The Castle & Falcon, 402 Moseley Rd, Birmingham, B12 9AT
Brand New Trad Super Group Featuring Gerry O’Connor from ‘The Dublin Legends’, Tim Edey from ‘The Chieftains’ and Gino Lupari from ‘Four Men and a Dog’
This exhilarating and dazzling, magical Irish music trio brings together the virtuosity of one of the worlds’ greatest bodhran players, ‘Gino Lupari’, playing with the awesome, award-winning banjo player Gerry O’Connor and as if that’s not enough,… they are joined by one of the world’s finest melodeon and guitar players in the folk, trad & contemporary scene today, – the incomparable Tim Eady! This concert will bring you wild and wonderful and the most ferociously beautiful music, which will stir the very depths of your souls!! Simply do not miss – This promises to be unforgettable!!
About the Artists
Gino Lupari is one of the most exciting and captivating Bodhran players to be found.
He has travelled the globe, playing in all the major International folk festivals,
including The Cambridge Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival, (Canada) and The Woodford Fest, (Australia.) He is a founding member of Ireland’s world acclaimed Super-Group, ‘4 Men and a Dog’. He is always in demand as a session and recording player and he has performed with top artists including Sinead O Connor, Shane McGowan and Lunasa. Recently he stepped in the world of TV, co-presenting the groundbreaking show on TG4, ‘Fleadh Live’ (from Derry.) He also has his own Radio show on BBC local radio.
GERRY O CONNOR
Gerry O Connor is one of the most respected and acclaimed banjo players to be found in the Irish music scene today. Having grown up (in Tipperary,) he learned to play the banjo and fiddle from his grandparents. During the 1970’s and 80’s he went on to play in some of Ireland’s most applauded folk bands, including ‘Tipsy Sailor’ and the ballad band ‘Moonshine.’ In 1990 he released his first solo album “Time To Time” which received rave reviews and is considered a classic benchmark for banjo playing in Irish music. Gerry is the regarded as ‘to go for’ banjo player’ for a huge number of top artists. He has played and recorded with Christy Moore, Bonnie Tyler, Sharon Shannon and The Corrs. He also played on Michael Flatley’s soundtrack “Lord of the Dance. In 2011 he joined rock guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa’s Acoustic Band and recorded 2 U.S. Billboard No1 albums. Following the death of his friend and banjo legend Barney McKenna, Gerry guested with The Dubliners on their 50 years anniversary tour. He is also a member of the internationally acclaimed Irish Supergroup ‘4 Men and a Dog’.
Tim Edey is considered one of the most thrilling and exciting musicians to be found on the world stage today. He was the winner of BBC Musician Of The Year, (Radio 2 Folk Awards 2102.) As a multi-instrumentalist, he has toured the world and recorded with major names in Irish, Folk, Celtic, Contemporary, Rock, World and Roots music, including; The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Altan, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Michael McGoldrick, Dougie Maclean,The Barra MacNeills, Lunasa and Mary Black, to name but a few….!! After 17 years of hard work, Tim is now rated to be one of the world’s finest ever melodeon and guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today! Originally from Broadstairs in Kent, and of Irish heritage, Tim honed his style learning from his guitarist father Richard and listening to Ed Boyd, Steve Cooney and Django Reinhardt. When he is not travelling the World, Tim now resides in Ardara County Donegal, with his family.
What People say about Tim Edey…
“A ferocious passion and a beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding and love perpetually shines out through the music of virtuoso musician Tim Edey.” SHARON SHANNON
“If I were a musician I’d certainly consider giving up after listening to Tim Edey at the Costa del Folk in Portugal. His virtuoso performances on both guitar and melodeon were as good as it gets! He is one of the best LIVe performers I have ever seen. Undoubtedly one of the hits of the festival.” Costa Del Folk Fest PRESS.
“It was fantastic to have Tim Edey join us at Beverley Folk Festival. A multi-talented musician, the audience loved his performance and his warm personality shone through. Tim’s music is full of heart and soul, and it is clear that he enjoys every moment on stage – something that is wonderfully infectious that kept the audience enthralled.” – Director – Beverley Folk Festival