Steve Tilston is coming to Milngavie Folk Club

Steve Tilston
Steve Tilston

Singer/songwriter and master guitarist Steve Tilston is going to perform at Milngavie Folk Club in Milngavie on Saturday, December 14.

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song-smiths - widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music - the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.

The writer of the classic songs The Slipjigs and Reels, Here’s to Tom Paine and The Naked Highwayman, has turned author. Steve has recently published his first novel – full of colourful characters All for Poor Jack is an historical tale set in Bristol and the New World and it’s a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by the likes of Bob Dylan no less!

Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 with the classic An Acoustic Confusion and has been turning out quality albums ever since.

Life by Misadventure, And So It Goes, Solo Rubato and Such and Such all featuring first-class song-writing, quintessentially English in style and typically Tilston, marking him out as one of this country’s finest writers. Whilst the instrumental Swans at Coole is testament to his guitar virtuosity. Though known as a songwriter, Steve has always had an ear for the tradition and included new interpretations of old favourites on his original recordings. Of Many Hands is his first “all-traditional” album paying homage to his roots, with unique arrangements of timeless classics. He’s also released a “best of” anthology, The Greening Wind and a live album Live Hemistry recorded on tour with Fairport Convention. Back on song-writing form, he released Ziggurat in 2008 from which A Pretty Penny made it into Acoustic Magazine’s top 50 songs.

A celebrated artist in Britain and abroad, winning accolades in Europe, Australia and the USA, his songs have been recorded by Fairport Convention, Dolores Keane, The House Band, Peter Bellamy, North Cregg, Bob Fox and John Wright. Here’s to Tom Paine is the adopted theme song for the Tom Paine Society of America and it’s been rumoured, has featured in Bruce Springsteen’s live set. His music has also featured regularly on radio and TV.

Milngavie Folk Club is in The Fraser Centre, Douglas Street.

Doors open 7.30pm, tickets cost £10 and are available in Milngavie Bookshop, Douglas Street, Art Forum, Station Road or on website or by phoning 07743885991