Peerie Willie Johnson ,Shetlands Guitar man passed away on Tuesday

Re: Peerie Willie Johnson ,Shetlands Guitar man passed away on Tuesday

Thanks for letting us know.

I saw and heard quite a bit of his playing in Shetland in the mid Eighties.

Re: Peerie Willie Johnson ,Shetlands Guitar man passed away on Tuesday

RIP WIllie. A true original.

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Re: Peerie Willie Johnson ,Shetlands Guitar man passed away on Tuesday

Just heard the sad news this morning on Radio Scotland. Traditional music has lost a great player and a great character. RIP, Peerie Willie.

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Re: Peerie Willie Johnson ,Shetlands Guitar man passed away on Tuesday

Sad news indeed - one of the innovators in traditional music, who inspired so many of the people who inspired me. RIP.

Re: Peerie Willie Johnson ,Shetlands Guitar man passed away on Tuesday

Worst news I’ve heard for a long time. Only spoke to him a couple of times, in the Lounge or at the festivals, but he was always nice to me, funny, perpetually smiling - and could he swing or what?

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