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2020 has been hit by Covid-19 but but two tours in 2021 are planned for May and Oct. 
26th February 2021

50th Anniversary Stream

On the 26th February 2021 the concert from the 50th Anniversary CD (Epsom Spring 2019) will be streamed 'live' and will include a Q&A with the band in the interval. It costs £12 and can be booked below.

Round up of recent YouTube videos

50th Anniv. DVD

More tracks from the 50th Anniv. DVD are now on YouTube taken from concerts in 2018 & 2019. Seventeen Come Sunday (above), Marrowbones; Blackleg Miner & Elf Knight

The Journey -1995

Park recently uploaded 2 more unseen videos from the1995 reunion concert 'The Journey'- 'Prince Charlie Stuart' and Cold Haily Windy Night'. (both Steeleye Mk II line up - the only time they ever all played together since 1971) 

Audience Videos

In Summer 2019 when Steeleye toured Holland they introduced a new version/re working of 'The Blacksmith' which stayed in the set for the Autumn UK tour. Here a decent recording was uploaded in Holland.

1971 Ainsdale beach

I have uploaded a new copy of the 1971 Aisndale Beach (Southport) performance which is the full set and in much better quality than previously available on Youtube.

April 2021: Maddy Prior Solo dates
Maddy is meant to appearing on some solo gigs for the 1st time since April 2018 but now look unlikely. 
" Her latest tour will see her revisit this incredible body of work, alongside highlights of her collaborations with musicians such as Giles Lewin, Benji Kirkpatrick, Hannah James and Tim Hart – rounding up both the traditional and contemporary aspects of her career.
Joined by Steeleye guitarist Spud Sinclair and Ian Matthews, a multi-instrumentalist from Maddy’s beloved Borders region, the show includes songs from her acclaimed Ravenchild, Arthur the King and Lionhearts albums as well as other favourites from across the decades"

15th April: Milton Rooms, Malton
16th April: Reeth Memorial Hall

2021 - UK Spring Tour

Most dates re arranged from May 2020. However, already one of them (Chesterfield) has been postponed and moved to May 2022. It is likely this tour will not happen 

1st May The Sage, Gateshead
2nd Music Hall, Leeds
5th Waterside, Sale, Trafford. 
6th Lowther Pavilion Lytham St Annes
7th Arts Centre Pocklington
8th Opera House Buxton
9th New Theatre Oxford (with Acoustic Strawbs)
11th Winding Wheel, Chesterfield (POSTPONED TO 2022)
12th Royal Spa Lemmington Spa
13th Palace Theatre Newark
14th The Elgiva Chesham
15th Hertford Theatre
18th St George's Bristol
19th Brewhouse, Taunton
20th Exmouth Pavilion
21st The Lighthouse Poole
22nd Maltings, Fareham
23rd May Winchester Theatre Royal
25th Octagon Theatre Yeovil 

Festivals 2021

10th July:  Mellow Festival, Henley Castle, Worcestershire.31st July - Worcester Festival   
27th-30th Aug - Towersey Folk Festival

2021 UK Autumn Tour

Dates originally planned for October 2020 are getting moved here

 1st Oct: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Edinburgh Scotland
3rd Oct The Playhouse, Whitley Bay
6th Oct Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
14th Oct YTheatre, Leicester
15th Oct Wycombe Swan Theatre & Old Town Hall
17th Oct Mansfield Palace Theatre
19th Oct Wyvern Theatre, Swindon   
21st The Haymarket, Basingstoke
23rd  Pontardawe Arts Centre

2022 UK Spring Tour

One date has recently appeared for May 2022 which has been moved from May 2021

6th May. Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

Latest Releases

50th Anniversary DVD/CD Box Set

A live DVD/CD 4 disk set celebrating the 50th Anniversary. DVD's recorded at Epsom in April 2019 and Buxton in October 2018. The CD's are from the 2019 concert. Also included is an 11 minute documentary about the history of the band involving interviews of current/ex band members plus managers/engineers etc. Notable for featuring a first public appearance of Bob Johnson since 2001.

New Archive Live CD

Recorded for a Radio Broadcast (not sure if it was ever broadcast ) and now available as a Live CD. Released by Angel Air Records in September 2019. An exciting release because apart from Live at Last, no other official live recordings of this line up exists. It means a chance to hear the line up's rousing versions of 'Cam Ye O'er Frae France', The Boar's Head and set closer 'Seventeen Come Sunday', as well as live versions of Awake Awake and Galtee Farmer.

Click on image to buy from Amazon

New Book: The Steeleye Span Story

Not an official authorised Steeleye book, although it does feature new interviews with some of the band members. It mainly pulls together much of what is already known from all the various interviews/press cuttings etc that have been written over the years. But it is well written and knits all those interviews/articles into a comprehensive history of the band. It is also unique is that it covers the Steeleye story into the 21st Century which the other books have not tended to do so.