Folk duo. James Findlay & Jerry Bird ('FINGERZ 'n' FRETZ') will be appearing at The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle, Cornwall on Easter Saturday 11th April 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.
Jerry will be also signing his new book Landscape of Memory: Living Folklore in England published by Green Magic Publications. See previous blog entry New Book! - Landscape of Memory: Living Folklore in England by Jerry Bird for more details)