“With a gentle charm that has become his trademark, the Guernsey Cove musician sang songs, told stories, and urged his audience to join in, much to their delight and to his”- Sally Cole, Charlottetown Guardian"
"He consistently brings 110 per cent to the stage and is always thinking foremost of giving the audience the quality show it deserves." - Eddy Quinn, The Eastern Graphic
Musically based on his Celtic roots, Gordon Belsher’s show features an engaging variety of songs, stories, and instrumentals. His solo recordings include his own compositions, along with covers of East Coast songwriters, Irish medleys and classics, and fresh acoustic takes on a few 60's pop tunes.
As accompanist and featured vocalist with Richard Wood, and Island fiddling jewel Cynthia MacLeod, Gordon has toured across Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Europe, Australia and Japan. His 2013 solo CD won "Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year" at the PEI Music Awards, and in 2014 he received the “Lifetime Achievement” Award. His song “Cradle of Canada” was one of the top 10 finalists for the PEI Anthem Search.
Career highlights include:
- Touring with PEI fiddling dynamo Richard Wood, 1996-present, including:
- Ongoing touring to the UK, Europe, US, across Canada
- Tønder Festival - Denmark, Celtic Connections - Scotland
- Woodford Folk Festival - Australia
- “A Sound Celebration” with Symphony Nova Scotia at ECMA 2011
- Vancouver Olympics, 2010
- the cultural delegation for Team Canada in Tokyo, Japan in 1999
- CBC TV Canada Day on Parliament Hill, Ottawa in 1998
- Performing in “Celtic Blaze” with Stephanie Cadman at the 2006 Charlottetown Festival
- Composing and performing the anthem for the 2004 Special Olympics Winter Games
- Performing as a duo with Prince Edward Island fiddler Cynthia MacLeod, 2002-2007
- Owner/engineer/producer of Guernsey Cove Parlour Productions,
six time “Studio of the Year” nominee at Canada’s East Coast Music Awards