Tim Edey + Maxi Rai

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Jelli Records and Trinity Community Arts Present Musician of the Year at BBC Folk Awards 2012

When 06/04/2014
from 19:30 to 23:00
Where Upstairs Hall

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, 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’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.

“Tim Edey is an incredibly gifted and talented musician… and the nicest guy in the world” Sharon Shannon

“if that’s not good stuff, I don’t know what is…” Mike Harding BBC, Radio Two

“There are no words in the English dictionary that can quite describe the reaction to Tim Edey’s music. Tim takes our breath away with his musicianship and joie-de-vivre!”. Peter Arnold – Jurassic folk, Devon

“A quite staggering display of virtuoso musicianship in the form of BBC2 Folk Awards 2012 double winner Tim Edey” Richie Evans, music promoter.

See Tim in action here: http://youtu.be/WcsyFOd0TEc

Support form Maxi Rai. Maxi Rai is more than just a fusion of folk, blues, jazz and soul. the energy and true passion in every note sang and played sang by this One Woman Show, can be felt from the front to the back of the room. Not to be missed. Find her on Facebook

Tickets £10 adv

Available Monday 10th February from: Bristol Ticket Shop / 0117 929 9008

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