Richard Wood

Much is being said about Richard Wood these days, given that it’s East Coast Music Awards time. Most notable: he’ll be playing at Carnegie Hall (which my father pronounces Car-Nay-Gee Hall) on St. Patrick’s Day with The Chieftains. Back in 1994, when Richard was barely a teenager and I was working with Victoria Row in Charlottetown, we hired him to play for our opening ceremonies. He pulled up in a car with his parents in tow and fiddled up a storm. The Charlottetown Parking Cops were obviously not moved by his performance, and ticketed his dad’s car while he was playing.