Jerry has a passion for the old music of Cape Breton, Ireland and
Scotland. He also composes new tunes to suit the tradition.


Brenda Stubbert's
(click tune to enlarge and print. Also available in ABC)

Probably Jerry's most famous composition, 'Brenda Stubbert's Reel' has been performed and recorded around the world by fiddlers, pipers, pipe bands and instrumental groups. First recorded in 1982 on Master Cape Breton Fiddler.


Click to enlargeJerry Holland and lighthouse keeper Paul Cranford, first started arranging and notating Jerry's compositions together in the early '80s. The result of this collaboration was "Jerry Holland's Collection of Fiddle Tunes", a book of traditional and original fiddle tunes which was first published in 1988. A perennial favourite since then, a revised and expanded edition was published in 1992. In 1995 the book went into its third edition and today it is available globally from major distributors.

If you are searching for notation to a specific tune the Cranford Publications website is a good place to start. The index to Jerry's book and indexes to many other books can be found there. In addition you can listen to real audio, view more samples of notation and link to many related sites. Cranford Publications sells book of fiddle music and related recordings.

 

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Click to enlargeThe Second Collection is Jerry's latest book containing 322 tunes, including 120 new Jerry Holland compositions. There is no duplication of tunes within the series.

Not only is Jerry one of the best fiddlers around, he is also a fine backup musician on both guitar and piano. This collection includes Jerry's tasteful and experienced choices for chordal accompaniment.

40 tunes recorded on the Crystal Clear CD
31 tunes recorded on the Fiddler's Choice CD

 

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