Music for BBC TV Football programme hosted by Mark
Wright "Row Z".
Music for London theatre, Frederic Molnars
"Husbands and Lovers", London City Lit.
Bass singer in Ukrainian
male voice choir “Bulava”directed by international opera star Pawlo
Hunka Bulava for their first tour "Vyrkhovyna".
Accordionist for Welsh Folk Rocksters Here Be Dragons Here Be Dragons 2007 to 2014. Joined them for American ABC TV Debut and Celtic Music Festival in Chicago in 2007, and subsequent Italy tours of 2011 and 2012. Headlined at Cardiff International Arena for Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2013. Last gig - Normandy, France November 2014. Still "in the squad" as reserve acordionist, but looking for another musical challenge at present. Any "folk rockster" bands out there in need of an accordionist, just contact me!
Session work on:
The Bishop of Buffalo, Rev Hammer, produced by Justin Sullivan,
New Model army. CD Recordings since "The Ukrainians"
The Bridewell Taxis's release "Cage" produced by
Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera.
Accordion on NY Ukrainian duets
"Darka and Slavko" last release.
Accordion on latest release "Elvis Lives Here", by
The Swagger Band featuring Swill (Phil Odgers) also of The Men They Couldn't
English translations of Orange Revolution hit, Ya Patriot,
and "Children of Orange" by Ukrainian artist Lessia
Horova (Atlantic Records).
For ongoing musical activity updates click the "News" buttomon the left.
Ludwig's Eclectic Collection:
15 tracks varying in lyrical content from serious to light
hearted, and in musical styles from Ska, Latino/Jazz, & dance
through to Rock, Reggae, Swing & Township rhythm. The first
three tracks are re-interpretations of traditional Ukrainian folk
songs, two of which are sung in Ukrainian, and the rest are original
compositions sung in English, some of which are about Ukrainian
themes, such as "Song for Yuriy Shukhevich" and "Refugee Nation".
The CD is very eclectic. There is even a
Bavarian style beer drinking song on it!
Cd of new musical collective produced by US Hollywood and
Canadian Music Industry award winner Roman Klun. Some Ukrainian tracks
given a different treatment, ranging from dynamic to melancholy.
A collection of songs relating to Ukraine’s struggle for
independence and events as they unfolded at the time of the Orange
For digital releases click on the "Albums" button on the left or "Links to Stepans online releases" above.
A short musical life biog.
My Ukrainian Dad bought me an accordion when I was nine years old
and got me involved with the music scene in the British Ukrainian
community, and my musical tuition was helped along by my Irish Mum,
an accomplished fiddle player. In typical Irish tradition, our
family band comprised of my Mother on fiddle, sister Mariyka on
guitar, and myself on accordion playing Irish and Ukrainian music.
My sister Mariyka and I also used to played in a folk group
representing Luton's Ukrainian community called Verkhovyna, once a
favourite at Luton's bank holiday festivities.