Our festival starts from 6pm on Friday 23rd June! We will open the bar for the first taste of the weekend’s ciders and real ales, with food available too.
There will be live music from Steve Turner, followed by an Open Mic Session. Come along and bring an instrument if you would like to take to the stage!
Entry is included in the Full Weekend Ticket or £5.00 on the gate.
Steve 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.
After 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 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.”