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Wednesday, 22 April 2009

An evening of traditional English Folk Music for St George's Day

Folk duo. James Findlay & Jerry Bird ('FINGERZ 'n' FRETZ') will be appearing at Dorchester's Tom Brown's tomorrow for a special St. George's Day gig starting at 9:00pm.

James Findlay is a locally based traditional singer, fiddler and guitarist. He started playing the fiddle at about eight years old while living in Dorset, and guitar at the age of fifteen. Coming from a musical family, he is influenced by all genres of music. However, his love lies in traditional English folk music and ballads, his presentation and style of playing being inspired by Nic Jones, and singers such as The Watersons. James was a winner in the 2008 New Roots competition, judged by among others, Eliza Carthy and Pete Coe.

Instrumentalist Jerry Bird has played fiddle, guitar and mandolin in various folk and folk-rock bands for more years than he cares to remember. Born in Bath, he has recently returned to the west-country after many years living in Sussex, and he now lives in Dorchester. He has a great love of folk and early music, and a vast repertoire of traditional tunes which he enjoys interpreting in new ways especially on the guitar.

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