Styles of great guitarists

A guide to the Shetland guitar style of Tich Richardson from Boys Of The Lough

I had a request recently for a video examining the Shetland guitar style of Tich Richardson who famously played with Boys Of The Lough. Tich tragically died in a car crash in 1984, so his characteristic guitar style is not widely known, but from the few surviving recordings of his playing we can see a hugely creative and versatile player who melded the classic “Shetland” bum-chak style with forrays into fingerstyle, altered tunings and countless creative, jazzy chord voicings.

In this video I examine one fantastic clip of Tich playing with Boys Of The Lough fiddle player Aly Bain. The full clip can be viewed here:

You can find my previous videos on “Peerie” Willie Johnson here.

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