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!
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.
This is the definitive place for the full Steeleye Discography. It is a one stop shop. It also has further Links that are very good sources of Steeleye Info.
There are various places to read about the history of Steeleye Span, with a new book due out December 2019. Click on the pictures for the Amazon links
Although on the surface it is about Maddy, and she certainly is the focus, it is actually an excellently put together history of the early years of the band featuring good detailed interviews/quotes from Maddy and Martin Carthy. It is also one of the most recent and so includes quotes and extracts from the two earlier books.
A brilliantly written book, a must for all fans of British traditional based music, a book that takes you through almost 2 centuries of music. Steeleye Span are featured enough to make it worthwhile for just Steeleye fans, although it really is an excellent read all round.
By far the longest and most in depth exploration of Electric Folk with large parts devoted to Steeleye Span. It was based on a dissertation that Brita did for a university degree. It is however very readable and goes into significant detail on the major Electric Folk bands and features new interviews with various members.
Not much is known about this new release yet, but it is not an official authorised Steeleye book, although it does feature new interviews with some of the band members so it may unearth some new information. I suspect it will pull together much of what is already known from all the various interviews/press cuttings etc that have been written over the years. Where it may be unique is that it will cover the Steeleye story through to the 21st Century which the other books have not tended to do so.
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.