Steve Banks
Cosgrave & Banks

Steve plays as violinist, drummer and singer with a number of ensembles. For more on his past musical career, see the ‘About’ page.

In 2015 Steve formed a folk duo with Mike Cosgrave, Cosgrave & Banks (, whose reputation is growing fast. They have so far recorded one album, Warp & Weft.

In 2009, Steve formed his own band, Blue Jewel. He had been writing songs since 1993, and Blue Jewel was a vehicle for his own songs and arrangements (he also wrote for Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band). Blue Jewel recorded two albums and was very successful in the Devon folk scene before the band split up in 2013. You can buy these albums at

Steve plays fiddle and calls in the ceilidh band, Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band (, one of the most sought after bands in the south-west.

The Haldon Quartet
The Haldon Quartet

Steve plays classical violin in the Haldon Quartet ( He also plays in various orchestras in Devon.