ROCKLAND — English folksinger (and guitar, cittern and concertina whiz) Steve Turner will make his Rockland debut in a Rockland Folk Arts concert, Friday, September 27, at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum.
In Maine for one concert prior to his appearance at the final Portsmouth maritime festival, Turner is a riveting performer of a wide variety of songs from both sides of “the Pond,” according to the Museum, in a news release.
Whether belting out a traditional sea chantey, singing an ancient English ballad, or singing one of his favorite songs by nineteenth-century American songster Stephen Foster, Turner’s strong voice, polished instrumental accompaniments, and deep knowledge of his material make every concert memorable, the Museum said.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door (cash or checks only).
Plenty of free parking is available at the museum, which is located at 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. For more information, call 593-8068 or visit www.facebook.com/RocklandFolkArts.
Turner began his folk-singing career in Manchester, UK, has recorded eight solo albums supported by a Who’s Who of British folk, including Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Oliver Knight, to name a few.
Steve began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s, touring for eight years and making two albums with the band “Canny Fettle.” After winning Melody Maker’s “Stars of the 80s” competition in 1979, he began a solo career, touring nationally and internationally and releasing four albums with Fellside Records. After 13 years away from the folk scene (making violins), he reignited his singing career in 2004, performing in folk clubs and festivals, and producing four more recordings. His most recent CD, Late Cut, was released in January 2019.
Rockland Folk Arts is an all-volunteer collaborative dedicated to presenting live folk music in Midcoast Maine.
The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum is a tax-exempt, 501 (c)(3) educational organization founded and maintained by Capt. Jim Sharp and his wife, Meg. This concert is part of a series being sponsored at the museum by the two organizations.