Folk duo set to return after Royal appointment

Richard Wood playing in the Colinsburgh Galloway Library
Richard Wood playing in the Colinsburgh Galloway Library

A MUSICIAN who played for the Queen on a recent trip to Canada is set to perform in the East Neuk.

Fiddle virtuoso Richard Wood impressed Her Royal Highness during a visit to his homeland, where he also performed to the Prime Minister of Canada and the Emperor of Japan.

Wood, along with his playing partner Charlene Belsher, have been making names for themselves in the music industry.

They insisted on stopping off in the Neuk as part of their current tour, after Belsher fell in love with the area on a previous visit to catch a King Creosote concert.

The duo have also previously played in the area, at Colinsburgh’s Galloway Library, with the organiser of their return, at Crail Town Hall on February 2 and the following night at Lodge Balcarres in Colinsburgh, expecting another great night.

Peter Marshall said: “Those lucky enough to catch that incredible evening of music still talk about it.

“King Creosote dropped in for a set hot-foot from Lancashire, Sandy Stanage dazzled on the guitar, Diarmid Lindsay from the village piped in the Canadian duo and the audience was treated to a set of incredible skill and passion.”

Both gigs are due to start at 8pm.