In early 2000, I upgraded the recording studio to a digital format called "PARIS"










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

Edmonton, Alberta








A studio highlight was recording the anthem for the Special Olympics Winter Games which took place in Charlottetown in 2004.  The recording used a total of 76 instrumental and vocal tracks to produce.

"Just Watch Me / Je m'envole" (composed by Gordon Belsher with French lyrics by Réal Pelletier) featured vocals by Savannah Belsher and Réal Pelletier, with major contributions from Richard Wood on fiddle, Brad Fremlin on percussion, and Timothy Cummings on the highland bagpipes.  The song was performed at the opening gala which was broadcast live on the TSN TV channel.



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

Stephanie Cadman.


left to right, Chas Guay - bass, Kyla Cook - dancer, Gordon Belsher - guitar, Stephanie Cadman, Kirk White - drums, Brad Fremlin - keys, Juliette Roberts - dancer






Since 2008, Richard Wood & I are again performing and touring regularly as a duo.



"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

PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls



Tønder Festival in Denmark 2014




"The Truth About Christmas"

2014 Alberta tour

with Nils Ling & Cynthia MacLeod









Most of my career highlights since can be found elsewhere in this website:

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