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WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2024, at 7:30 pm

Steve Turner

Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

In the red-brick UM Church--door on First St.

Steve Turner

Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, and he stretches the boundaries of traditional forms. With one of the best voices on the folk scene, he accompanies himself not only on concertina , but also on the cittern, mandolin and tenor banjo.

Although in Nottingham, England, now, Steve began his career on the Manchester, UK folk scene at the end of the ‘60s, with the Geordie band “Canny Fettle”, touring with them for eight years and making two albums with them.

In 1979 he won the UK Melody Maker’s national “Stars of the 80s” competition, which persuaded him to turn professional, and for the next 12 years he toured solo, nationally and internationally, releasing four albums with Fellside Records during this period (Out Stack, Jigging One Now, Eclogue and Braiding).

After 13 years away from the folk scene he made a welcome return in 2004 performing in folk clubs and festivals, and in 2008 producing his 5th album, the highly acclaimed “Whirligig of Time” which featured UK luminaries Martin Carthy, Nancy Kerr and Miranda Sykes. Since then he has released further albums, “Rim of the Wheel” , “Spirit of the Game” and “Late Cut”, and his latest much anticipated 9th album “Curious Times” featuring Martin Carthy was released in 2023.

Steve shines as one of a handful of performers not merely continuing traditional music, but keeping it very much alive. His deep, thoughtful interpretations really take you into the ballad. ... There is little as gripping as a traditional ballad well delivered, and Steve delivers better than UPS. "—Rich Warren, WFMT Chicago

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