Tim Edey & Brendan Power (POSTPONED – Spring 2013)
Tuesday 18th September 2012 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £10
Winner of Best Duo & Musician of the Year (Tim Edey), BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012
‘It’s folk Jim, but not as we know it!’ ~ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
Adventurous and creative players are drawn to each other, and the first time Tim and Brendan met the musical sparks flew! The magic erupted whenever they played, so they finally decided to resist the urge no longer and get serious as a performance duo.
Tim Edey is one of the finest multi-instrumental players of his generation in the worldwide Celtic music scene. A virtuoso on both acoustic guitar and button accordion, his great gifts have led to touring/recording with Sharon Shannon, Lunasa, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, Mary Black, Altan and Capercaillie – to name but a few.
UK based Kiwi harmonica player and composer Brendan Power is acknowledged by many as one of the most versatile and creative harp players around today. He has recorded with the likes of Kate Bush, Sting, Van Morrison, Paul Young, James Galway, John Williams, Paul Brady, Altan, and Artie McGlynn. A fluent improviser in jazz/blues/pop styles, Brendan is also an expert player of Irish traditional music, winning the All Ireland title in 1994.
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 spontaneity which unfailingly captures audiences everywhere!
This event has been postponed until the Spring.