Concertina ace to wow folk club

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CONCERTINA ace Steve Turner is back in action at Boston Folk Club on Monday.

He comes from a family of singers and concertina players – his grandfather was known to have sung and played the instrument back in the 1890s.

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

In 1979, he won the Melody Maker Stars of the 80s national competition, which persuaded him to turn professional for 12 years until 1991, making four solo albums with Fellside Records and touring internationally.

More than a decade away from the folk scene followed with Steve building a violin retailing business and diversifying musically into a more classical mode.

But his enthusiasm for folk music was rekindled in 2004 when he made a welcome return to live performances on the club and festival circuit.

And in 2008 Steve's first album for 22 years, The Whirligig of Time, featuring guests Martin Carthy, Nancy Kerr, James Fagan and Miranda Sykes was released to glowing reviews. 

The show at Boston Folk Club is on Monday, upstairs at the Eagle in West Street.

The music starts at 8.15pm - call 01205 358783 for further details.