Fiddler Jerry Holland of Cape Breton dies

July 17, 2009

Last Updated: Friday, July 17, 2009 | 9:59 AM ET Comments14Recommend23 CBC News
Cape Breton fiddler and composer Jerry Holland died Thursday night after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 54.
Gerry was originally from Boston. And spent summer with his family in Cape Breton and moved there permanently in 1975.
He performed publicly for the first time at age six — a year after he started to learn the fiddle. He performed on the John Allan Cameron Show from 1974-1977, and played stages around the world.
Over the years, Holland earned a reputation as one of the finest composers and players of Cape Breton-style music.

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