A man playing a guitar.

Tim Edey

Tim’s live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music-inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme, to audience–chorus lines and above all a highly entertaining night of musical genius.

Tim Edey is a double BBC Musician of the Year BBC ALBA/Scotland Best Traditional Musician 2020, BBC Radio Two Musician of the Year 2012 (BBC R2 Folk Awards). He has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Ross Ainslie, Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Altan, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, Dougie Maclean, Kevin Burke, Liam O’Maonlai, 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 seventeen years of hard work, and is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever melodeon and guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today!

Originally from Broadstairs in Kent and of Irish descent. Tim honed his style by learning from his father Richard a fine guitarist and listening to Ed Boyd, Steve Cooney and Django Reinhardt. He has lived in Ireland and now resides in Perthshire, Scotland where he is based with his family and tours all over the world.

“My favourite guitarist in the whole world.” – Natalie Macmaster
“A ferocious passion and a beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding & love perpetually shines out through the music of virtuoso musician Tim Edey.” – Sharon Shannon
“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