Tim Bayley

[photo of Tim in costume]

Tim has been a member of The York Waits since the late nineteen-seventies, and plays shawm, curtal, flute, recorder, crumhorn, rackett, bagpipes, trumpet, hurdy-gurdy etc., as well as doing a lot of the group's arrangements. He regularly runs workshops for NEEMF and other early music organisations, and his skill in bringing together players of diverse instruments and ability levels is legendary. He is the leader of choice when massed waits gather for our "big blow" at our biennial international festivals. In the twenty-first century he is a private and peripatetic music teacher, with the clarinet as his principal instrument.