To begin your journey through the history of Steeleye Span use the menu above or start here where it all began in 1969-1973
2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the band and I have created a new page '2019' where you can find all tour dates and new releases planned for this year. Festival appearances this summer include Glastonbury and 'Beautiful Days' in Dorset, there is a short tour of Holland in November and a UK 50th Anniversary Tour in November/December. The dates are on the 2019 page.
They have released a new album ('Est'd 1969') ! and there is also the possibility of a live CD/DVD to be made available on the winter tour. Details below.
I have been continually adding set lists and images to the site so please do keep checking back!
Official launch date is 28th June but is now available to buy direct from Park Records.
NEW ARCHIVE VIDEOS
All available to view below for the first time. First two are Steeleye receiving the 2005 Good Tradition award at the BBC Folk Awards and singing Van Diemen's land live. The next two from a Finnish TV performance in 1976; the 5th is the 1976 Promo Video for the 1976 single 'London'; the 6th an Australian TV performance from October 1986 - 'Lady Diamond'. More details on the relevant years page.
"Pity them who see him suffer,
Pity poor old Steeleye Span;
John Bowlin’s deeds they will be remembered"
(Horkstow Grange' Trad. Ar.')
"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 archive of the Band. It includes all known Gigs, Tours, Radio and TV appearances plus every known set list, details all band/management changes as and when they happened. If you want more detail about the actual album/Song etc then see Links for detailed discogs..
This is and always will be Work-in-Progress as I am always adding information/pictures/images. 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 them for historical interest 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.