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Tim Edey & Friends

Tim will be entertaining us in two slots on Friday 4th August, one of which will be with Meabh Begley at 15.45 – 16.45 of the renowned musical Begley family.   The other slot is with Ross Ainslie at 13.15 – 14.15.

Tim Edey (BBC Radio Two’s Musician of the year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS) multi-instrumentalist and singer, has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music.  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!

Tim’s most recent tours and gigs have taken him over the Atlantic from Scotland to Canada & the U.S! Appearing Solo at Celtic Colours festival in Cape Breton, previously with Brendan Power and his own Tim Edey Collective. He has freshly stepped off the tour bus from Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy’s show “Masters of the Fiddle!”.

Meabh Begley

Meabh Begley is a native Irish speaker. Her family has influenced and helped in shaping her energetic instrumental playing, emotive and sensitive singing style as well as inspired her development of, and transition into her passion for composing and songwriting.

Meabh Begley is a singer, songwriter and musician whose musical expression and stylings are deeply rooted within Irish music.

Méabh has enjoyed a full time career in traditional Irish music thus far and has performed both nationally and internationally in countries such as Japan, Taiwan, America, Canada, Russia and across Europe with groups such as acclaimed Irish band Téada, The Pure Irish Drops (The Women of Ireland- The Next Generation), Cuas, Catherine Young Dance, Irish Christmas in America and “Aisling? – An Ród Romhainn” directed by Darach Mac an Iomaire.

She has also performed and given workshops in accordion and song at various international festivals including the Brittany Winter School in France, the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, the Timmy McCarthy set dancing festival in Tonder, Denmark, as well as at Féile Séamus Creagh in Newfoundland, to name but a few.

She is a member of the 9 piece group, The Síbín Orchestra and often performed alongside her father Séamus Begley. They were invited to perform in Áras an Uachtaráin for the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins as part of a special welcoming reception for the King and Queen of Holland in June 2019.

She has made many radio and television appearances including on RTÉ’s “ The Late Late Show”, BBC Alba’s “Port”, “Sruth na Maoile celebrating 25 years” and more recently on TG4’s “Fleadh 2020″ and “Slán le 2020” on New Year’s Eve.

Ross Ainslie

Ross Ainslie is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, playing pipes, whistles and cittern. He is renowned for his highly acclaimed solo material, and as a skilled performer and prolific collaborator who performs regularly with bands Treacherous Orchestra, Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Ali Hutton, Jarlath Henderson, Charlie Mckerron, Tim Edey, Hamish Napier, Brighde Chaimbeul, Duncan Chisholm, India Alba and has performed with Kate Rusby, Blue Rose Code, Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu, Capercaillie, Shooglenifty, Carl Barat, Papon, Karsh Kale, Flook, Breabach, Soumik Datta and Patsy Reid.

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