“Richard has the Fire of a Rock God and all of the Talent and Skill of a Master Musician” Time Out, London. For more than 3 decades, Richard WOOD has blown away audiences around the world with his traditional-born, fiery brand of Celtic music . His CFMA 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! Richard has received 5 ECMAs, plus has many Music PEI awards to his credit, and Twice he has earned the Don Messer Memorial Trophy. Along with winning countless championships, as both a step dancer & fiddler, he is also an accomplished pianist. Richard has brought his highly sought after, uplifting, and energetic brand of music around the world; extensively touring Australia, Europe, Asia, and all across North America at spots like Epcot at Disney World, The Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall; and for special performances at televised events and programs, like CBC’s “Canada Day on Parliament Hill”, “Good Morning America”, “The David Letterman Show”, “Celtic Electric”, and Cape Breton’s jewel, “Rita MacNeil and Friends”. Richard has played for Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, the Queen, princes, princesses, and the Emperor of Japan. He has also toured the world and performed with heavyweights like The Chieftains, Shania Twain, and as a featured performer in “Bowfire”. Richard continues to headline concert halls and music festivals around the world, but of all of his accomplishments, he is most proud to have entertained armed forces in the North Pole, Bosnia, and twice in Afghanistan. MacLean’s Magazine named Richard one of the Top 100 Canadians to watch in the 21st Century, but they forgot to mention that it would be so darned hard to sit still while we watched and that his boundless energy would leave us out of breath and still wanting more!