Drew spends the summer fiddling around

By Matthew McCully
Drew spends the summer fiddling around
Courtney Drew with her trophy following a fiddling competition in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. (Photo : Courtesy of Kathy Drew)

Some might find it undisciplined for a mathematics student about to enter a master’s program at the University of Sherbrooke to spend the summer fiddling around. But don’t worry. Cookshire Eaton’s Courtney Drew wasn’t just fiddling around. She was fiddling circles around the competition. Get it? She’s an accomplished fiddler!
From a musical family (dad on drums, mom on keys, brother on guitar), Drew surfaced at a young age as a fiddler with a special gift. She began studying classical violin at the age of seven. At just 15 years old, she was invited to join Canadian fiddle champion and bandleader Scott Woods on tour. In previous interviews, Drew always described her fiddle playing as a pastime, with her focus on school. Maybe her proficiency in math has something to do with her ability to divide her time between music and her studies. See full story in the Wednesday, Sept. 11 edition of The Record.

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