This Steve Robinson lived with his wife Maggie at Denby Dale in West Yorkshire. He and Maggie were regular participants and hosts at many festivals but they both had a particular love of Whitby and Staithes.In latter years he was very much involved in Folk events at the George pub in Upper Denby and hosted many wonderful evenings there to include celebrations of Saint George's Day and the traditional Christmas carols.
Steve sang accompanied songs with his guitar and also many unaccompanied songs....covering both a traditional and modern repertoire. He also delivered many humorous songs which held audiences of all ages. He could regularly be heard during Whitby folk week at the Station , Endeavour singarounds and the back room at the Black Horse. Maggie delivered thought - provoking and often funny monologues. They could often both be seen at Holmfirth and Cleckheaton where they ran sessions and singarounds. Of late , Steve and Maggie spent much time in Skipton with their family and he appeared at the folk club there to warm appreciation.Steve always took the time and trouble to welcome and encourage newcomers and younger participants to any of the sessions and events with which he was involved. He had a rare knack of making them feel comfortable, valued and at home .
He also attended Folk sessions on the first Sunday of each month at Fernandes pub in Wakefield and on the third Sunday of each month at the Bull And Fairhouse pub... again in Wakefield.He was always very much at home when joining in a jig or reel accompaniment too . He will be greatly missed by so many good friends there....he lit up these places with his friendship and rare talent . His other interests included running and fell-racing , walking , cycling, music, people, fly fishing and spending time with his wonderful family.
Steve will be missed for his lovely voice and guitar-playing , his wit and humour and his liking of good ale . Most of all , however, he will be remembered by me ( and so many others ) for the kind of PERSON he was......talented , tolerant, sincere, kind , sensitive and an unselfish and wonderful friend and family man. He will be so sadly missed by so many . I am proud to be considered to be his friend .