Chris was introduced to the guitar at the age of 5 by his grandfather, he played throughout his school years and began a professional career in 1968 specialising in R&B and rock. However, by 1981 he had moved onto Bluegrass and the 5 string banjo, winning various bluegrass banjo competitions.
After studying Irish and Scottish music for 10 years, Chris began performing in 1996 on solo fingerstyle guitar. For more of Chris's fascinating life story visit his Cairney Hill website.
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