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.

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