For more than three (3) decades, 5x ECMA and multi-Music PEI Award-winning Richard WOOD has blown away sold-out audiences around the globe with his traditional-born, fiery brand of Celtic music. His Canadian Folk Music Award-nominated and ECMA award-winning 8th album, UNBROKEN, which was mastered by legendary, multi-Grammy Award winning Bob Ludwig from Gateway Studios, 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 earned the Don Messer Memorial Trophy. Twice!
Richard has toured the world extensively with highlights including Epcot at Disney World, The Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. He has also performed for special televised events and programs such as Good Morning America, The David Letterman Show, Rita and Friends, and for a special Canada Day on Parliament Hill which was nationally televised by CBC in front of a live audience of over 100,000.
Richard has shared stages and tour buses with heavyweights like The Chieftains and Shania Twain and he’s played for Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, the Queen, and the Emperor of Japan, but he is most proud to have entertained Canada’s Armed Forces in the North Pole, Bosnia, & twice in Afghanistan.
One of Prince Edward Island’s best exports, Richard has brought his highly sought-after, energetic brand of music around the world, touring extensively in Australia, Europe, Asia, and all across North America, always the proud island ambassador.
MacLean’s Magazine named Richard one of the Top 100 Canadians to watch in the 21st Century, but they forgot to mention that watching would leave us out of breath and still wanting more!
“Richard has the Fire of a Rock God and all of the Talent and Skill of a Master Musician”. Time Out magazine, London, UK.
Check Richard’s online schedule at RWood.ca for up-to-date Summerside performances.