Doors open: 19:30
Tour name: Wintersmith Tour
Sun 8 Dec
Tickets: £22 | £19.50 | £18
Folk rock pioneers and an inspiration to generations, Steeleye Span play Queen’s Theatre for the first time.
This one-off gig sees the band playing all their hits, reunited as a six-piece with Maddy Prior - the voice of Steeleye for 38 years - back at the helm.
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 "Gaudete" and "All Around My Hat". They had three Top 40 albums; they achieved a certified gold record with sales of "All Around My Hat".
Throughout their history, Steeleye Span have seen many personnel changes but has maintained a strong continuity of tradition. Their typical album is a collection of mostly traditional songs with one or two instrumental tracks of jigs and/or reels added; the traditional songs often include some of the Child ballads. In their later albums there has been an increased tendency to include music written by the band members, but they have never got completely away from traditional music, which draws upon pan-British traditions.
GENRE: Electric folk