Richard Wood joins fel­low fid­dler for in Emer­ald show

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Award-win­ning P.E.I. fid­dler Richard Wood will be join­ing Court­ney Ho­gan-Chan­dler, Gor­don Belsher and step dancer Janelle Banks for the ceilidh to­day at 7:30 p.m. at the Emer­ald Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

High­lights of Wood’s ca­reer in­clude TV guest ap­pear­ances with Sha­nia Twain on “The Late Show with David Let­ter­man” and “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica,” Carnegie Hall with Ir­ish le­gends The Chief­tains, a fea­tured per­former on CBC’s Canada Day on Par­lia­ment Hill, “Rita MacNeil and Friends,” and with Jean But­ler of River­dance on “Celtic Elec­tric.”

Belsher has been en­ter­tain­ing au­di­ences in Canada and around the world for more than a quar­ter of a cen­tury per­form­ing solo at con­certs, ceilidhs, con­ven­tions and pubs.

As an ac­com­pa­nist and fea­tured vo­cal­ist with fid­dler Richard Wood, he has toured ex­ten­sively across Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Europe, Ja­pan and Aus­tralia.

Ho­gan-Chan­dler is busy work­ing as a vet­eri­nar­ian in Monc­ton through the week and loves when Fri­days ar­rive to be able to play tunes with such great mu­si­cian and friends.

The mu­sic starts at 7:30 p.m. on Fri­days at the Emer­ald Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The Boxcar pub will be open at 5:30 p.m. for food and drinks. Ad­mis­sion is at the door. Ev­ery­one is welcome to at­tend.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.court­ney­hogan.com or call 902-675-3593.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Fid­dler Richard Wood, who is also known for his key­board skills, will be on stage for a ceilidh tonight in Emer­ald.

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