We present an approach to the task of identifying performers from their playing styles. We investigate how violinists express and communicate their view of the musical content of Celtic popular pieces and how to use this information in order to automatically identify performers. We study notelevel deviations of parameters such as timing and amplitude. Our approach to performer identification consists of inducing an expressive performance model for each of the interpreters (essentially establishing a performer dependent mapping of inter-note features to a timing and amplitude expressive transformations). We present a successful performer identification case study.