Original member and almost ever-present Maddy is now synonymous with the band. Steeleye without Maddy Prior would be almost inconceivable now. After initially singing a mainly American Folk repertoire, either unaccompanied, or letting her banjo add a little instrumentation. It was then a stint working as a roadie for American singers such as 'Blind Gary Davis', that she was persuaded to change her material and sing predominately English songs. Then after three years working with Tim Hart as a folk duo, (see their page HERE) Maddy joined the first Steeleye line-up in 1969.
Since teaming up with June Tabor in 1976 and starting to release solo albums in 1978, Maddy has enjoyed a wide variety of solo activities outside the band and has amassed a huge back catalogue of solo albums, far too many to list here (yet!). For now we will focus on Maddy's other existing commitments.
Stones Barn Weekend Courses
Along with her daughter Rose-Ellen, Maddy now spends a large part of her non-touring time running various singing, poetry, songwriting and performance weekend workshops for all abilities. It all takes place at Stones Barn, a peaceful rural hideaway in North Cumbria.
Click on the picture for details.
Maddy continues to enjoy an active solo career having released 20+ albums, starting off in 1978 with two albums, plus two more as the 'Maddy Prior Band' in the early 80's. More recently Maddy has toured and worked with Hannah James and Giles Lewis, releasing the album 'Shortwinger' in 2017.
See Maddy's wiki page for full discography and click on the link in the picture to go to the Park Records site to buy this most recent, plus many older albums and for the latest news of new tours & recordings.