Stephen Tyler

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Steve Tyler is a hurdy gurdy player equally at home with medieval or traditional music or modern compositions. Also medieval costumed work.
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Newton Abbot
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Steve co-founded medieval music band Misericordia with Anne Marie Summers in 1994, together winning the duet competition at St. Chartier festival 1999 in France, and joined Katy Marchant in Daughters of Elvin in 2001. He is well known for his inventive and rhythmic playing of the hurdy gurdy and has performed with such diverse artistes as English folk singer Jackie Oates, German industrial/electronic musician F.M.Einheit and South African puppeteer John Roberts; also performed or recorded with singer/harpist Hattie Webb, folk singer Jim Causley, Jon Swayne and Becky Price, The Wendigo, Angles and folk singer/guitarist Andy Clarke. He has played for theatrical productions at Shakespeare’s Globe, most recently for John Milton’s Comus in 2016 and The Secret Theatre in 2017, both in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. He is currently working on dark multitrack music mixing hurdy gurdies with dulcimer, reed organ and diverse instruments, inspired by patterns in nature, mathematics and the imagination.

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Stephen's Reviews

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Nube V
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

They were great, everyone enjoyed their music and had good words about them (Stephen was accompanied by a bagpipe)! I hope they had as much fun as we all did.

Teri S
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Steve was absolutely fantastic for our event, he intuitvely knew when and what to play. Our client was very very happy. We highly recommend him and look forward to perhaps working with him again.

Noelia G
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

We cant thank Stephen and Katy enough for the spotless performance during the meal at our viking wedding!! Everyone was amazed, happy and curious about the instruments and the music played! The professionalism was beyond words, the music that they offered was just perfectly chosen and we can certainly say that they made that meal to be the best one of our lifes! Thank you!!! Adam & Noe

From other customers:

Paul J
12 years ago

Steve Tyler is blessed with virtuosic technique and imagination. He is amongst the best hurdy gurdy players on the European scene.

D'Accord!, E
5 years ago

Many thanks to you for a fabulous set of tunes for dancing on Saturday sounded great

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