18th December – Tim Edey

Irvine Folk Club could be said to be saving the best till last as Tim Edey is the special guest on Wednesday 18th December – the final night of the Club’s year. He is described as a highly entertaining musical genius and this will be Tim Edey’s first visit to Irvine.

Multi-instrumentalist with a superb singing voice, Tim Edey is a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year and is one of the world’s finest guitarists and melodeon players. He is also no slouch on a variety of other instruments including piano, banjo and whistles.

Brought up in Kent and now living in Perthshire, Tim honed his guitar style from his Dad Richard and listening to the likes of Steve Cooney and Django Reinhardt. Tim has several albums to his name including recordings with Brendan Power and J.P. Cormier. He tours world-wide and has worked with The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Ry Cooder, Paul Brady, Sharon Shannon, Natalie McMaster plus many, many more. Tim has also appeared on Jools Holland on many occasions.

The Irvine Club audience can expect beautiful chorus songs plus a range of contrasting types of music including folk, jazz, blues and celtic. And, for those who want to improve on their guitar or melodeon skills, Tim does lessons via Skype and FaceTime – maybe make an ideal present!

To hear the immensely talented Tim Edey, be at Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road on Wednesday 18th December for 8pm. It’s BYOB and there’s a café. Irvine Folk Club starts back in the new year on Wednesday 15th January when the guests will be Canadian duo Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald.