Chris Leslie is one of Britains 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 Conventions Dave
Pegg wrote then that their interpretations of traditional songs and
tunes were excellent - "They sound as if theyve 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
Mayors Mandolin All Stars. Chris has also appeared with Jethro Tulls
Ian Anderson. In 1997 he joined folk rock legends Fairport
Fairport Convention fiddler Chris Leslie
recorded two of his own albums on the Beautiful Jo label:
Flow and The
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