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Brendan Power and Tim Edey
Voted Best Duo at The BBC Folk Awards
Back Together for one Special Concert
with support Luke Coughlan
Tickets £12/£10 concs
TIM EDEY is one of the finest and most thrilling multi-instrumental players of his generation to be found on the International stage today. Voted ‘BBC BEST MUSICIAN’ at The BBC Folk Awards 2012; Tim is a virtuoso on both acoustic guitar and button accordion, Tim’s incredible musical ear and full technical command allows him to play the most demanding instrumentals and improvise freely in any style you throw at him. His great gifts have led to him touring and recording with Christy Moore, The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, Altan, Lunasa, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, Mary Black and Capercaillie to name a few! Tim has released five solo albums and he has had his compositions recorded byinternationally respected artists throughout the globe.
BRENDAN POWER: The UK-based Kiwi harmonica player and composer is acknowledged by many as one of the most versatile and creative mouth harp players in the world today. He has recorded with the likes of Kate Bush, Sting, Van Morrison, Paul Young, James Galway, John Williams, Paul Brady, and Altan. A fluent improviser in jazz/blues/rock/pop styles, Brendan is also an expert player of Irish traditional music, winning All Ireland titles! He has recorded 20 solo CDs, in styles as varied as Chinese, Blues and Bulgarian. A prolific composer of songs and instrumentals, he has appeared as guest on the Jools Holland Show.
TIM AND BRENDAN : This duo’s powerful blend of passion and virtuosity is infectious. What sets them apart from most Folk/ Celtic acts is their free-wheeling approach to live performance: Tim and Brendan love to improvise, which means that every time they do a piece it sounds different & fresh. It’s that sheer, mad seat-of-your-pants spontaneity which unfailingly captures audiences everywhere!
What the Press say:
“A ferocious passion and a beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding and love perpetually shines out through the music of virtuoso musician Tim Edey.” SHARON SHANNON
“Tim Edey and Brendan Power were the buzz of our Cape Breton Celtic Colours Festival! Their sheer virtuosity and the genuine joy with which they deliver their music in resulted a zillion of standing ovations.” Joella Foulds, CELTIC COLOURS FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, CAPE BRETON
“Adventurous creative players are drawn to each other, and this duo brings together two of the most radical and admired musicians in the global folk scene.” FOLK ROOTS
“The duo’s powerful blend of passion and virtuosity is infectious. What sets them apart from most folk/Celtic acts is their free-wheeling approach to live performance: Tim and Brendan love to improvise, which means that every time they do a piece it sounds different & fresh. It’s that sheer, mad seat-of-your-pants spontaneity which unfailingly captures audiences everywhere…” TIME OUT
Support Luke Coughlan:
Luke Coughlan is an Irish Londoner who blends his background in Irish folk music with his love for rock, classical and other musical styles. His driven guitar playing and use of beatbox compliment his powerful range for an energised experience. He’s played alongside Irish music legends at The Royal Albert Hall and is writing an album this year. Along side his music, Luke is an actor – combining the two art forms with great flair. Follow him online for news on future projects!