A time-line archive celebrating 50 years of Steeleye Span and Maddy Prior, plus all the latest news & gigs

Steeleye Span are the legendary Folk Rock pioneers who have performed over 2,000 gigs across 70 UK tours, 14 European, 12 US and 9 Australian tours; 24 Studio albums including 1 Gold & 4 Silver albums; 2 Hit Singles; 3 Plays; 100+ festivals; Their own BBC TV series plus numerous TV & Radio appearances!

Review their entire history on this site in our centrepiece time-line history pages. Also included are the various Maddy Prior solo albums/tours.

Latest News & Gigs

Steeleye have released a new album - 'The Green Man Collection". (see below) and are touring in Oct 2024. There is a new 1974 live concert recording released recently and a new 50th Anniversary Vinyl/CD release for 'Now We Are Six' is on the way. For full details, dates and all the latest news go to the 'Latest News' page. 

New Album - The Green Man Collection 

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A new album was released on the 1st Dec 2023. Click button below for more details of the tracks featured. Available on all the usual streaming services and YouTube.  

The title track (Listen below) was written by Bob Johnson in 1985 but never released. It has been recorded by the current line up. There are an additional 5 new studio recordings plus tracks from the recent albums. 

New studio tracks- Jack Hall, New York Girls, Hard Times (Feat. Francis Rossi), Ship Building, Hey Nonny Violence, Green Man.

The History

A comprehensive Time-Line history of the band. All known gigs; tours; set lists. links to videos and exclusive content  

The Band

Steeleye has enjoyed many different Line Ups. Review them all here with bio's of many key members.

The Music

Discography / song-by-song guide. Details of  all BBC Sessions plus a look through all known unreleased and rare songs

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Most recent studio Album: 'Est'd 1969' (2019)

Available to buy direct from Park Records and from Amazon. 


Click below for a sampler from the latest live DVD

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 and details all band/management changes as and when they happened.

The website will always be 'Work-in-Progress' as I am always adding information. If anyone has an concerns with ownership/use of any of the images used then please please do contact me and I will remove them immediately. Deciding when it is appropriate to use images in the public domain is tricky and I am genuinely only using them for historical interest to help bring to life the Steeleye story 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.

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