He is a flautist, fiddle, mandolin, mandocello player,
singer-songwriter and producer born in London, England. Being drawn towards folk music he
performed with Matthews’ Southern Comfort at the end of the 1960s and
at the same time, around 1970, was also a co-writing member of the group
From about 1972 he was an original member of the group
Hedgehog Pie, staying with them until 1977, and he also gained a lot of
recognition for his notable duets with the acclaimed guitarist Bert Jansch,
recording the album Avocet with him.
In 1983 he recorded his solo album Carry Your Smile
and then in 1983/4 he became a co-founder of the group Whippersnapper,
fronted by the fiddle player David Swarbrick. He stayed with the group for the
next decade, recording and performing concerts on a national and
international level, until their final disbandment in 1994. He went on to work in collaboration
with the Bulgarian musician Kilinka Vulcheva where they would be known as
The Vulcheva-Jenkins Incident.
Aside from his 1983 solo recording he has appeared on An
Evening with Dando Shaft and Lantaloon by Dando Shaft, Fairport
Unconventional by Fairport Convention, The Green Lady and Hedgehog
Pie by Hedgehog Pie, Box of Love by Bert Jansch, Second
Spring by Matthews’ Southern Comfort, Book of Secrets by
Loreena McKennett, In Search of Amelia Earhart by Plainsong, Cross
the Danube by The Vulcheva-Jenkins Incident and Promises, Tsubo
and These Foolish Things by Whippersnapper.
In recent years he was a co-founder of the group
Shkayla with the fiddle player Joe O’Donnell but left them in 2004
after about 6 years to pursue other projects.