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" 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 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