JerryHolland
From Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Fiddler

Thursday, May 1, 2003
7:00 PM Prompt
6:30 PM Refreshments
Donation $12

 

Jerry Holland is one of the most respected and influential Cape Breton fiddlers performing today. His two published collections of tunes contain well over 400 tunes, the majority of which are his own compositions. Many of them have been thoroughly absorbed into Cape Breton tradition, and a few have become standard session and concert tunes in Irish and Scottish music circles around the world. Born 20 miles up the road in Brockton, MA, Jerry learned fiddle from several of the great Cape Breton fiddlers living in the Boston area in the 60s and 70s. In the mid-70s, he moved to Cape Breton and has lived there ever since. As a teenager, he learned to stepdance while playing fiddle, a feat that has been adopted by many of the younger generation of fiddlers.