“MY FAVORITE GUITARIST IN THE WHOLE WORLD” NATALIE MACMASTER
“A ferocious passion and a beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding & love perpetually shines out through the music of virtuoso musician Tim Edey.” SHARON SHANNON
Tim is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Natalie MacMaster, Altan, Stockton’s Wing, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, Dougie Maclean, The Barra MacNeills, JP Cormier, Shaun Davey, Session A9, Wolfstone, Lunasa, Vinnie Kilduff, Mary Black, Session A9, Julie Fowlis, Frankie Gavin to name but a few…
Tim Edey was voted BBC Radio Two’s Musician of the year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS) and “Best duo” with Brendan Power and in 2020, became Scotland’s Traditional Musician of the Year.
Originally from Broadstairs in Kent and of Irish descent, Tim honed his style learning from his father Richard a fine guitarist and listening to Ed Boyd, Steve Cooney and Django Reinhardt.
Tim’s live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme, to audience – chorus lines and above all a highly entertaining night of musical genius.
He has been an inspiration to many in this year of lockdowns and quarantines by broadcasting a live show throughout the pandemic. It will be a great treat to see him again, in person at the 2021 Broadstairs Folk Week, with some specially invited guests.
“One of the world’s greatest melodeon players” MIKE HARDING BBC RADIO
“Tim Edey is brilliant – in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he’s a magician. As a character he’s off the scale” – Colin Irwin, fRoots
Broadstairs Folk Week is extremely proud to have Tim as the Festival’s Patron