Hark! It’s Steeleye on the road again

THERE is one more chance to hear Steeleye Span perform the first album, Hark! The Village Wait, in its entirity at Salisbury City Hall on Friday 15th December.

In 1970, Steeleye Span released the album, and not only set the seeds for an extraordinary career but changed the face of the genre, introducing the folk rock to an avid audience.

Almost 50 years on, the band, still with Maddy Prior at its heart, is touring with the songs from that first album,.

Steeleye’s work rate puts many younger artists to shame. The bands’ eighth album in 12 years – 2016’s Dodgy Bastards – was a return to the folk tales and characters that have been at the heart of the Steeleye sound since the start. It draws on stories of murder, religion, incest, skulls, honour kill­ings and tormented spirits.

The current tour brings a new seven-piece line up, with Roger Carey on bass and Benji Kirkpat­rick adding bouzouki, acoustic guitar and vocals.  The set list features a number of songs that have become part of the Steeleye legend, as well as “Hark!” in its entirety for the first time – bringing together the past, present and future.

Visit the venue websites or telephone for more information, or see the Steeleye Span website for full details of the first 47 years.

 

And see the review of the Yeovil Octagon concert in the FTR Review section.