Folk in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire is very excited to present a Christmas Celtic concert from Tim Edey on Saturday 15th December 2012.
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.
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
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!
is guitarist for the Chieftains European concerts this year, starting in June
in the UK.
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.
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
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.
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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