Steeleye Span Tour
With a career that has taken in an astounding six decades, Steeleye Span is not just a legendary name in British music but also a link to the classic days of rock and folk music. Contemporaries of the likes of Led Zeppelin and Fairport Convention, they have gone on to change the face of folk music forever, taking it from small clubs and festivals into the world of chart topping albums and international tours.
Part of that incredible story has been the individuals that have contributed to the band’s history. Steeleye Span has provided a home for a long list of some of the world’s finest musicians. The current line up of Maddy Prior, Rick Kemp, Liam Genockey, Julian Littman, Jessie May Smart and Andrew Sinclair along with old names such as Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Tim Harries, Bob Johnson and most recently Peter Knight.
2015 saw the release of ‘The Essential Steeleye Span’, drawn from their 20 years on the Park Records label, The Essential Steeleye Span: Catch Up looks back at the recent history of one of the most prolific bands of their age. From 1996’s Time up to their Wintersmith collaboration with the late Sir Terry Pratchett, the album features some of the most memorable moments in Steeleye’s long and distinguished career; whether it be from their string of acclaimed Park releases or a number of new recordings of their most famous songs. Including rare and unreleased material, this is the perfect release for those new to the group or returning fans – a snapshot of a band still at the peak of their creative powers.
In 2016, the band played, Ramblin Man Festival and Copredy, to huge acclaim. The rest of this year has been dedicated to writing and recording songs for the new album with the rather cryptic name, “Up Until Now………Dodgy Bastards”. You may well ask “What”? Any lover of original folk music, will immediately smile and understand the connotations. For those new to the genre, all the characters in the songs are about crooks and unsavoury people……these are the typical folk tales and this is the ethos of the band since their formation in 1969 with the vision of playing folk music in a contemporary, electric band format.
Steeleye Span tour dates:
|Thurs 6th October||Farnham Maltings||Farnham||01252 745444||Buy Tickets|
|Fri 7th October||Hertford Theatre||Hertford||01992 531500||Buy Tickets|
|Sat 8th October||New Theatre Royal||Portsmouth||02392 649000||Buy Tickets|
|Sun 9th October||Shanklin Theatre||Isle Of Wight||01983 868000||Buy Tickets|
|Tues 11th October||Floral Pavilion Theatre||New Brighton||01516 660000||Buy Tickets|
|Wed 12th October||The Victoria Theatre||Halifax||01422 351158||Buy Tickets|
|Fri 14th October||Buxton Opera House||Derbyshire||01298 72190||Buy Tickets|
|Sat 15th October||Drill Hall||Bury||01617 612216||Buy Tickets|
|Sun 16th October||Middlesbrough Theatre||Middlebrough||01642 815181||Buy Tickets|
|Mon 17th October||The Platform||Morecambe||01524 582803||Buy Tickets|
|Tues 18th October||The King’s Hall & Winter Garden||Ilkley||01274 432000||Buy Tickets|
|Thurs 20th October||Open Bank Plain||Norwich||01603 763111||Buy Tickets|
|Fri 21st October||Chelmsford Civic Theatre||Essex||01245 606505||Buy Tickets|
|Sat 22nd October||The Corn Exchange||Newbury||08455 218218||Buy Tickets|
|Sun 23th October||Royal Hippodrome Theatre||Eastbourne||01323 802020||Buy Tickets|
|Mon 24th October||The Orchard Theatre||Dartford||01322 220000||Buy Tickets|
|Wed 26th October||Royal Spa Centre||Leamington Spa||01926 334418||Buy Tickets|
|Thurs 27th October||The Alban Arena||St Albans||01727 844488||Buy Tickets|
|Fri 28th October||Maesteg Town Hall||Maesteg||01656 815995||Buy Tickets|
|Sat 29th October||Cheese And Grain||Frome||01373 455420||Buy Tickets|
|Sun 30th October||The Capitol||Horsham||01403 750220||Buy Tickets|
|Mon 31st October||Key Theatre||Peterborough||01733 207239||Buy Tickets|