The Elevator blues charity single on BBC Scotland Traveling folk

BBC Scotland’s flagship programme for all things musical in the country played Tim’s charity single The Elevator blues on 24/7/16 (listen below)

Presenter Bruce MacGregor said some lovely things about it. Its still available until 1/9/16 from this site under;

Huge thank you to Bruce and the team and all whom have supported this special cause that is especially close to Tim’s heart.

Tim is a highlight of this years Beverley folk festival

Tim has been featured as the highlight of the 2016 Beverley folk festival one of the Uk’s most popular folk events, for his solo shows, which included playing on both mainstages and on the same bill as the great singer Kate Rusby.

See the feature here;



Tim is endorsed by the worlds oldest and best string manufacturer La Bella in NYC

La BellaWe are delighted to say that Tim is now endorsed by one of the greatest string makers and developers and actually the world’s oldest one at that.

Based in NYC La Bella is a musicians string used by many of the greatest guitarists in the globe, Tim is also working with the company to help demo a prototype nylon string especially for dropped d tuning.

Tim’s page is here on the company website and you can purchase the strings Tim uses via the website and from your local dealer of La Bella;

CHARITY SINGLE! The Elevator Blues

Tim is very proud to be releasing this original song as a charity single, in memory of his baby son Griogair whom Tim and his partner Isobel lost last year at 2 months old, the proceeds of this single will all go to helping the amazing Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton via our fundraising page on Just Giving here;
Where you can also donate somethings extra to this great cause, which has effected our lives so much and will help the unit and other parents in the heartbreaking situation we found ourselves in last year.


About the song written on tour this year from Tim;
This song is a humorous take on my own long time and pretty serious+at times career disabling fear of elevators&many other phobias, that started on a tour while aged 21 in Tulsa, USA.
I didn’t go in them for over a decade taking all manner of crazy avoidance steps while touring worldwide as a musician, I could write a book about these:) I finally got in one again with massive support from my amazing partner Isobel and a therapist in EFT&psychotherapy Philip Andrews whom got me over flying also previous to this
Hear it here;

I am indebted to my producer the amazing Robin Wynn Evans and the guests on this single.
Tim Edey-lead vocal, nylon guitar, bass
Gordy Duncan-drums, vocals
Liz Russo-vocals
Robin Wynn Evans-Producer

Tim performs solo in opening concert of Beverley folk festival&Daybreak album re-released

Tim has been a busy man this last few months and start of summer…

Recording multiple times in Toronto for superstar Canadian fiddlers Natalie MacMaster&Donnell Leahy, sold out solo shows in places as far flung as Oare village hall in Kent to Resole studio in stunning Ardnamurchan then headlining Arran folk festival, both on the west coast of Scotland and a few days ago 2 headline concerts at Beverley folk festival, including playing on the same bill before Kate Rusby in the main headliner and opening concert.

Some videos here of Tim’s music, he is now singing plenty too with a new song based album out fairly soon with Robin Wynn Evans at the production helm and guests like unique singer Lizabeth Russo, drummer/vocals Gordie Duncan jr and leading Scottish fiddlers Gordon Gunn (Session A9) and Charlie McKerron of Capercaillie.

Tim Edey Beverley Rumba Negra

Tim Edey Beverley guitar piece

Tim’s first album “Daybreak” entirely played,recorded&produced by Tim and self funded on his Gnatbite records label in 2001 which also featured Michael McGoldrick&Lucy Randall, went out of print a few years ago and for many younger musicians especially in Scotland the cd has been a large inspiration and regarded as a classic instrumental cd.

With a new cover we are delighted to offer it for sale again from the shop pages on this website in a limited edition run all signed by Tim.

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.


Stellar review from 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 and the link is below;

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.


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;


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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