Steeleye Span have commenced their Winter 2017/18 Tour

Steeleye Span

With their fiftieth anniversary fast approaching and a work rate to put many younger artists to shame, the band’s eighth album in twelve years – 2016’s Dodgy Bastards – saw them return to the folk tales and characters that have always been at the heart of the Steeleye sound with a record that saw the folk rock pioneers continue to drawing stories of murder, religion, incest, skulls, honour killings and tormented spirits to once more create an inspired and dark take on the music of the British Isles.

They follow it with a UK tour sees them introduce a new seven piece line up (with Roger Carey joining on bass and Benji Kirkpatrick adding bouzouki, acoustic guitar and vocals) and revisit the record that began their career. Released in 1970, Hark! The Village Wait not only introduced the band to the world but also played a vital part in the history of folk rock, helping kickstart a sound that would come to define British traditional music over the following years. Featuring a number of songs that have become part of the Steeleye legend, the group have revisited moments on stage and in the studio before but on these dates they will play the album in its entirety for the first time – bringing to together the past, present and future of this famous band.

Steeleye Span’s Manager (John Dagnell) said; “The new Steeleye Span line up are sounding so energised with such great harmonies and musicianship taking folk rock to a new level”

STEELEYE SPAN WINTER TOUR 2017

Tickets available from http://steeleyespan.org.uk/tour/

November

Fri 17th Nov St George’s Arts Festival Beckenham

Sat 18th Nov Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury

Sun 19th Nov Harlequin Theatre Redhill

Mon 20th Nov Key Theatre Peterborough

Wed 22nd Nov Corn Exchange Theatre Exeter

Thurs 23rd Nov St George’s Bristol

Sat 25th Nov Octagon Theatre Yeovil

Sun 26th Nov Acapela Studios Pentrych

Mon 27th Nov Brewhouse Theatre Taunton

Tue 28th Nov Borough Theatre Abergavenny

Thurs 30th Nov Arts Centre Aberystwyth

 

December

Sat 2nd Dec The Atkinson Southport

Sun 3rd Dec Winding Wheel Chesterfield

Mon 4th Dec The King’s Hall & Winter Garden Ilkley

Tues 5th Dec Newcastle City Hall Newcastle
With The Acoustic Strawbs and Pentangle’s Jacqui Mcshee

Wed 6th Dec ARC Arts Centre Stockton On Tees

Fri 8th Dec Tivoli Theatre Wimbourne

Sat 9th Dec Cheese And Grain Frome

Sun 10th Dec The Stables Milton Keynes

Mon 11th Dec Roses Theatre Tewkesbury

Wed 13th Dec The Apex Bury St Edmunds

Thurs 14th Dec St Mary’s In The Castle Hastings

Fri 15th Dec City Hall Salisbury

Sat 16th Dec Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke

Sun 17th Dec Warwick Arts Centre Coventry
With The Acoustic Strawbs and Pentangle’s Jacqui Mcshee

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