Chris Leslie

Chris Leslie is one of Britain’s most outstanding fiddlers. Born in 1956 he made his first album recording at the age of 16, with the band Mithras on Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed. In 1976 he recorded his album The Ship of Time at which time he was partnered by his brother John Leslie. Fairport Convention’s Dave Pegg wrote then that their interpretations of traditional songs and tunes were excellent - "They sound as if they’ve been professional musicians for years".

From 1984 Chris built an international reputation with the dazzling, acoustic outfit Whippersnapper (Dave Swarbrick, Martin Jenkins and Kevin Dempsey were his companions) and from 1996 he has won further admirers as a key member both of the Albion Band and of Simon Mayor’s Mandolin All Stars. Chris has also appeared with Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson. In 1997 he joined folk rock legends Fairport Convention.

Fairport Convention fiddler Chris Leslie has
recorded two of his own albums on the Beautiful Jo label:

The Flow and The Gift

 

 

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