During the early 2000's, Richard Wood played a lot with "The Chieftains" (including Carnegie Hall!), and later in a fiddle extravaganza called "Bowfire".
We did a few Canadian tours and festivals with Brad Fremlin, two Canadian tours (British Columbia, and Ontario) with the lovely Megan Bergeron on keys, and a show in North Carolina with Kimberley Holmes.
In 2002, a fearless 16 year old Cynthia MacLeod came to the Guernsey Cove studio and recorded her debut album. It won PEI Music Awards "Album of the Year".
We first played live together on Canada Day in Charlottetown that year, then played at her ECMA showcases in Halifax and Newfoundland, and have since toured as a duo to British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and the New England States.
Her career continues to evolve, and I love to perform with her whenever the opportunity arises.
Joined by storytelling humorist Nils Ling, we have done a show called "The Truth About Christmas" on PEI and across Canada.
"Patch" 25 year reunion show
A 2006 highlight was forming a quirky eclectic trio called "Saxafras" with daughter Savannah, and future son inlaw Todd MacLean
We perfomed over two summer seasons and recorded a great CD, my favourite that has come out of the recording studio
Also in 2006, I was part of
"Celtic Blaze", a production at the Confederation Centre of the Arts
in Charlottetown starring jaw-dropping fiddler/step-dancer
left to right, Chas Guay - bass, Kyla Cook - dancer, Gordon Belsher - guitar, Stephanie Cadman, Kirk White - drums, Brad Fremlin - keys, Juliette Roberts - dancer
"They make some wicked music together, the kind that keeps the kitchen party goin' all night" - Doug Gallant, Charlottetown Guardian
2013 MUSIC PEI Awards
Gordon Belsher's song "Cradle of Canada" one of 10 finalists in the "PEI 2014 Songsearch"
2014 MUSIC PEI "Lifetime Achievement" Award"
Gordon Belsher 2014 Artistic Director
Tønder Festival in Denmark 2014
2014 Alberta tour
with Nils Ling & Cynthia MacLeod
Most of my career highlights since can be found elsewhere in this website: