30. juni – 9. juli 2023

Will Pound & Tim Edey(UK)

Tirsdag 5. juli kl. 17:30

Tønderfestival Friendly Takeover

Første indtryk af Will Pound og Tim Edey giver et billede af to musikere der bærer en unik ekvilibrisme med sig. Men det er ikke mundharpe på speed… Det kan godt betale sig at dykke ned i deres groovy og virtuose instrumentale kompositioner. Musikken tager sit udgangspunkt i det keltiske folkemusiktradition og showcaser to fabelagtige musikere der virkelig er værd at lytte til. Prisvindende Will Pound er en af sin generations bedste og mest innovative mundharpe spillere. Tim Edey er en sand mester på harmonika og sammen leverer de et medrivende show i særklasse.

The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless.

Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015). Famous for his inventive arrangements and outstanding solos in duos Haddo, Walsh and Pound and four-piece The Will Pound Band, Will has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers.

Eddy Jay is a real master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips. A key player in the arrangement of the hit stage musical version of Noel Coward’s ‘Brief Encounter’ (Kneehigh theatre) which toured US theatres including Studio 56 on Broadway and former member of Newfolks with Oliver Wilson-Dickson, Mabon, he is eclectic in both his performance and arrangements. He has performed with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May, devised his own version of Prokofiev’s classic ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and Edith Piaf tribute show which have toured the UK and beyond. Together Will Pound and Eddy Jay create a sound and show like no other. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument