Mudcat Café message #2062193 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101978   Message #2062193
Posted By: Jim Lad
28-May-07 - 12:14 AM
Thread Name: Jerry Holland has bone cancer
Subject: RE: Jerry Holland has bone cancer
Strange coincidence, Pauline. A week or so ago, I went looking for Jerry on Facebook & Myspace to add him to my friends. I had no idea that he was ill at that time. I didn't find him but did find his son, Jerry Holland Jr.
A few days later, another Cape Breton musician joined me on Facebook and through her, I discovered that he is ill and there was a "We Love Jerry" group on Facebook which you may also wish to join.
The operation was set for Friday the 25th. and so far, no news on that site.
For those who may not know him: There are many Cape Breton Fiddlers, all of them great and all with their own strengths.
Jerry is regarded by those who would know, as being "Technically, the best". He is one of the nicest, unassuming people you will ever meet. Just a really nice guy who can play a damn fine fiddle.
If you have the time, I know he will appreciate your well wishes.
Jim