Richard Wood with Jon Matthews

Prince Edward Island

Richard Wood with Jon Matthews

For more than three decades, Richard Wood has blown away sold-out audiences around the world with his traditional-born, fiery brand of Celtic music. His Canadian Folk Music Award-nominated, and East Coast Music Award-winning eighth album, Unbroken, 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 received five East Coast Music Awards, numerous Music PEI awards, and has twice earned the Don Messer Memorial Trophy. From performing on television shows like Good Morning America, The David Letterman Show, and Rita and Friends to playing with The Chieftains, Shania Twain, and being featured in the stage production Bowfire, 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. Richard returns to Celtic Colours this year with Cape Breton native Jon Matthews—an award-winning recording engineer and producer who also happens to be a singer-songwriter and guitar-player. It’s been six years since Richard has played at Celtic Colours and we’re very excited to welcome him back.

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