While some tickets are still left for The Scott Woods Show at Knox United Church on May 13, it certainly looks like many district moms will be treated to a fiddling concert this Mother’s Day.
Bill Gushulak, who is looking after ticket sales, said this morning there’s about 70 tickets left, but he expects them all to be sold by the middle of next week.
“When they’re gone, they’re gone. We can’t make any more,” he stressed.
Given only 275 tickets will be sold, that means that already many mothers are likely getting tickets as gifts.
“It’s easy to wrap,” noted Gushulak. “And it’s something she’ll remember for a long time.”
Tickets for the show, which cost $15 each, are available at Fort Frances General Supply and Sight & Sound. They’ll also be sold after church on Sunday—if there’s any left.
The concert, being held to raise money for church-related projects, will run from 7-9 p.m. at Knox United. Refreshments will follow in McMillan Hall.
Woods performed a Mother’s Day concert here last year and was very well-received.
“It’s an excellent show. There’s a fast beat and toe-tapping throughout the show,” said Gushulak, who himself enjoyed the concert last May.
“He’s very interactive with the crowd. He’s got a great sense of humour and a few good stories,” he added. “There’s good songs. It’s a really great family show.”
Gushulak stressed the show is by no means limited to members of Knox United Church.
The fast-paced, two-hour concert skillfully combines old-time fiddling with country Gospel songs, perennial favourites, and a generous helping of humour.
Woods, who is backed up by his own four-piece show band, has performed to enthusiastic crowds throughout Canada, the U.S., and Holland.
He has captured all the major Canadian fiddling titles, including Canadian Open Fiddle Champion, Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Champion, and Canadian Fiddle Entertainer of the Year.
For seven years, he was the musical director—and played the part of Don Messer—in “Memories of Don Messer’s Jubilee,” a tribute show which has toured across the country.
As well, Woods has several recordings to his credit, which will be available at the concert here.
To check out samples of Woods’ playing, visit his website at www.fiddle.on.ca/scott