Sunday, 31 July 2016

Guest Night Monday 1st August: Steve Turner!

Monday 4th July we welcomed Geoff Higginbottom back to the club.  It proved to be a wonderful evening from Geoff (as always!) who entertained the  well attended gathering with his wealth of traditional songs and music presented in his own inimitable style. The audience responded by joining in the great choruses and jovial banter!  Thank you Geoff.

Our guest for 1st August, Steve Turner, is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song
accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one
of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo.
After a thirteen year break, building up an internationally known stringed instrument business, he made a welcome return to performing in folk clubs and festivals in 2005.
Steve’s 5th album, his first for 22 years "The Whirligig of Time" was long listed for the BBC folk awards in 2008. His 6th album "Rim of the Wheel" was released in spring 2012 and received rave reviews – David Kidman in N.E. Folk Roundabout called it “sheer genius a sure contender for one of my folk albums of 2012” This was backed up by many festival bookings and re-plays on the radio on the Mike Harding Show Radio 2 and Late Junction Radio 3 and a full page article in F/Roots in July 2012.
Steve’s new 7th album “Spirit of the Game” was released in January 2016.

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