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Steeleye Span return!

In years gone by, Steeleye Span were based in Hastings. Now they rehearse here and drummer Liam Genockey still lives here, as does their new bass player, Roger Carey. And they’re back on tour, including their old home town, playing at St Mary in the Castle on 14 December 2017.

Steeleye Span are fast approaching their 50th anniversary, with a work rate to put many younger artists to shame. The bands’ 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. Dodgy Bastards saw the folk-rock pioneers continue drawing stories of murder, religion, incest, skulls, honour killings and tormented spirit. They once more create an inspired and dark take on the music of the British Isles.

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Steeleye Span Dodgy Bastards

Steeleye follow Dodgy Bastards up with a UK tour, which sees them introduce a new seven-piece line up. Roger Carey joining on bass and Benji Kirkpatrick adding bouzouki, acoustic guitar and vocals. The Band 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.

Want to listen to Hark! The Village Wait. Here’s a link:

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 “Hark!” in its entirety for the first time – bringing together the past, present and future of this famous band.

Steeleye Span: Thursday 14 December 2017 at St Mary’s In The Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings, East Sussex. TN34 3AF. Doors: 18.45. Box Office: 01424 715880.

Article on Steeleye Span in The Stinger, Hastings-produced and based online musical publication.

Steeleye Span

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Posted 14:10 Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 In: Music & Sound


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