Marcus Holden - (being very upper crust and indicating very expensive violin) Concert Master, String Arrangements , Fiddle and Engineering

Marcus first teamed up with Pat on 'The Local Rag and has been an integral member of the team ever since. He began studying the violin at the age of eight in Canberra where his parents had moved to from Melbourne. His formative years were spent playing classical music as a member of the Canberra Youth Orchestra for almost ten years. From the age of 11 he toured and recorded with choirs, groups and the CYO culminating in overseas trips to Europe.

 In his late teens his interest in rock, jazz and blues was sparked by the newly amplified violin and his career as a soloist began. Moving to Sydney in 1979 to study jazz at the NSW Con, Marcus quickly became the city's premier fiddle session player, recording well over 400 records, films and jingles to date working with such luminaries as Jimmy Barnes, Ross Wilson, Diesel, Mark Hunter and his own major Project , The Fiddler's Festival! 

Marcus' Website The Fiddlers Festival

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