Steeleye Span 2018 Tour

Steeleye Span are fast approaching their 50th anniversary 2019, with a work rate to put many younger artists to shame.  The bands’ eighth album in twelve years – 2016’s Dodgy Bastards – saw them return to the folk tales and characters that have always been at the heart of the Steeleye sound.  Dodgy Bastards saw the folk-rock pioneers continue drawing stories of murder, religion, incest, skulls, honour killings and tormented spirit.  They once more create an inspired and dark take on the music of the British Isles.

Steeleye Span are an English Folk Rock band formed in 1969. Still active today, along with Fairport Convention they are amongst the best known acts of the British Folk Revival and were among the most commercially successful, thanks to their hit singles Gaudette” and “All Around My Hat”. They had four Top 40 albums and achieved a certified gold record with sales of “All Around My Hat”.

The present Steeleye line-up is:  The Legendary Maddy Prior (vocals), with long term member Liam Genockey (drums), Julian Littman,(guitar/keyboards and vocals) Andrew Sinclair (guitar), Jesse Mae Smart (violin anc backing vocals), Benji Kirkpatrick (guitar and backing vocals),(whose father John Kirkpatrick played with the band in 1977-1978) and Roger Carey (bass)

Steeleye are working on their new studio album for their 2019, 50th Celebration,  some of the new tracks will feature in the set list for the up and coming UK tour.

“STEELEYE Span cross the folk rock divide like no other act in the UK”. Andrew Riley (Quay News.net).

 

Tour Dates 2018

 

Mon 1st October      Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen

Tues 2nd October    The Subscription Rooms, Stroud

Wed 3rd October     The Stables, Milton Keynes

Thurs 4th October    Swan Theatre, Worcester

Sat 6th October        Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne

  • Sun 7th October       Chelmsford Theatre, Chelmsford
  • Mon 8th October      Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Tues 9th October     Opera House, Buxton

Wed 10th October   Palace Theatre, Mansfield

Fri 12th October       The Core at Corby Cube, Corby

  • Sat 13th October      Holy Trinity Church, Sudbury

Sun 14th October     Theatre Royal, Margate

Mon 15th October    Hexagon,  Reading

Wed 17th October   Royal Philharmonic,  Liverpool

Thurs 18th October The Courtyard,  Hereford