The Chieftains+Michael Spriggs US 2016

Well we are into the last stretch of The Chieftains US shows here tonight in New Brunswick NJ, we have covered some ground on this trip from Arizona to California redwood territory then to Illinois and the historic Lincoln county and NYC saturday, this is the 53rd year of Paddy Moloney’s legendary Irish band on the road and one could say that The Chieftains helped invent world music with albums like 1983’s Chieftains in China, San Patricio with Ry Cooder and many more, and have opened so many doors for celtic music globally.

Tim has been honored to be a guest in the stellar lineup for the 3rd US tour now and as always some amazing guests often pop in along the road to say hello and play a tune, Hebridean singer with the Chieftains Alyth McCormack has been working with a top Nashville guitarist/writer+producer originally from the Isle of Man Michael Spriggs whom has written for people like Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers and regularly works with producers like rock pioneer Bob Ezrin (whom Tim worked with on the latest Natalie MacMaster+Donnell Leahy record “One”).

Michael played some bouzouki on the show and Tim was delighted to get to play a tune and have a chat with him, I think Michael+Tim may be meeting again and making some music hopefully.
http://www.michaelspriggs.com

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Stellar review from www.folkradio.co.uk of Tim’s Celtic Connections show

Tim played Celtic Connections appearing solo at the Glasgow Art club on the 27th January and attracted lots of fans, some coming like one lady from Lancashire especially to Glasgow just to see Tim play after seeing him in Portugal last year, the concert was reviewed by Neil McFayden for www.folkradio.co.uk and the link is below;

http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2016/02/tim-edey-the-glasgow-art-club-celtic-connections-review/

Tim Edey returns by popular demand to the amazing Costa del folk 2016!

Tim was a real hit at the 2015 Costa del folk last October stunning the crowds with his solo 1 man show of music, song+his own brand of humour just being himself, and by popular demand is delighted to be invited back for this years festival appearing on October 2-5th.

It is a music lovers paradise where you can relax and unwind, swim and sunbathe and at the same time listen to some wonderful music from some of folk and roots finest and hang out at the bar with people like the legendary Mike Harding.

And before this event Tim is doing headline concert appearances at many other festivals over the year including; Big whistle@The Met, Dunblane fling, Arran folk festival, Beverley folk festival, Dublin Irish festival USA and Broadstairs folk week. See all other dates on the Tour pages.

http://www.costadelfolk.co.uk/tim-edey/

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Tim joins Hothouse Flower Liam Ó Maonlaí and fiddle legend Kevin Burke on Irish tour

A new trio curated by Music Network on a twelve-date national tour: Hothouse Flower Liam Ó Maonlaí, irrepressible virtuoso Tim Edey and the legendary Kevin Burke.MUSIC NETWORK TOURJanuary_tour_for_MusicNetwork.ie2_620_430_s_c1_t_l_smart_scale

Tim launches new “Broadstairs folk week 50 years ale” with Shepherd Neame

Tim was delighted to be involved in the creation of a brand new ale from famous renowned Faversham Brewery Shepherd Neame, to celebrate Broadstairs folk week’s 50 year anniversary of which Tim is the patron of.

Have a look at the official press release and photos here;

RAISE A GLASS TO 50 YEARS OF BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Broadstairs Folk Week, and lead sponsor Shepherd Neame is celebrating the occasion with a special limited edition beer.

The Broadstairs 50th Folk Ale (3.9% abv) is a golden ale, boasting a sweet malt flavour from crystal and pale ale malts combined with citrus and pine notes provided by Tettnang, Mittlefruh, and Boadicea hops.

It was created at the Faversham brewery with help from award-winning Broadstairs musician Tim Edey, named BBC Radio 2’s Folk Musician of the year in 2012, who is performing at this year’s festival.

Tim said: “It was my first time visiting Shepherd Neame and I really enjoyed my morning with the team of brewers. I am really pleased with the beer we have created, and am looking forward to having a pint or two during the festival!”

This year’s landmark Folk Week is taking place from August 7 to 14, with more than 500 events, including concerts, workshops, dances, parades, a craft fair and children’s festival, taking place in venues throughout Broadstairs.

The limited edition beer is available now in Shepherd Neame’s own Royal Albion Hotel, Wrotham Arms and Neptunes Hall in the town, which will be among those hosting music performances during the festival. It is also available at selected Shepherd Neame pubs throughout the rest of Kent and the South East, and can be enjoyed during Folk Week at the Shepherd Neame Beer Tent which will be located in Pierremont Park.

Festival Director Jo Tuffs said: “Broadstairs Folk Week wouldn’t have reached its 50th year without Shepherd Neame, which has provided invaluable support for the festival over many years. There is definitely a natural partnership between great real ale and folk music, so we are thrilled that Britain’s oldest brewer has created a special beer to mark our 50th anniversary, and that Tim was able to get involved. It is a fantastic tribute to a very special achievement.”

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Stellar review of Tim’s totally solo appearance at Orkney folk festival

http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2015/06/orkney-folk-festival-live-review-pt-2/

Tim has just finished a major month long east-west coast US tour with the original and most famous Irish/Celtic band on earth The Chieftains.

It is always a favourite of Tim’s, now in his 4th year of guesting with the 6 time grammy winning group in the touring lineup, having played on the recent “Voice of ages” album which featured all the old Chieftains and guests like Paolo Nutini, The civil wars, secret sisters and more.

Featuring founder Paddy Moloney and long time members Kevin Conneff&Matt Molloy with longtime young chiefs; Canadian’s Jon&Nathan Pilatzke, New Yorker Cara Butler, harpist Triona Marshall, Hebridean singer Alyth McCormack, and newer baby chiefs; Tim, co Clare’s superb fiddle/multi-instrumentalistTara Breen, Waterford’s Martin Murray and a stellar sound team; ace Canadian soundman Mike Sponarski (Norah Jones, Emmylou, Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill) and Nova Scotian monitor engineer Larry Walker (Barra McNeills, CBC).

This time the no 1 Irish/Folk night out in the US took in the east coast including Delaware, Kansas, New Jersey where NASA astronaut Cady Coleman joined for some shows here and in Boston area, Iowa, Scottsdale, Arizona for Saint Patrick’s day, Georgia with Atlanta symphony for 2 sell out nights, and finishing in wonderful warm Costa Mesa CA with renowned conductor Richard Kauffman and The Pacific symphony with some very special guests on the final night saturday 22nd March the legendary Ry Cooder and renowned bassist Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Rait).

Ry sang the song ‘sands of Mexico” which he wrote for the San Patricio album produced by Paddy Moloney, and it was a musical heaven for Tim whom a fan of The Chiefs and Ry since 12 years old was sat next to Hutch and near Paddy, Kevin and Ry and the other members of the band.
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Exciting festival appearances for Tim in 2015

Some exciting new festival appearances for Tim this new year of 2015 include;
Orkney folk festival
Tim will play solo here,yes all on his own presenting a new show feat his trademark guitar+box playing along with new songs and special surprise musical tricks.
http://www.orkneyfolkfestival.com/line-up/tim-edey/

New forest folk festival
Also solo!
www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk

Broadstairs folk festival
Tim’s hometown festival and where Tim was made patron of the festival last year!
www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk

After a wee break of over a year or so Tim’s great friend and long time musical partner Brendan Power the king of harmonica will perform not only at Broadstairs folk week but also in the USA at the legendary Milwaukee Irish festival as headliners along with We banjo 3 and many others.
http://irishfest.com/Irishfest.htm

Costa del folk in Portugal
Tim will again perform solo here in the sun!
http://www.costadelfolk.co.uk

OZ “Live in Scotland” tour comes to an end in Melbourne

Well The Tim Edey Trio have had an amazing tour of Australia since playing as a main act at the amazing Woodford festival in QLD, headlining a series of other top OZ festivals; Cygnet, Illawarra and Newstead and playing many sold out clubs and venues along the way the last being a shared bill with Melbourne’s favourite Irish band Saoirse at the Flying saucer club in Caulfield and also sharing the bill for some concerts in Byron Bay and Brisbane with new top Canadian act The East pointers.

We all hope to tour here again very soon! Huge thanks to our agent John McAuslan for organising everything so smoothly.

Tim was a special guest on the flagship ABC morning show The conversation hour with Jon Faine with celebrity Aussie guests actress Rebecca Gibney and Jane Clifton on the 29th January and you can listen here to the show which included Tim playing live to the studio guests whom were delighted and even Jon Faine danced!:)
http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2015/01/29/4170300.htm?site=melbourneTim ABCTim ABC Jon

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