Doncaster appearance for veteran folk music heroes Reg Meuross and Steve Tilston

Two finely talented songwriters share the stage for an evening of storytelling and song.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 10:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 10:42 am
Folk singer Steve Tilston, who appears with Reg Meuross at Cast in Doncaster
Folk singer Steve Tilston, who appears with Reg Meuross at Cast in Doncaster

Well-known folk musicians Reg Meuross and Steve Tilston share the stage for an evening of storytelling in song, bringing to life forgotten heroes, folk legends and autobiographical tales.

They perform in the Second Space at Cast in Doncaster on January 22.

Reg Meuross is a true troubadour. He has 14 solo albums to his name and the subjects of his songs range from heroic figures from the past to the climate emergency, tales from the kitchen sink and news from the world stage.

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Last year he collaborated with musicians musicians Mick McGarry and Sam Martyn on the 12 Silk Handkerchiefs project.

That told the story of a 1968 triple trawler disaster in Hull and the fight of indomitable trawlerman’s wife Lillian Billoca’s successful campaign for improved safety on the fishing vessels.

Reg’s new album RAW sees him return to solo performances, accompanying himself on his vintage Martin six-string guitar, tenor guitar, banjo, dulcimer, and harmonica.

Steve Tilston is another celebrated songsmith. His most recent release Distant Days is an acoustic retrospective of a career that has stretched over five decades.

His songs include classics The Slipjigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman and Here’s to Tom Paine, much covered by other famous folk names.

Steve is also renowned as the real recipient of a lost letter from John Lennon that inspired a film, Danny Collins, starring Al Pacino.

The Beatles legend wrote to fellow Liverpudlian Steve in 1971 to encourage him after he told an interviewer that he feared fame might affect his songwriting. He never actually received the letter and only learned of it years later.

As well as a successful solo career, Steve has toured with John Renbourn’s Ship of Fools, traditional singer and former wife Maggie Boyle, in WAZ! with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn, the Ballet Rambert, with daughter Martha and most recently as Tilston & Lowe with Jez Lowe.

To book tickets for the concert, visit the box office in Waterdale, go online at castindoncaster.com or call 01302 303959.