Dunton Folk - Tim Edey Christmas Concert - Saturday 15th December 2012

By: Dunton Folk  17/11/2012
Keywords: traditional, session, acoustic

Dunton Folk in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire is very excited to present a Christmas Celtic concert from Tim Edey on Saturday 15th December 2012.


At just 32 years old, Tim Edey is the current BBC Radio Two Folk Musician of the Year and one half of the Best Duo 2012 award with harmonica guru Brendan Power.

Hailing from Broadstairs in Kent, Tim has played, toured and recorded both on record and TV with quite literally a who's who of the Celtic and acoustic music scene. On the road worldwide since he was fifteen years old, Tim's earliest gigs were with his guitarist father and Irish singer Enda McCabe. He then joined guitar master Ed Boyd's (Flook) band Red Ciel at the age of sixteen, and toured UK and Scandinavia as a box player with them. He recorded his debut album at the age of seventeen, in Ireland, with his guru and legendary musician Steve Cooney producing.

His subsequent musical activities include playing with Anam, The Sharon Shannon Band, Lunasa, Julie Fowlis band, Session A9, Michael McGoldrick Band and Wolfstone, guesting and recording with JP Cormier and the legendary Barra MacNeils in Canada, guesting with Altan in Europe, Mary Black (RTE TV), playing with various Flook members, Magic of the Dance and a highly successful teaming with Seamus Begley Ireland's accordion king resulting in an album "Disgrace Notes", recording in 2011 on the new releases by Christy Moore "Folk Tale" and The Chieftains "Voice of ages", and being probably the first Anglo-born musician to feature on a Christy Moore album!

Tim is guitarist for the Chieftains European concerts this year, starting in June in the UK.

Tim's compositions have been often recorded by others in the folk scene, notably the piece "Little Bird", which he wrote for Sharon Shannon. This was featured on her double platinum album "The Collection" in 2005, and also on Irish TV, when Tim was featured in the popular RTE ONE series "The reel deal". His tune Celtic Thunder is now a daily played session tune in Scotland amongst the younger feis scene, and was recorded by Capercaillie's Charlie McKerron and Session A9.

Tim's own solo albums (of which there are five) have been popular in Ireland and the UK as well as Europe. Touring in Austria to standing ovations with his Collective trio in 2011 was one career highlight, another was playing the legendary Celtic Colours festival in Canada in 2011 - where he also recorded a duo album with multi-award winning Canadian artist JP Cormier (due out late 2012).

Playing more than eight instruments to a virtuoso standard, Tim mainly uses the Melodeon and button accordeon and nylon strung guitar. He now also adds being a rather shy but fine voiced singer to the stage.

Tickets are £10 each and can be reserved in advance by e mailing or telephoning Simon (01767 310 424) or Andy (01767 316 124)

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Keywords: acoustic, Folk, session, traditional

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