Latest News & Gigs

New Live CD! and gigs planned for May 2022 

Round up of new YouTube videos

NEW! Gaudete Live in 1974!

I have uploaded a unique Live performance of Gaudete, the only one available by the 'Classic' line up! The the rest of the set is on my Youtube Playlist. See 1974 section on timeline for full details.

NEW ! 1981 Live in Vienna!

NEW! Sails of Silver from the 1981 Vienna Folk Festival. I have recently uploaded this rare, never seen before clip of the 'Classic' Line up live on stage.

NEW! Rare live performance

I have uploaded a never seen before video of a song Steeleye recorded for a short film about the 'Seven Ages of Man' in 1974. The song is based on the 'Gamble Gold' melody with original lyrics

New CD- Hark! The Village Wait Live

Now available from Park Records this brilliant new Live CD from the current line up was recorded in Autumn 2017. The band ran through Steeleye's debut album in the first half of the concert. The three bonus tracks were from the second set. London does not feature on the 50th CD/DVD whilst Marrowbones and When I was on Horseback only feature on the bonus DVD 

Maddy says in the liner notes: "50 years later ..we re-imagined the songs for a completely line up and time..we re appraised the songs and gave ourselves the freedom to develop them to match our experiences and choices today...this live version brings a different energy".

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New CD- Goblin Market Music

This is a great new concept album based on 'The Goblin Market' poem. Led by Julian Littman but featuring ALL of the current Steeleye line up, who co-wrote much of the material, with lead vocal contributions from Maddy, Jessie May Smart and Spud Sinclair.  Click on button or image below for more details! 
Now available from Park Records

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Maddy Prior Interview

Maddy Prior was on Tom Walker's Folk show for a brief chat on 17th Oct. You can still hear it on BBC Sounds. The interview is at about 1hour 34 minutes in. 

Latest tour news

The band have just concluded their first tour (October 2021) since Covid hit and will now take a rest until resuming with a new tour in May 2022 (see all the dates further down the this page!) followed by another in October 2022. All details from the last tour, including set list, line up details and dates can be seen in the History section at the bottom of the '2017-present' page....

Peter Knight's Gigspanner Big Band

Although not currently in Steeleye, the bands legendary Fiddle player is the most active ex 'classic line-up' member. His current band is quite brilliant, producing great trad. based music, including some Steeleye material. They have various appearances and tours in November and December 2021.  For all their dates go to their website Here

Dec 2021: Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

Tour in December - for dates go to Park Records

2022 Tour dates

March 17th-20th 2022  

HRH Prog Festival. Camp HRH. Great Yarmouth

April 2022: Maddy Prior Solo dates
Maddy will be appearing on some solo gigs for the 1st time since April 2018. These were first due in 2020, now delayed to 2022.  
" 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 favorites from across the decades"

?th April: Milton Rooms, Malton (Was due in 2021 like Reeth so I assume still on?)
8th April: Reeth Memorial Hall

2022 UK Spring Tour

Dates are starting to appear for May 2022, ones that have been moved from May 2021 (& 2020!)

3rd May Lowther Pavilion, Lytham
4th Robert Bolt Theatre, Waterside, Sale, Trafford.
5th May. Arts Centre Pocklington
6th May. Winding Wheel, Chesterfield 
9th May Buxton Opera House
10th City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds 
12th May Palace Theatre, Newark. 
13th Royal Spa Leamington Spa
14th Maltings, Fareham
15th May Octagon Theatre, Yeovil.   
17th May St Georges Bristol   
18th Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
19th Pavilion Theatre, Exmouth.
21st The Lighthouse Poole
22nd May  Winchester Theatre Royal    
24th May The Elgiva, Chesham

2022 Festivals

28th July - Sidmouth Folk Festival

2022 UK Autumn Tour

Dates from Oct 2021 have been moved here

4th Oct Wycombe Swan Theatre & Old Town Hall (Moved from 2021)
7th Oct The Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow (moved from 2021)
9th Baths Hall, Scunthorpe (Moved from 2021) 
10th King George's Hall, Blackburn (moved from 2021)
23rd YTheatre, Leicester (moved from 2021)
25th New Theatre Oxford. With 'The Acoustic Strawbs' 
31st Wyvern Theatre, Swindon (Moved from 2021)

Recent Releases

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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.

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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.