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Jim Fidler - Gypsy - solo
Jim Fidler - Friendly Fire - solo
Musaik - In this World


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Blind since the age of nine, Jim Fidler is a musician, singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist. Born in rural Southwestern Pennsylvania near the border of West Virginia, Jim grew up and currently lives on the island of Newfoundland.
As an independent recording artist, his first completely self-written,self-produced solo effort, "GYPSY", on which Jim sings and plays twelve different instruments, has won awards for "ALBUM OF THE YEAR" and "INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR" in Newfoundland. In November, 1997, Jim signed a European record deal with Iona Records of Scotland.
Jim is also known for his work as producer/arranger with such acts as GREAT BIG SEA, five time all-Ireland Uillean Pipe champion Eamonn Dillon, The Masterless Men, Celtic Connection and many more. Additionally, Jim's percussion work is predominantly featured on the highly critically acclaimed solo album, "NA KEEN AFFAIR", by Bothy Band uilleann pipe great Paddy Keenan. Jim released his second solo album “Friendly Fire” in November of 2000 and his latest recording 'In This world' is a collaboration with singer/writer Lekbir Halili of Morocco and musician Thierry Artur of the French Island of St. Pierre. An offshoot of this album is Jim's new group - Jim Fidler and the Experience which is comprised of 10 musicians with Jim leading the group as drummer and lead vocalist. For a listen to this latest recording visit www.musaik.org. For Jim's solo material visit www.jimfidler.com.