Calais Celtic Concerts

Calais Celtic Concerts, in collaboration with New England Celtic Arts and PEI's Festival of Small Hall, will present World-famous fiddler Richard Wood with Gordon Belsher at the Knights of Columbus Hall, in Calais, on Sunday May 17th. Show time is at 7:00 PM US/8:00 PM Canadian.

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 guests appearances with Shania Twain on David Letterman and “Good Morning America,” Carnegie Hall with Irish legends The Cheiftains, 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 late 1990's 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 “Bowfire”. Richard is proud to have entertained Canada's armed forces in Bosnia and twice in Afghanistan. He has five previous CD recordings and has won three Canadian East Coast Music Awards. MacLean's Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Canadians to watch in the 21st Century.

Gordon 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 accompanist and featured vocalist with Prince Edward Island fiddlers Richard Wood and Cynthia MacLeod, Gordon has toured extensively across Canada, in the US, the U.K., Europe, Japan, and Australia.

 

The Knights of Columbus Hall is located at 2 Park St., Calais, Maine. Tickets are on sale at Karen's Diner & Korner Pub, downtown Calais, or you can get them at the door, on Sunday May 17th.  For reservations or more information call 207-214-2067.