Folk singer Steve Turner to play in Seaton

18:30 30 January 2013

Steve Turner will be playing at the next session of Jurassic Folk, in Seaton, next month.

Steve Turner will be playing at the next session of Jurassic Folk, in Seaton, next month.

He lives in Nottingham and has folk music in his blood, coming from a family of singers and concertina players.

His grandfather was known to have sung and played the instrument way back in the 1890s.

Steve began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s, and joining the Geordie band "Canny Fettle" in 1970, he made two albums and toured in Britain and Europe with them for eight years.

Then, in 1979, he won the Melody Maker "Stars of the 80s" national competition, and he made four solo albums with Fellside Records and toured internationally until 1991.

Then followed a period of 13 years away from the folk scene as Steve built up a successful violin retailing business, but folk music was always there in the background, so 2004 saw Steve make a welcome return to the folk scene, and he released his first album for 22 years, The Whirligig of Time, was long listed for the BBC folk awards in 2008.

His latest album Rim of the Wheel was released in spring 2012 and, including such people as Martin Carthy in the backing band has, not surprisingly, received rave reviews - Daniel Kidman in N.E. Folk Roundabout called it "sheer genius, a sure contender for one of my folk albums of 2012".

Support on the night is provided by the very popular Axmouth boy band, Hunt, Gamble and Tresize, whose powerful a capella singing can, and usually does, raise the dead, and also the renowned, actor, magician and hurdy gurdy man, Tony Reader.

It all happens at Jurassic Folk at the Grove Nite Club, Seaton, on Wednesday, February 6, doors open 7.45pm.

Advance tickets are £6, (£8 on the door if any left), and are available from the website www.eastdevonfolk.org or by phoning 01297 20064.

0 comments

Other Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 18:30
Fashion show

Exmouth Players is hosting a fashion show in early June as a fundraiser to help refurbish the green room and kitchen at the Blackmore Theatre in Exmouth’s Bicton Street.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30
Four Girls Four Harps

Any harp lover will tell you that the only thing better than listening to one harp, is listening to more than one harp.

Read more
Tue, 18:30
Ann Widdecombe

With the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival due later this year (September 17-20), an event fundraiser has been confirmed.

Read more
Tue, 18:30

Seaton Music Society will be hosting the young and gifted pianist Stephen Beville.

Read more
Tue, 18:30

The sun shone briefly through the south windows on the face of the first violin.

Read more
Tue, 18:30

The Rainbow’s End Mind, Body and Spirit Show is coming to Lyme Regis at the end of May.

Read more
Tue, 09:39
'My Friend Patience

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin - award-winning folk acoustic duo - will be appearing at The Beehive, Honiton.

Read more
Tue, 09:38
Chamber Philharmonic Europe.

The final event in this year’s May Festival in Honiton features the

Read more
Mon, 18:30
Rehearsals for Exmouth Musical Theatre Company's production of The Witches of Eastwick

The Exmouth Musical Theatre Company is bringing together its talented company to bring you The Witches of Eastwick.

Read more
Sunday, May 24, 2015
SW Telecomms Band

The SW Comms Band is performing an exciting programme with guest soloists at 7.30pm on Thursday, June 25, at Exmouth Pavilion.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read Entertainment

Great British Life


Great British Life
Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition



Devon's trusted business finder