Presented by Folk in the Barn, in association with Gulbenkian

Originally from Broadstairs in Kent, Tim Edey - BBC R2 Folk Awards Musician Of The Year 2012 - multi-instrumentalist and singer is back in Kent for a gig at Gulbenkian.

Tim Edey – BBC R2 Folk Awards Musician Of The Year 2012 – multi-instrumentalist and singer, 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, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, Dougie Maclean, The Barra MacNeills, JP Cormier, Shaun Davey, Session A9, Lunasa, Vinnie Kilduff, Mary Black, Session A9, Julie Fowlis, Frankie Gavin to name but a few…

Tim is now a name on the world stage in his own right after 17 years of very hard work and consequently is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever melodeon and guitar players in folk and contemporary acoustic music today!

Originally from Broadstairs in Kent and of Irish descent, Tim honed his style of playing guitar by learning from his father Richard (a fine guitarist himself) and listening to the likes of Django Reinhardt, Ed Boyd and Steve Cooney. Tim’s live solo shows are a stunning mix ranging through world music-inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme, to audience-chorus lines. Above all Tim does not deliver a dry-as-dust demonstration of virtuosity. Far from it and much, much more than that. He entertains throughout chatting informally to the audience while blowing them away with his sheer musicality in a highly entertaining night of tuneful genius.

Tim will be supported by Rudy Warman
Rudy with his family trio have been described as the ‘Vintage Sound of Southern England’. Blessed with an extraordinary voice that can express great power and great sensitivity Rudy will be performing solo tonight playing original grassroots folk and blues.

This event is part of

Folk in the Barn Series

Sun 9 February - Sun 24 May 2020
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The Gulbenkian reviews

“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 ”

Colin Irwin, fRoots

“Utterly fantastic. Sheer, wonderful ebullient music.”

Mike Harding

“Tim Edey plays a host of different instruments to a standard us mere mortals can only dream of. Listen and weep.”

Living Tradition
Tim Edey (support Rudy Warman)

Sun 9 February 2020

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