Friday 6th July 2018 / Doors 7:30pm
Festival Marquee, Creebridge House Hotel (Venue info)
Minnigaff DG8 6NP
Tickets: £15.00 (Full) / £12.50 (Concession)
Concessions available for under 25's and Over 65's.
Opening night concert of the 5th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival featuring multi-instrumentalist Tim Edey, Scottish 5-piece band LAS and BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the year, Scottish singer Hannah Rarity.
Tim Edey, a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee for Best Musician 2018, headlines the opening night concert of the 5th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival with support from the outstanding 5-piece group LAS, who combine lively music numbers with beautifully arranged Scottish Gàidhlig/Irish language songs and Scottish stepdance/sean-nós dance routines, and BBC Radio Scotland's Young Musician of the Year 2018, singer Hannah Rarity and her band.
“Tim Edey is brilliant - in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he’s a magician. As a character he’s off the scale - Colin Irwin, fRoots
“Utterly fantastic. Sheer, wonderful ebullient music” – Mike Harding
“Tim Edey plays a host of different instruments to a standard us mere mortals can only dream of. Listen and weep”- Jim Byrne, The Living Tradition
Tim Edey (BBC Radio Two's Musician of the Year 2012 (BBC Radio Two Folk Awards) multi-instrumentalist and singer, has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Natalie MacMaster, Altan, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, Dougie Maclean, 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.
"One of the world's greatest melodeon players" MIKE HARDING BBC RADIO
"Stunning” ALED JONES BBC RADIO TWO
"I would say Tim sit's comfortably between Steve Cooney and Donal Lunny, yes he's that good" PETE FYFE WWW.FOLKING.COM
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.
Creebridge House Hotel
Stunning venue adjacent to the hotel that hosts concerts and workshops throughout the weekend. There's also a secure play area for children.
The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.