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)
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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
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In this show, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 2 February 2020, David Randall plays a selection of tracks from some of the artists who impressed at this year’s Giants Of Rock event in Minehead (24-27 January).
Featured Albums w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 NEWMAN Ignition (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 BLACK SWAN Shake The World (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 CORMAC O CAOIMH Swim Crawl Walk Run (indie)
Power Plays w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
SHAKRA Turn The Light On (AFM Records)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Transmissions (Nuclear Blast)
RYDERS CREED Lost Soul (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)
FRAMING HANLEY Puzzle Pieces (Thermal Entertainment LLC)
ROBERT HART Mysterious (Escape Music)
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