About Steve Turner
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.
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" waslong 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.
In the F/Roots August/September 2014 edition Nancy Kerr
in her "Rocket Launcher" interview when asked "what was the best gig
you ever saw?" answered "the best spot I've seen recently was Steve Turner - total intensive musical focus and a vast serious repertoire"
Check out Steve's CONCERTINA
PAGE as he has some really nice instruments