P.E.I.’s redheaded fiddler welcomes Richard Wood, Gordon Belsher
Anne may be P.E.I.’s bestknown redhead, but fiddler Courtney Hogan is working hard to change that.
Most nights, the Emerald resident can be found playing in a small hall somewhere in P.E.I., but Friday nights at the Emerald Boxcar is where she usually hangs her hat.
Hogan is joined by new guests every week, but admits that when she calls up her friend and mentor Richard Wood for a show, the small Community Centre turns into one of the biggest musical talent venues in the country.
Wood, the former fiddler for Shania Twain has played at Carnegie Hall and performed for the prime minister, Queen of England and Emperor of Japan.
On Friday, July 7, vocalist and guitarist Gordon Belsher and award winning step-dancer Kristyn Visser at The Boxcar will also join Hogan and Wood.
The ceilidh begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening for food and drinks at 5:30 p.m. Admission at the door. As well 50/50 tickets, CDs and ceilidh souvenir t-shirts will be available.
Courtney Hogan plays a duet with P.E.I.’s Richard Wood in a handout photo. Wood and Gordon Belsher are special guests at the Emerald Ceilidh on July 7.