On Saturday September 9th at 7:30 PM the Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre will host the Sandplains Pickers with special guests The Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra. This will be an out door event at the beautiful Quance Park Pavilion beside the illuminated Quance dam. Admission is by donation. Feel free to bring a chair.
Comprised of local bluegrass favourites The Schotts and singer/songwriter Ian Bell, The Sandplains Pickers also includes North American fiddle champion Shane Cook. In concert, the members of this versatile band trade off on vocals, guitars, fiddles, mandolins, banjos, harmonica, squeezebox and bass. Look forward to some great three-part harmony singing as well. The musical style ranges from old-time country and folk to western swing and always includes some blazing fiddle tunes as well. This show will spotlight songs about Norfolk County and this great time of year. Every selection provides a great platform for the virtuosic playing of Shane Cook, who is the only fiddler to have won both the Canadian and US fiddle championships and Darrin Schott on mandolin and fiddle. Darrin’s talents have led him to work with The Good Bros., Susan Aglukark, The Ennis Sister and even Stompin’ Tom Connors.
The Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra will also be on hand for a pre-show serenade. The CSFO is a community group of about twenty players who play everything from fiddles, guitars and ukuleles to accordions, tin whistles and tuba! They have a great repertoire of old-time songs and tunes that will take you from Don Messer to Fats Waller with plenty of stops along the way!