Tim Edey


"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

"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”- Jim Byrne, The Living Tradition

Tim Edey was voted BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS) and Best Duo with Brendan Power. 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…and many others. Tim, now a name on the world stage in his own right after seventeen years of hard work, is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever Melodoen and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today!

Originally from Broadstairs in Kent and of Irish descent, Tim honed his style through learning from his father Richard who is a fine guitarist as well as listening to Ed Boyd, Steve Cooney and Django Reinhardt. He has lived in Ireland and now resides in Perthshire, Scotland with his family and regularly tours the world from there.

Tim’s live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme ... above all a highly
entertaining display of musical genius. His most recent tours and gigs have taken him over the Atlantic to Canada & the U.S...and further to Australia and New Zealand! He has appeared at many major festivals, including Celtic Colours in Cape Breton and Woodford Festival in Australia, either solo or with Brendan Power or his own Tim Edey Collective.