ian francis

tunebook 1 tune.

Fiddle player from Maryport Cumbria. I learned (or rather cobbled together) my eclectic and often unpredictable Irish style in Oxford, London and Melbourne sessions in the 1980s. Played in a Melbourne band called Poteen which enjoyed some success in the Oz Irish scene of the time.
Main influences are Frankie Gavin, Tommy Peoples, Kevin Burke, Martin Hayes, John Carty, Andy McGann and too many others to name. Still enjoy a tune with Paul Ferguson (great fiddle player now living in Lancaster). Roger Purves (bouzouki and mandolin, also in Lancaster - check out his myspace site)