Gordon Belsher

Gordon Belsher

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“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 For updated info and dates please visit www.GuernseyCove.ca

Biography

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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.
Gordon’s CD “Call up all the Neighbours” was a nominee for "Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year" at Canada’s 2008 East Coast Music Awards. His previous solo CD “Reel in the Flickering Light” was nominated in this same category at ECMA 2003.

As accompanist and featured vocalist with Richard Wood, and Island fiddling jewel Cynthia MacLeod, Gordon has toured extensively across Canada, the U.S., the U.K. & Europe, and performed as part of the cultural delegation for Team Canada in Tokyo, Japan in 1999.

Other previous career highlights include:
- 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 and touring across Canada and the New England States as a duo
with Prince Edward Island fiddler Cynthia MacLeod, 2002-2007
- Touring across Canada and around the world as accompanist
and featured vocalist with PEI fiddling dynamo Richard Wood, 1996-present
- Owner/engineer/producer of Guernsey Cove Parlour Productions,
six time “Studio of the Year” nominee at Canada’s East Coast Music Awards

For more info see www.GuernseyCove.ca

Lyrics

Lucky Star

Written By: Gordon Belsher


Chorus: To have more than your share of good fortune
You really don't have to look very far
For all of the love, if it comes from above
Just thank your lucky star

Well I've met some of my heroes, shared some whisky, shared some beer
Oh I can tell ya, most of it's been grand!
If I had just one day to live, I know that I would "give-'er"
Singing songs and playing in the band
Well I've been to lots of places, put some smiles upon some faces
And it seems no matter wherever I roam
Doing everything it takes, and forgiving some mistakes
Taking chances, chasing dreams, then coming home

Chorus

All of my best friends, man and beast, they're the main course in this feast
My comrades, buddies, pals, even foes
For fathers and for mothers, for sisters and for brothers
There is none that is more valuable than those
And if all you are is healthy, I know you'll be more wealthy
Than the richest man on earth with all his greed
In this life, the sweetest water - a loving wife, two precious daughters
Are all this man could ever really need

Chorus: To have more than my share of good fortune
I really don't have to look very far
For all of the love, if it comes from above
I thank my lucky star

Yeah, to have more than your share of good fortune
You really don't have to look very far
For all of the love, if it comes from above
Just thank your lucky star

And I thank my lucky star!

Discography

http://www.guernseycove.ca/recordings