619 Water Street East
“Richard has the Fire of a Rock God and all of the Talent and Skill of a Master Musician” Time Out Magazine, London, UK.
Fresh off of a series of sold out Cape Breton Kitchenfest shows, fiddling legend, Richard Wood, is looking forward to bringing his traditional-born, fiery brand of Celtic music to the College of Piping/Celtic Performing Arts Centre on Friday, December 11th. Joining him will be diversely skilled musicians, Brad Fremlin and Jon Matthews.
This trio of talented, multi instrumentalists will take you on a journey of exciting jigs and reels, masterfully layered with captivating Celtic folk songs, a rousing drum salute, PEI step dancers: Alexis MacLaren, Marlys MacLaren, & Abby Rogers, and even a hauntingly beautiful piece performed on a handsaw.
For more than 3 decades, Richard WOOD has blown away audiences around the world with his uplifting and energetic brand of music. His CFMA nominated, and ECMA award winning 8th album, UNBROKEN, mastered by the Legendary Bob Ludwig, has reviewers praising it as some of his best work to date!
Along with winning countless championships as both a step dancer and fiddler, Richard has also been awarded 5 East Coast Music Awards, numerous Music PEI Awards, and Twice he has earned the Don Messer Memorial Trophy!
Richard has played for Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, the Queen, princes, princesses, and the Emperor of Japan. He has also toured the world and performed with heavyweights like The Chieftains, Shania Twain, and as a featured performer in “Bowfire”. Richard continues to headline concert halls and music festivals around the world, but of all of his accomplishments, he is most proud to have entertained our Canadian Armed Forces in the North Pole, Bosnia, and twice in Afghanistan.
MacLean’s Magazine named Richard one of the Top 100 Canadians to watch in the 21st Century, but they forgot to mention that it would be so darned hard to sit still while we watched and that his boundless energy would leave us out of breath and still wanting more!
Curtain is at 7:30 pm. Only 100 tickets will be available through the box office either in person or over the phone at 436-5377. The Celtic Performing Arts Centre is located at 619 Water St. East in Summerside.