A resident of Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Jim performs English traditional folk songs and fiddle tunes. Many of Jim’s songs and tunes are local to Hull and East Yorkshire – songs and tunes he learnt from family, from neighbours and from people he has met through actively going out and seeking old songs and tunes that have been passed on by word of mouth.
For thirty years or more, Jim played for a living on board the Bridlington pleasure boats Yorkshire Belle and Flamborian. That was a seven days a week commitment from April to October, playing without amplification out on deck up to seven trips a day.
Jim’s wife, Lynette Eldon is a champion clog dancer and founder member of Green Ginger Clog Dancers. Together they have performed all over Europe, and two of the albums below showcase Lynette’s expert step dancing.
Jim Eldon & the Sharpshooters – Rocking with the Band
The latest release from One Row Records. Remastered by Phil Snell at Limbo Studio, Otley, this album is available on Limited Edition CD and Digital Download from the 1st of May 2021.
Described by Mike Hirst as ““F****** marvelous! A masterpiece of wit. Old time string band meets 80’s dole-queue defiance”.