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House Concert – Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher
January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
New England Celtic Arts & Bangor Celtic Crossroads Present: Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher
Picture it: A graceful tune to start off a set, with beautiful zippering lines, played while caressing the fiddle to his ear, eyes closed, off in a serene realm in a dance with time, as he lures us there with him. Then a cutting strathspey to kick it into a higher gear as he whoops out loud and smiles at the crowd — a total of six reels in a row, all executed with flawless precision, pounding in rhythm, intoxicating in a firing energy, which brings about numerous fits of spontaneous applause from the crowd who spring to their feet in ovation immediately at the set’s end.
“Wood simply dropped every single jaw in the house — certainly making us all proclaim he is back, and he is better than ever.” Todd MacLean, Charlottetown Guardian
For more than two decades, Richard Wood has impressed audiences all across Canada, as well as in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia. Highlights include TV guest appearances with Shania Twain on “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.”
Richard has played for Canada’s Prime Minister and Governor General, the Queen of England (in Toronto), and for the Emperor of Japan in Tokyo. In the late 1990s he toured the UK & Europe headlining concert halls and folk festivals. He’s since played at the Lincoln Centre in New York City, Epcot at Disney World, and was a featured performer in the touring fiddle spectacle.
6pm doors | 7pm show | $20 tickets at door
Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling Greater Bangor Convention & Visitor’s Bureau at 207-947-5205.
For more information contact New England Celtic Arts.
For those that may have difficulty navigating stairs… 58 Main is a private home. This event will be held on our second floor and our bathroom is in the basement. We do not have a lift or elevator. We understand that this is a barrier for some and sincerely apologize.