I am always after information/dates/set lists/corrections etc. In particular recollections/stories/pictures are great as they add so much colour and interest to the website. Please get in touch about anything!
I am not doing this Website for any commercial gain but I am always interested in any Steeleye related 'stuff' that you no longer need or want to sell. I am also interested in any live/unusual recordings and of course I have quite a bit already so we could always do a bit of the old fashioned 'trading' :)
Essential Steeleye Span Resources
The official site for Steeleye Span has up to date tour information, bios of the band and a brief narrative history.
Park Records, the record company who look after the band have up to date releases, a shop for CD's and merchandise and official Youtube videos.
Chris Kellet has relaunched his Archive pages which has many old articles/reviews painstakingly transcribed from the original cuttings . He also has written out the Tim Hart book 'The Complete Steeleye Span', Compiled by Tim Hart and written by Robin Denselow, from 1978 which is referenced on this site.
I have a page for all the main album releases with detailed track by tack information including the source of the songs and when they have been played live, including on official live releases. However, the site below is the best place for the full Steeleye Discography, including collections etc. It is very comprehensive and I use it a lot!
The sources used are many and varied - Principally old cuttings / magazine articles / posters / ticket stubs / flyers / programmes / T-Shirts etc etc. I also used some archive type websites (Like the BBC Genome project which lists Radio Times entries and various Newspaper archive sites) . I will provide source info on any date if requested.
Thanks to Richard Hollis for his help and use of his images, and of course thanks to Richard for many years of running the 'Unofficial Steeleye Span site which was the go to site for news for many years.
Since going live people have been kind enough to help fill in some gaps and provide extra info which is very kind and much appreciated!! It is exactly why I wanted to get this info out in the public domain :)
Special thanks to Chris Haines, who, as well as writing the brilliant 'BBC Sessions' page, has added loads of extra gigs, information, set-lists and much more besides!
Also special thanks to Johan Vanhecke who has provided loads of information about Steeleye Span in Belgium, both gigs and more importantly some very unique Radio appearances!
Many Thanks to Karl Speck has also been great in sending various newspaper clippings which has added gigs, info and filled in a few gaps for the US Tours, 1974 in particular.
Thanks also to Chas Gilbert and David Tomlinson who have both come up with some rare 80's tours/dates, David continues to find rare performances and additional info for the site. Plus thanks also to Peter Strauss; Jamie Christian; Stephen Phillips, Simon Jones, Chris Dobson; Mark Edward Askren & Jonathan Lee who have all been kind enough to contact me with corrections/information and more.
Finally thanks to 'EBR'. I don't know who you are, but you do, and if you read this then thanks for the hours of pleasure you have given myself and others as well as providing some great information for the site thanks to your recordings. Please please get in touch!!