Steve Wickham has been recognised as Ireland’s premier rock fiddler since the mid-1980s. His virtuoso playing has graced The Waterboys’ sound for many years, and he features on their classic albums This Is The Sea and Fisherman’s Blues. Steve has also recorded and/or performed with U2, Elvis Costello, Sinead O’Connor, Bob Dylan, Sharon Shannon and many other artists in the worlds of rock and traditional folk music.
Geronimo is Steve’s first solo album, and was recorded in the musical hotspot of Sligo in the Northwest of Ireland, where he now lives. The
album features a mix of original and traditional songs and both traditional and self-composed fiddle tunes.
Many Sligo musicians feature on Geronimo, including bodhran maestro Junior Davey, cellist Anna Heuston, guitarist / flautist Tommy Scanlon, and harper Deirdre Byron Smith. Other guests include Waterboys keyboardist Richard Naiff and Steve’s guitarist brother Henry.
Geronimo, named after his beloved long-serving violin, also marks Steve’s first venture into production. The result is a lush, rich interweaving of rock and folk textures, shot through with the warmth of Steve’s personality and the ever-present beauty of his playing.