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Scott Woods-CD-Reflecting The Past-In Review
Six Generations of Wood's Fiddle music
By John Gavin, Friday, April 7, 2006


Scott Woods, Grand Master Fiddling Champion and Canadian Open Fiddle Champion from ASScottWoodsReflectingThePast.jpg Fergus, Ontario released his latest CD entitled, REFLECTING THE PAST in September 2005. And what a fine fiddling CD it is! The CD is truly a reflection of the past-old time music as played and enjoyed by Scott's family for six generations.

On the CD's cover, is a picture of Scott's great-grandfather, Charlie Dyer who was a finalist at the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest in Shelburne, Ontario in 1951. Scott's mother Carolyn, accompanied Charlie at the contest that year. On this CD, Scott's mother plays piano. The tunes on the CD are more of recentage vintage, they were all chosen because they were composed and are performed in the style of the pioneers of Canadian fiddling. The great fiddle sounds of the late great Don Messer can be heard throughout the CD.

The album contains 18 tracks and here are some of the tune titles: Patronella-Crooked Stovepipe-Rippling Water Jig-Major Makie's Jig-Black Velvet Waltz-Ragtime Annie-Buffalo Gals-Little Burnt Potato-Turkey In The Straw-Lone Star Rag-Over The Waves-My Pretty Girl-Skiffle Fiddle-Miss MacLeod's-Lets Have A Ceilidh-Monkey's Wedding-Shamus O'Brien-White Water and several more.

The musicans who helped Scott on the CD are: Kendra Norris, harmony fiddle & accordion-Carolyn Woods, piano-Ivan Felker, acoustic guitar-Karl Watson, bass-Doug Stronach, drums-Bruce Timmins, electric guitar & lap steel-Tyler Beckett, acoustic and Scott Woods on fiddle and drums.

The CD was produced and musically arranged by Scott Woods. Scott certainly shines on this fine CD and Atlantic Seabreeze gives this album very high ratings on its rating list. The album will be a welcome addition for all fiddle fans CD collections.

To find more information about Scott's music and to order his music, check out his website, address posted above.