We are delighted that Steeleye Span, one of the most influential names in folk music, will be heading the line-up for Costa del Folk in Spain 2015.
Formed in 1969, Steeleye Span changed the face of folk music forever with their early hits All Around My Hat and Gaudete. Members have come and gone over the years, but Steeleye has always remained at the forefront of the folk-rock genre they helped to define and, 45 years later, the band has become an institution in British music.
The list of past and present band members reads like a who’s who of folk. And while the line-up has undergone changes over the years, the strength of the band has always been its ability to draw on the different musical personalities of the members while remaining greater than the sum of its parts.
Former members like Martin Carthy , John Kirkpatrick, Tim Hart and, more recently, Peter Knight, share a common heritage and worldwide reputation with the current line-up of Maddy Prior, Rick Kemp, Liam Genockey, Julian Littman and Peter Zorn.
A recent change involved the departure of long-serving and highly-regarded fiddle player Peter Knight and the arrival of Jessie May Smart, who’s musical CV includes working on the X-Factor and with Katie Melua.
One thing is guaranteed: when you come to a Steeleye Span performance you can expect to hear many of the familiar classics next to gems both old and new, all delivered with a burning passion and unrivalled experience. See for yourself when Steeleye top the bill on the main stage on the last night of the festival.
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