by phoning toll-free 1-855-726-8896 to charge. Visit for a complete tour schedule.
The show will also take place in Swift Current Tuesday June 5 at 7 p.m. at the The Royal Canadian Legion. Tickets $20 adults and $10 children. Tickets are on sale now at the Legion 239 1st Ave N.E. or phone 1-855-726-8896 to charge.

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