Jock Tyldesley is perhaps best known for his fiddling in Cajun bands such as The Flatville Aces and the Bearcats, as well as more off-the-wall antics with The New Rope String Band and The Chipolatas.
He also nurtures a long-time passion for Southern Appalachian old time fiddling for many years and has spent more time concentrating on this, whilst touring worldwide with his regular bands and US acts such as Eddie LeJeune, The Dirk Powell Band, Martha Scanlan and many more.
He is much in demand as a private and workshop tutor and has also taught for several years at Folkworks Summer School, Sore Fingers and The Burwell Bash as well as being a visiting tutor at Blazin' in Beauly, The London Fiddle School and the Folk Degree course at Newcastle University, plus many international festival workshops.
Jock is an instinctive tutor, teaching by ear and concentrating on the feel, rhythm and bowing patterns of the music as much as the tune, and trying to bring out the 'drive' in peoples' playing.
- Westport Town Hall Theatre