Richard Wood

In addition to being named by MacLean’s magazine as one of the top 100 Canadians of the 21st century and being awarded the 2023 East Coast Music Association’s Stompin’ Tom Award, Richard’s high energy, traditional-borne, fiery-brand of Celtic music has also won him 5 ECMAs, multiple Music PEI Awards, and countless step dancing and fiddling championships from across North America.

Some career highlights include performances at the Kennedy Center, Disney World’s Epcot, the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and on televised programs: Good Morning America, The David Letterman Show, Up Home Tonight, and Rita & Friends. Richard has also shared stages and tour buses with musical icons like The Chieftains, Rita MacNeil, the Barra MacNeils, Ron Hynes, the Rankin Family, and Shania Twain.

Richard has played for King Charles III, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, William and Kate (Prince and Princess of Wales), Prime Ministers, Senators, Governor-Generals, 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.

“The best or more precisely, the most entertaining fiddler I have ever seen.” Shetland Times

“Richard has the Fire of a Rock God and all of the Talent and Skill of a Master Musician”. Time Out magazine, London, UK.

“Prince Edward Island’s Bow shredding Fiddling Sensation.”
The Scotsman

Upcoming Shows

Fire and Folk
Tuesday June 18, 2024 · 7:30 pm · $35
Fort Augustus Community Centre,

Fort Augustus is the place to be for a night of enchanting folk and fiery fiddling. Making their Small Halls debut, Halifax ensemble The Bombadils offer…

Richard Wood Live!
Thursday June 20, 2024 · 7:30 pm · $30
O'Leary United Church ,

A night of fantastic fiddle, step dancing and more awaits ‘up west’! Local ensemble STRUM, regulars of our O’Leary show kick off the evening. Returning to…