News: STEELEYE SPAN UK Tour starts 1 October – win tickets to Cambridge gig (8 October)

Steeleye Span

As Steeleye Span approach their their 50th anniversary in 2019 they embark on a UK tour starting 1 October.  The band is working on a new studio album and some of the new tracks will feature in the setlist.

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’ which achieved a certified gold record.

The present Steeleye line-up is:  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).

The band will be joined on the tour by another folk-rock legend, Jacqui McShee from Pentangle.

Interview (Julian Littman)

Win a pair of tickets to the Cambridge gig on Monday 8 October!  Please use the contact form and put “Steeleye Span Comp” in the message section.  Competition closes on Tuesday 2 October at 23:59 GMT.  Usual competition rules apply.

Steeleye Span 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



On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.

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Power Plays w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

BEFORE FIRE Dead Eyes (indie)
SCOTT & MARIA Never Give Up (indie)
CORELEONI Queen Of Hearts (AFM Records)
BERLIN Transcendance (Cleopatra Records)
PHIL CAMPBELL These Old Boots (Nuclear Blast)
PHIL LANZON Blue Mountain (Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK)

Featured Albums w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 SOLEIL MOON Warrior (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 ROXY BLUE Roxy Blue (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Dragons (Magnolia Music/Thirty Tigers)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

JAMES STEVENSON Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over (2013)



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