Jerry Holland and Friends

     

Jerry Holland and Friends
Featuring Jerry Holland with:
JP Cormier, Hilda Chiasson-Cormier, Daniel Lapp, John Doyle, Sharon Shannon, Mary Shannon, Ashley MacIsaac, Máire O’Keeffe, Cheryl Smith, Allan Dewar, Mark Schatz, Brenda Stubbert, Dave MacIsaac, Kieran O’Hare, Paul MacDonald, Sonnich Lydom, Jerry Holland Jr, Calvin Vollrath, Howie MacDonald, Dougie MacDonald.
     
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Helping Hands (with John Doyle)

     

Helping Hands, was recorded a few weeks before Jerry passed away and features guitarist John Doyle.
     
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Parlor Music (with Doug MacPhee)

   

Two old friends who occasionally string together a few tunes in someone's living room: that is the humble context in which traditional music's vitality has been sustained over the centuries. On this recording, which pretends to be nothing fancy, we hear two of Cape Breton's finest players in such a setting.

 

 

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A Session With Jerry Holland

     

This recording is dedicated to the memory of John Morris Rankin.

The musician on the album are Jerry Holland, the late John Morris Rankin & Dave Mac Isaac. It was recorded in May 1990.

 

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Crystal Clear

     

Dandy Jigs
Christy Campbell
  

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Fiddler's Choice

Boo Baby's Lullaby
Mary Jessie Gillis
CBC's Glenn and Karl
Harsh February

 

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Master Cape Breton Fiddler

Reichswall Forest
Andy Dejarlis Jig
Brenda Stubbert's Reel
Mom's Jig
Father John Angus
The Sweetness of Mary
Hughie Jim Paul's
Mutt's Favourite
The New Brig O' Dee
Glen Lyon

 

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Fathers & Sons

This cassette-only release predominantly
consists of modern Cape Breton
compositions that ring true the older
traditions.

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Jerry's father, Jerry Holland Senior, was a fine fiddler and was from Tweedside, N.B. area, the same region as Don Messer, one of Canada's most famous fiddlers.

Messer was the host of the most celebrated musical show in Canadian Television history, Don Messer's Jubilee. He was a life-long friend of Jerry Holland Senior. On this rare recording Jerry Holland Senior is accompanied by Auby Foley on guitar. This tape appeared in Don Messer's private collection, at the Nova Scotia public archives in Halifax.

1962 - Listen to Jerry Holland Senior:  Joseph Allard Reel
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A young Jerry Holland began his recording career in 1962 with this audition tape for Don Messer's show. At the age of six Jerry's playing exhibits stunning control, intonation and his unique, trademark sound. He was accompanied by Aubey Foley on guitar.

1962 - Listen to Jerry: Johnny In the Green
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1962 - Listen To Jerry: The Honeymoon Reel
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At this young age Jerry was also an exceptional step dancer. He was featured weekly at dances hosted by Bill Lamey where his step dancing performances would result in a shower of coins. Jerry went on to appear on the Don Messer show later that year. It was the beginning of one of the most exceptional careers in Canadian fiddle music history. Here is a sample of his stepdancing back then. Jerry is accompanied by his father on fiddle and Auby Foly on guitar.

1962 - Listen To Jerry Stepdance:
The Farmers Reel
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