Tonight’s performance is the best I’ve seen from the band in several years. Let’s hope the current line-up will be around for a while. The Stinger – Darren Johnson
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 and 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