Top Ten Fiddle Players
The Contenders: Page 2
Underrated. Can play with the best of all time
Jimmy is amazing. Should be ranked as a top 5
Jimmy De is the best! Listen to him play the Intro to Free by ZBB or Devil Went Down to Georgia and you will agree.
Jimmy is the best fiddle player
Hugh Farr was AWESOME! One of the greatest violinists of all time said his bowing arm was the best in the world! If it wasn't for his choice to stay with the SOTP he could well have become one of the most famous fiddlers around. He deserves to be much better known than he is.
Many people don't know who Hugh Farr, one of the members of the original Sons of the Pioneers, is. He was one of the best fiddlers in history!
Best sense of rhythm and swing - so that makes him the best. Pity he stuck with the SOPT.V 1 Comment
This guy takes regular fiddle tunes and uses his limited classical education to really make something out of them. He wrote a book full of fiddle tunes he collected, and I hear he still plays with the orchestra. He used to run a mandolin orchestra, and he was in bluegrass bands, Irish bands, Scottish bands, country bands -- and that's not to mention all of the fiddle-contest prizes he is reputed to have won. This guy gets my vote, that's all.
I have had the great opportunity of playing with Mark for 8 years. Great inspiration and teacher as well as an awesome fiddler. One of the easiest fiddlers to accompany that I have ever played with.
Mark is a phenomenon. Lighting fast and dead on accurate. I've enjoyed working with Mark for many years and have always been in awe of his showmanship and ability to wow the audience.
I've known Mark since 1963 and I swear he was born with a fiddle in his hands.V 1 Comment
If Vassar Clements is only #24, this list is worthless. I consider him the greatest pop instrumentalist - yes, ANY INSTRUMENT - of the 20th century.
Superbow. The main major influence for everybody else on this list, whether they realize it or not.
Thanks for always playing clean and right!
Outstanding passion. Could listen for hours.V 1 Comment
Glad Nicky's on the list. He deserves to be. Excellent musician and performer.V 1 Comment
Bluegrass fiddle player of the year at least 8 times!
This guy is the real deal, probably lost count of all the awards he's won.
Best fiddle player I've ever seen in videos
I met Bobby when he played with the Judy Lynn band in Reno Nevada & also
Did a fiew jobs with him in the 60's.
He is also a fine banjo picker & singer as well as a great person.
He was also part of that great Ricky Skaggs sound.
Great fiddle player from a wonderfully musical family!
Insanely talented and a wonderful, warm person as well.V 1 Comment
She is the best fiddle player IN THE WORLD
Mairéad should be top 5 if not number 1! Best female player in the world, as far as I'm concerned.
Oustanding musician and so easy on the eyes, a real Irish pixie.V 1 Comment
Terry was, by far, the gel between old-school masters and the younger masters of today. His song versions and his intricate bowing is unsurpassed.V 1 Comment
Not only does Alison sing like an angel...but she is the "fiddle" player on all of her recordings and live performances! She's amazing!
There is absolutely no fiddle player that compares to Swarb. I do not believe there is anyone more acclaimed than this master of English Folk and former member of Fairport Convention.
Best fiddler! Listen and you'll understand.
Great player and great personV 1 Comment
One of the smoothest first generation fiddle players. just passed away in the last year or so.
I have seen and heard Eric for about 15 years. He even played at my dads funeral. Just plain awesome!
Fiddler for Country Music Group Rascal Flatts from January 2002 - January 6, 2015.
My favorite fiddle player! He's the sweetest boy I ever met, too.V 2 Comments
Greatest Fiddler of French-Canadian Music, but also combined elements of Scottish and Irish Fiddling. Certainly one of the greatest North American Fiddlers. Was a friend of Yehudi Menuhin.
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