A rip-roaring national tour featuring renowned West Kerry singer and musician Seamus Begley and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year 2012, Tim Edey will perform in Burncourt Community Hall on Wednesday April 18. The tour which is targeting local communities in six counties is funded by the Arts Council and organised by Artlands.
The concert will be hosted by South Tipperary Rural Arts Group who is planning a warm welcome for the visitors who will also stay in the area. Tickets are €10 and will be on sale at Maureen Creed’s Shop, Burncourt and from Breeda 087/6967661, Margaret 087/2887615, and Lynn 086/6086638. A night of music to raise the spirits and soothe the soul is guaranteed.
Accordion player and singer, Seamus Begley hails from Baile na bPoc in the west Kerry Gaeltacht. A farmer, Seamus is a large imposing man with a puckish sense of humour and an indefatigable love of music and song. From his legendary partnership with guitarist Steve Cooney, to the association with Jim Murray which produced the trad album of the year ‘Ragairne’, Seamus Begley is one of the giants of Irish music.
‘Disgrace Notes’ is the apt title of his latest album which resulted from his most recent partnership with guitarist Tim Edey and has received rave reviews. Edey hails from Kent in the UK but has Irish roots and has been immersed in folk and trad music from an early age. Considered one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in Celtic music worldwide (he currently has mastered ten instruments!), he performs solo and with his own collective and is in great demand both in studio and on stage.