Doors open: 19:30
Tour name: Wintersmith Tour
Steeleye Span In Concert with Guests - The Wintersmith Tour
with support from Spiers and Boden
9 December 2013 / 19:30
£10 - 25
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subject to availability
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Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span return with a new live show and project as Maddy Prior – the voice of the band for 38 years – leads a line-up featuring faces old and new. Currently collaborating with Terry Pratchett on a record based on his Wintersmith novel, their 2013 performances will see them debut new gems alongside classics that have made them one of the most successful British folk rock bands ever.
Support comes from Spiers and Boden, founders of Bellowhead and twice winners of the BBC Folk Award for Best Duo.
'Don't miss them...' Independent
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