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Tim Edey To Release Stunning New Christmas Album Featuring The Cream Of The Celtic World Music Scene

By Stevie Connor.

Award winning Multi-instrumentalist, composer & singer, Tim Edey, presents his stunning new Christmas album, featuring, the cream of the Celtic world music scene.

The album, Tim Edey's Celtic Christmas Volume 1, features Tim Edey and his many musical friends, - with beautiful string arrangements from Canadian Superstars' Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy's daughter - Mary-Francis Leahy. (A 17 year old musical prodigy!) Drums and percussion from Mark Kelso (Irish born Toronto based drummer known for his work with Michael Buble, Bonnie Rait & Natalie MacMaster.) Ross Ainslie, Whistles & Pipes (Award winning artist & composer) playing with the likes of the Treacherous Orchestra & Salsa Celtica. Donald Shaw – Capercaillie founder, and one of Scotland's most prolific composer and producers. Legendary Instrumentalist, producer and composer, Australian / Irish - Steve Cooney – providing memorizing Fretless Bass. New Zealand's harmonica maestro and world renowned harmonica innovator Brendan Power (Riverdance, Sting, Shirley Bassey).

The album was beautifully produced by Robin Wynn Evans (Sam Brown, Dodgy, The View, Manic street preachers) at the idyllic Tpot studios in the Perthshire hills, and mastered by Tim's old friend through The Chieftains - Irish mixing and audio genius, Brian Masterson in Dublin at his Soundscape studios. Brian's credits are too many to list!.

Be ready to curl up by the fireside for classics such as, Howard Blake's global hit, The Snowman; thee beautiful Wexford Carol – learned from Tim's decade playing globally with The Chieftains, and a stunning Galician carol, learned from his time most recently spent - playing with Spanish superstar Carlos Nunez, – recording in Vigo at Mike Oldfield's old studios.

The new album (Tim Edey's Celtic Christmas -Volume 1), is available to pre-order via Tim's website –

Due for release on the 1st December 2023. Tim is to be performing a nationwide tour to coincide with the album's release, and will be appearing at the following venues.


November 24th – The Lab – Northhampton

November 25th – The Chapel Sessions, Southhampton November 26th – Folky Owls, Durweston

November 30th – Strathearn Arts, Crieff

December 1st – Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne December 4th – Cubley Hall, Penistone

December 5th – St Neots Folk Club, St Neots

December 7th – The Hotbox, Chelmsford with Clive Caroll. December 9th – Faversham Assembly Rooms

December 10th – TBA Broadstairs

December 11th – The Temperance, Leamington Spa December 13th – Bromborough Folk Club

December 15th – Glenfarg Folk Club

December 16th – Fortrose

December 20th – Kings Place, London

Tim Edey 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)

Tim 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 now a name on the world stage in his own right after seventeen years of hard work, is rated by many to be one of the world's finest ever Melodoen and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today!

Originally from Broadstairs in Kent and of Irish descent. Tim honed his style 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 regularly from.

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 With JP Cormier @ Celtic Colours, Cape Breton, Canada

Tim Edey With Ross Ainslie @ Braemar, Scotland


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