This list starts with players I mentioned in Volume 1, published in 2000.
These players have all had a different impact on the development of styles and this is a subjective collection. By giving a little information on these players, the intention is that you will hopefully like the sound of some of these guitarists and check them out further yourself. There’a a discography for these players in Volume 1.
Peerie Willie Johnson
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill
From here down, the list contains players who I discovered after Volume 1 was published, and are listed in Volume 2.
Tim’s guitar accompaniment shows his intimate familiarity with the melodies as he’s also a fine accordion player. He plays nylon strung guitar and has a style strongly reminiscent of Steve Cooney’s. He tunes to Dropped D and uses a capo as an essential part of his playing. He makes great use of very fast rhythmic flourishes and there’s great dynamic fire in his playing. He’s been a popular choice as an accompanist, playing with many leading musicians, including Sharon Shannon, Brendan Power, Seamus Begley and The Chieftains.