☼ Jerry Holland | Cape Breton Fiddler | Nelson Town Hall

Wednesday, April 30th,
Admission $15 ($12 for seniors, youth)

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents a concert of Cape Breton music featuring master Cape Breton fiddler Jerry Holland. Jerry will accompanied by Kimberley Fraser on piano.

One of the finest Celtic fiddlers performing today, Jerry comes by his music honestly. His father was a musical man respectful of tradition. Jerry senior was over 50 when Jerry was born and this placed the budding musician directly into a vibrant older culture. From childhood on, a series of fortunate events put young Jerry in the company of many of the greatest Cape Breton musicians of the last generation – -Winston Fitzgerald, Bill Lamey, Angus Chisholm and several other less well-known fiddlers, including his father.

For the past 25 years, life in Cape Breton has surrounded him by people who know and love the music. Digesting those experiences, a mature musician and composer has evolved. Today, his settings of older tunes and his own compositions usually pass the muster with the traditionalists.

Jerry is no stranger to the Monadnock area. He was a regular performer at the Folkway in Peterborough, and has played for several MFS concerts – the last in 2005. We are very happy that Jerry’s recent struggle with cancer has been successful enough to allow him to perform again.
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