The renowned guitar player Jimmy Faulkner has died.

Regarded as one of Ireland's leading guitarists, he played with, among others, Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Mary Coughlan and Luka Bloom.

In recent times he had performed with his band Jimmy Faulkner and The Houseshakers.

In a statement, Christy Moore said Jimmy Faulkner would always be remembered with love, as a close friend and wonderful musician.