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Steve Sings in the Kitchen

Last week Maggie Boyle visited Steve Tilston as part of her Kitchen Songs project, where she’s joining various songwriters in their own kitchens (sometimes in hers) and over tea and cake reminisces about the old days, a musical career, songwriting, and all sorts of other things. You can see and hear the results here including Steve’s kitchen renditions of Normandy Day, The Road When I Was Young, and The Night Owl where Maggie takes the vocals.

It’s an interesting concept, other songwriters already interviewed include Mike Silver and Pete Morton and there are more still to come with some interesting and surprising stories to tell.

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Steve Tilston & The Durbervilles EP released today!

The 5-track recording Steve made with The Durbervilles – The Oxenhope EP (on Splid Records) – is officially released today. It’s already caught the ear of Mike Harding “…is in my humble opinion a cracking CD…” and the folk media “…a shot of northern entanglement that can’t help but raise a smile.” fROOTS.

Purchase your copy here

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Songwriters’ Circle

Exciting news, we have a broadcast date for the Songwriters’ Circle show featuring

Steve Tilston with Martin Simpson & Michael Chapman:

Sunday 18 March on BBC Four at 19:00.

It was recorded at the Bush Hall in London late last year.

Find out more here

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Folk Awards Success!

We’re delighted to announce that Steve was awarded the gong for “Best Original Song” for The Reckoning in last night’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards  – he was joint winner (with Bella Hardy).  Folk Awards history was also made as this is the first time that two nominees received the same number of votes and two awards were presented in one category.

It was also the first time that the event was held outside of London – at the Lowry in Salford Quays, a stones throw from MediaCity UK, the BBC’s new home in the North and open to the public. A good time was had by all! The full ceremony is now on the BBC iPlayer and goes on the Red Button on Digital TVs (for a full week) from 21:00 tonight.

And read Robin Denselow’s piece on the event in the Guardian here

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