notloB Parlour Concerts Presents… 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.
Gordon Belsher has been entertaining audiences in Canada and around the world for more than 30 years performing 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 U.S., the U.K., Europe, Japan and Australia.
His solo CD Call Up All the Neighbours was nominated for "Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year" at the 2008 East Coast Music Awards. His previous solo recording Reel in the Flickering Light, was also nominated at the 2003 ECMA's in the same category.
Whether playing before large festival crowds or in intimate folk club settings, Gordon Belsher’s engaging personality, charming voice, and versatility on a variety of instruments are a recipe for a memorable evening.
Suggested donation for the concert $19 + $1 preservation fee, members discount $2.
Concert preceded by separate admission fiddle and DADGAD guitar or bodhran workshops
Workshop $20 non-members, $18 members. Reservations required. firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops: 6:45-7:45pm, reservations required. Same email address.
Separate admission concert - Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00pm
Artists' websites ~ http://www.rwood.ca/ & http://www.guernseycove.ca/
Facebook event ~ https://www.facebook.com/events/273520796085266/
Concert & series information: https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/
Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/notloBFolkConcerts
Pastries from Fiore's & Coffee from JP Licks
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