The Complete History of Steeleye Span

A performance time-line archive celebrating 50 years of Steeleye Span

"Pity them who see him suffer,
Pity poor old Steeleye Span;
John Bowlin’s deeds they will be remembered"

(Horkstow Grange' Trad. Ar.')


Where to start? Anywhere you want! Please use the menu above to navigate the site or start HERE


Latest News

2019 will be the 50th Anniversary of Steeleye Span!!  Dates for a short Irish tour in January and a UK Spring '50th Anniversary' Tour are in the 2019 section.
The band has been in the studio recording a new album, due for 
release in 2019 . 

NEW VIDEOS!  Available to view below for the first time are the 1976 Promo Video for the single: London, and an Australian TV performance from October 1986 - 'Lady Diamond'

"The thing about folk songs is their timelessness. 

They are always relevant even though they are very old. 

Put them in a modern setting and they become of modern consequence"

(Maddy Prior, 1972)


This site aims to provide the most comprehensive performance and touring history of the Folk Rock legends Steeleye Span, all set out in a Time-Line history of the Band.  It will include all known Gigs, Tours, Radio and TV appearances plus every set list I have found and will also detail all Band changes and Management as and when they happened.  I have purposelessly not put much detail in here about the actual Albums/Songs etc as this has been done so much better already (see Links). 

This is Work in Progress, I daresay it will always be WIP, but with the 50th Anniversary fast approaching it's the ideal time to share. I am adding information/pictures/images all the time. If anyone has an concerns with ownership of any of the images used then please contact me and I will remove them immediately, I am only using the images for information and not for commercial gain. 

I welcome any new information and or corrections, which will of course be credited, please contact me using the form on the Contacts page.