Formed in 1969, Steeleye Span is one of the
most enduring British bands.
|Steeleye Span Mk 14 Ken,
Peter, Maddy, Liam & Rick
They work in the genre of Folk-rock which they helped
define. They reached a peak of commercial
success in the 70s with All Around my Hat and Gaudete
gaining chart recognition.
But commercial ambitions are not their primary
Although it's always good to have success, it is the
music they have chosen to concentrate on that most engages them, which
is British traditional material, expanded and developed by their own
Span is like a bus. It goes along, and people get on and get off it.
Sometimes the bus goes along the route you want to go, and sometimes it
turns off, so you get off."
They have continued
to work over the years with strong support from a core fan base,
delivering many albums and CDs across the years. They are still as
energetic in the promotion of their chosen path and tour frequently.
They toured the UK in 2006 with a new album called Bloody