Scoot Woods brings Don Messer tribute to Sunnybrook United

A rollicking tribute to Don Messer’s Jubilee will be delivered live in Red Deer by renowned Canadian fiddler Scott Woods and his band. The two-hour performance will take place on Thursday at Sunnybrook United Church.

A rollicking tribute to Don Messer’s Jubilee will be delivered live in Red Deer by renowned Canadian fiddler Scott Woods and his band.

The two-hour performance will take place on Thursday at Sunnybrook United Church.

Multiple Grand Master fiddling champion Wood will depict Messer, while Cape Breton tenor Tommy Leadbeater will portray his featured performer, “singing lumberjack” Charlie Chamberlain.

Both entertainers were a longtime staples of Don Messer’s Jubilee, one of the most popular TV shows in Canadian history.

It was broadcast by CBC Television nationwide from 1957 until 1969. The Red Deer show will also feature the velvet vocals of Lynda Lewis, as singer Marg Osborne, and award-winning guitarist and bassist Bruce Timmins.

A fast-paced and uplifting performance for all ages is promised, so get set for some old-time fiddle music, lively step dancing, trick fiddling (Wood is known for his mid-show acrobatics), and family-friendly humour.

Ontario fiddler Woods is on a cross-Canada tour to help support churches, charities and non-profit community groups.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $25 ($10 for ages 6-12/kids under five get in for free) from the venue.

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