Here at Liverpool Acoustic we like to spread the word about some of the lesser know events in Liverpool and the surrounding area.
One such hidden gem is Folk at the Prospect, which takes place from 8.30pm every Monday evening in The Prospect Inn in Weston Village, just outside Runcorn.
Most Monday nights are singers nights, but once a month they have a local, national or internationally renowned guest – and this month is no exception.
The guest on Monday 24th November is Steve Tilston.
Steve Tilston is one of this country’s greatest song-writers with many of his songs (“The Slip Jigs and Reels”, “The Naked Highwayman”, and “Here’s to Tom Paine”) considered modern folk-song classics and covered by the likes of Fairport Convention, Dolores Keane, John Wright and others. He’s also renowned for the way he takes a favourite traditional “old chestnut” and makes it his own.
“Steve Tilstoncan stand shoulder to shoulder with any singer/songwriter/guitarist in the world.” Dirty Linen magazine
“His music has a flow and poignancy which makes it stand out from the plethora of singer-songwriters on the scene” Guitar Magazine, USA
“Steve is of that rare breed of singer, songwriter and guitarist who actually excels in all departments” fRoots Magazine , UK
The evening is free, and there is a raffle on the night.
Steve Tilston has a new album out entitled Ziggurat. Hear Steve deftly weave his mastery on a dozen new insightful songs of love, loss, war and gold, plus the reworking of a couple of gems from the tradition; with special guest musicians Dave Bowie, Chris Parkinson, Richard Curran, Fin McArdle and Maggie Boyle.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.