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Artists => Steeleye Span => Topic started by: Barry on August 24, 2010, 09:42:44 AM



Title: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Barry on August 24, 2010, 09:42:44 AM
Please use this thread for your chatter


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: martin driver on August 24, 2010, 09:51:52 AM
any news of a replacement for Ken yet Barry


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: JohnS on August 24, 2010, 10:04:19 AM
Should the replacement be from a predominately ‘folk’ or ‘rock’ background??
Should they be a ‘singer songwriter’ ala Ken?
Or given the last album should they be mainly supporting the Peter/Maddy trad-arr approach? Or will the band change direction again?

Questions Questions!


Love it though. 2 new tours and hopefully a new album next Autumn.


Also is Rick going to quit as he (more than) hinted at last year??

So, who should replace Rick as well?!!  


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 24, 2010, 10:41:31 AM
As you may have seen elsewhere I have been going through a pile of old ITs, Frendz etc...all great fun.  Amongst the collection I came across a mag called FAPTO which appears to be from the hippie metropolis of Margate.  Issue 4 includes an interview (of sorts) with Steeleye around the release of Ten Man Mop, or Mr. Reservoir Butler Rides Again .  Its a complete joke the interview..lots of swearing and nothing attributed to anybody in particular and the interviewers admit their tape recorder didn't work properly so they 'remembered' most of it.

If you want a flavour of it, here's the introduction (try not to wince):

Steeleye Span - four really happy guys and one happy chick who sits and embroiders or darns socks or something.  Even though Steeleye have taken to electrifying their equipment and moving from the smaller folk clubs to appear before a wider audience, we still found them to be completely down to earth folkies.

 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Deborah Knight on August 24, 2010, 10:50:52 AM

any news of a replacement for Ken yet Barry


I know that it is okay for me to say that a replacement hasn't been found as yet, because Peter mentioned it recently on his Facebook page :)

As soon as there is any news of any description that is ready to be made public, it will certainly appear on Peter's website without delay. I'll make sure of that, as I upload the news and info  :D

Peter says 'Patience, Grasshoppers' ;)



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: kate s on August 25, 2010, 08:26:47 PM
I know I repeat myself but once again here I go ------- for one night only anywhere in North West England bring back Bob Johnson & Tim Harries please so that I can wallow in nostalgia ::)!!!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: JohnS on August 25, 2010, 08:58:04 PM
and play 'Staring Robin'  :D

If anyone has not heard it, its 'Heavy Metal Folk'  ;D


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: kate s on August 25, 2010, 09:07:19 PM
and play Lady Diamond,Edward & Sir James the Rose :) :) :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Paul on August 26, 2010, 11:27:21 AM
I read a rather more realistic interview with Peter once in Beat Instrumental. I can't remember much of it, but two things I do remember. Peter lost his fiddle off the back of his motorbike on the way to the interview, and they once dressed as rockers for a Steeleye encore, and the bouncers wouldn't let Peter on the stage, because they thought he was a real rocker trying to storm the stage.

Paul


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Barry on October 19, 2010, 06:32:39 PM
Following an unexpected house move, I've been clearing out some of the stuff hoarded at my Mum's house to make room for mine. I've just discovered the poster and programme from the very first time I saw Steeleye. Fairfield Halls 1974; support Richard Digance. I remember being very excited .... the band opening with 'The Ups and Downs' and the performance of the mummer's play. Happy days!

 :) :) [;-)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Peter NZ on October 20, 2010, 08:43:00 AM
Here's hoping for a rock based guitarist who can sing and write.  Much as I admire Maddy, on the last album, "Cogs", Steeleye Span was just a very good backing band to her.  Less variety than any previous one and more folk-pop than folk-rock.  A good album, but wouldn't Messrs Johnson and Harries be useful about now?!

Sorry - maybe I'm living in the past - but I was listening to some of the old stuff this week.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: kate s on October 29, 2010, 02:19:39 PM
Very much agree, bring back Bob Johnson & Tim Harries !! :) Its quite nice living in the past you know !! ::)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Peter NZ on November 17, 2010, 07:51:26 AM
Thanks for that Kate!  Glad someone agreed.  Now I know why it's called "talkawhile" - it's a while until anyone talks!
Bought a copy of the five CDs in one "A Parcel of Steeleye Span" - the first 5 Chrysalis Albums the other day.  Very good it is too.  Older, flkier and rockier.  All the qualities that have been missing for a spell.
A great shame that thee are no videos available from that time.  I would dearly love a video of "The Journey" - there must be one!  Maybe now is the time for another concert like that one, before they all get too old.  Maybe in memory of Tim Hart?  They would have to video that one!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Malcolm on November 17, 2010, 08:10:54 AM

I would dearly love a video of "The Journey" - there must be one!  


I'd be surprised. We were practically strip-searched by security for illegal sandwiches going in to that, let alone cameras.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Peter NZ on November 18, 2010, 07:09:32 AM
I had sort of assumed that there was an official filming of the evening.  Wasn't the recently released video of Tim HArt singing John Barleycorn from that evening?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: SJN on November 18, 2010, 10:44:35 AM


I would dearly love a video of "The Journey" - there must be one!  


I'd be surprised. We were practically strip-searched by security for illegal sandwiches going in to that, let alone cameras.


Blimey!  We weren't subjected to any security checks at that event!  
Perhaps it's just that I just look so angelic........   ;)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: JohnS on December 01, 2010, 08:54:57 AM
It was filmed but apparantly the quality not good enough for a release.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on December 23, 2010, 03:57:48 PM
I can't believe I just found this - a video of the title track of the second Tim Hart children's album "Drunken Sailor" - now part of the 2 CD set, of course:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzFwZQth4Z0

With its very 80s electro / disco / funky beat as opposed to the folk rock of the other tracks...


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Barry on December 23, 2010, 04:36:34 PM
Wonderful.  Thanks Michael.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Barry on December 23, 2010, 04:52:05 PM
Three from Ainsdale Beach (at least one has been posted here before, I think)

The Lark In The Morning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLdVzL6_Vzc&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Dowd's Favourite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oJkpBI7Vco&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Female Drummer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz93oGirS4k&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chas on January 05, 2011, 10:21:23 PM
As a man of leisure I get to watch some daytime TV and on "Homes Under The Hammer" on BBC1 today they played a bit of "Happy Families" by Maddy and Rick as one of their usual pieces of rather 'literal' background music


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on January 07, 2011, 10:03:16 PM
My review of the Tim Hart & Friends nursery rhyme CD is now up at http://thurly.net/0k74


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on January 09, 2011, 03:04:31 PM

My review of the Tim Hart & Friends nursery rhyme CD is now up at http://thurly.net/0k74


Cracking review Michael. I gave a copy of this CD to my great nephew for Christmas, in hopes that he and his older sister will appreciate good music from their earliest years.  ;D  I also have a copy of my own - in anticipation of grandchildren one day.  ::)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Andy Tuck on January 11, 2011, 10:46:13 PM
For any of you in the area. From Peter Knight's facebook page.

"Peter will be busking in Plymouth City Centre with Richard Digance as part of Richard's 24 Hour Fundraising event 'Folk Relief', to be broadcast on BBC Radio Devon. The event commences at 2.00pm on Friday the 18th of February. Exact time and location will be posted in due course. Peter will also be spending an hour in the studio along... with lots of other folk faves."

http://www.folkrelief.co.uk/


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Jim on June 01, 2011, 06:04:30 PM
I just found this on you tube while looking at old celtic photos on another site
checkout the theme tune , who wrote it,who sang it and her dad wrote the show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dncuAchKAp4&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: JohnS on June 05, 2011, 09:19:51 PM

I just found this on you tube while looking at old celtic photos on another site
checkout the theme tune , who wrote it,who sang it and her dad wrote the show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dncuAchKAp4&feature=player_embedded


and for those desperate to buy it  :-X then its on 'Steeleye - a rare collection'


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: John M on September 04, 2011, 10:44:48 AM
Is there any word on a new album to promote on the forthcoming tour?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Barry on September 04, 2011, 11:10:28 AM
As I understand it there will not be a new album this time around.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on September 04, 2011, 12:49:12 PM

As I understand it there will not be a new album this time around.


From the horse's mouth (sorry, Peter!):

My main objectives are (hopefully) a new solo album for release next year, new material for Steeleye as we have plans to record a new studio album, again next year, and of course some new material to take into Gigspanner.
(Peter Knight's August 2011 newsletter)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on September 18, 2011, 10:58:49 AM
Good to see Gay treading the boards again (in the company of Dr Strangely Strange et al...Tim from DSS suggests they may do something as she was (briefly) in the band prior to Steeleye)

Looks like a lovely little festy...

http://spiritoffolk.com/


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on October 14, 2011, 04:57:44 PM
Here's a video from the rare Steeleye "25 Live" VHS, filmed in 1994:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiZJ4_2YTbg

Gentleman Soldier leading into Fighting For Strangers.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: RobertL on October 20, 2011, 10:29:29 PM
I lost track of Steeleye Span around the time of Rocket Cottage and finally caught up again when Time came out in 1996. Saw them that same year here at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Pittsburgh for a wonderful show with Gay & Maddy in top form but haven't heard anything since. Any suggestions for what post-'96 albums or concert releases are worth checking out? I did grab the Chrysalis reissues: a Parcel of & Another Parcel of... love them!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Andy Tuck on October 21, 2011, 02:00:10 AM
Of the recent albums, my favourite is "Bloody Men". The opening track is probably the best version of "Bonny Black Hare" ever.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: RobertL on October 21, 2011, 04:19:37 PM

Of the recent albums, my favourite is "Bloody Men". The opening track is probably the best version of "Bonny Black Hare" ever.


Thanks for that Andy! I'll have to give it a listen. I've also heard mixed reviews of They Called Her Babylon. I've been wanting to give it a listen, along with the recent live discs. I saw that they re-recorded a bunch of the tracks as selected by the fans. I probably should check that out as well..


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Barry on October 21, 2011, 04:49:31 PM
I'm rather partial to Cogs, Wheels & Lovers.  Back to Trad. arr roots for the 40th anniversary album.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: RobertL on October 21, 2011, 05:52:06 PM

I'm rather partial to Cogs, Wheels & Lovers.  Back to Trad. arr roots for the 40th anniversary album.


Ordered it today on Amazon. Any suggestions for the live stuff?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on October 28, 2011, 07:27:22 AM
Of the later live albums, I'd definitely recommend "Folk Rock Pioneers In Concert" (2006) over "Live From A Distance" (2009).  The performances on the latter generally lacked something to my ears, sounded a bit tired too often.  Not so "Folk Rock Pioneers..."


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: RobertL on October 28, 2011, 11:26:22 AM

Of the later live albums, I'd definitely recommend "Folk Rock Pioneers In Concert" (2006) over "Live From A Distance" (2009).  The performances on the latter generally lacked something to my ears, sounded a bit tired too often.  Not so "Folk Rock Pioneers..."

Thanks mate! I have Live At Last and Tonight's the Night...Live, both of which I enjoy but I have really wanted to hear some good, recent live recordings. I appreciate your recommendation and must score a copy. I was hoping there was some live material from the Time tour released as they sounded great... Oh well. Hope all is well down under.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: mickf on November 08, 2011, 05:06:55 PM
I must say that 'They Call Her Babylon' is a favourite of mine.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on November 26, 2011, 10:43:53 AM
Useless fact of the day:

Been messing around with my ipod and set up a playlist with every 'distinct' Steeleye recorded song. (no live tracks unless they don't appear on an album, excludes bootleg recordings unless a BBC session). Also, using some software, had to split 'bonus' tracks from their attached track as that really annoys me.  Only has tracks widely available (apart from one track ;) ) and the total number is....

247 tracks.





Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: steve from oz on November 27, 2011, 08:38:16 PM
A guess: is the track 'not widely available' Golden Vanity?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on November 27, 2011, 08:49:56 PM
Golden Vanity is on there. There are of course the ones that appear on the 'Parcel' collections as well.
I then just took the ones from live albums that don't appear anywhere - there are quite a few!. But as well as that I also got an audio version of the 25th Anniv. concert which meant I could put on the band doing Peters tracks - Picnic and E Flat English.
All the other 'rare' ones are from various BBC sessions (the ones that are of good quality) that have appeared here and there (and top quality bootlegs). My personal favourite is a perfect copy of the band doing 'Hello Mary Lou' as well as 'The three drunken maidens' - although the latter also appeared on another folk collection.


Unfortunately we are of course still waiting for the real 'gems' to appear that are probably hidden away in the collections of Peter/Maddy etc! Park records must have more up their sleeves! Staring Robin and Stuttering Lovers (both during 'Bedlam Born' sessions) spring to mind as studio outtakes that I'm sure we all love to hear someday!!

One day, one day!

I hope!  :P



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: peascod on December 25, 2011, 11:37:55 PM
Just caught old clip of Steeleye signing Gaudete as part of Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs on Channel 5, Christmas Day, 22:00, position 41 in the countdown, included short comments from Rick, Maddy and Peter and fairly recent clip of concert with Julian and Pete Zorn. Doesn't appear to be on Demand 5 though.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: peascod on December 26, 2011, 09:17:36 AM
Christmas Countdown seems to be scheduled to be repeated on Channel 5, today Mon 26th Dec at 19:05


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: johnnysaint (John) on December 26, 2011, 12:12:14 PM

Christmas Countdown seems to be scheduled to be repeated on Channel 5, today Mon 26th Dec at 19:05



Thanks peascod, will record it so that I can skip through the dross ;)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: peascod on December 27, 2011, 04:26:32 PM
Christmas Countdown scheduled to be repeated on 5* channel, Thursday 29th Dec at 21:00. it appears around about 1 hour in and position 41. The clip may well be from Electric Folk, Thoresby Hall, Nottingham, 1974


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: chrish9132 on January 01, 2012, 04:24:13 PM
It is the opening scenes of the Electric Folk Thoresby Hall episode - miming obviously.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on January 28, 2012, 05:25:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Aidktqlc8

newly uploaded.




Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on January 28, 2012, 05:30:31 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Aidktqlc8

newly uploaded.





Nice find, but not, sadly, their finest, er, 6:34....

Somewhere in London had me cowering behind the sofa.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Jim on January 28, 2012, 08:23:14 PM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Aidktqlc8

newly uploaded.





Nice find, but not, sadly, their finest, er, 6:34....

Somewhere in London had me cowering behind the sofa.


it was particulary horrible wasnt it


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on January 29, 2012, 12:55:08 PM



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Aidktqlc8

newly uploaded.





Nice find, but not, sadly, their finest, er, 6:34....

Somewhere in London had me cowering behind the sofa.


it was particulary horrible wasnt it


Fairly typical of the programme and the era generally in music sadly.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on March 14, 2012, 07:57:01 AM
Just gone up: a rare video of Steeleye on Australian TV in 2004.  It starts with a basic interview with "Mandy" and Peter, followed by The King (a capella).  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtvMiRw3IAo


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Deborah Knight on March 14, 2012, 09:32:54 AM
Ah, so that is what went on behind the closed door  :)

I was sat in an ante room whilst that was being recorded, so it is interesting to see that after all these years.

I enjoyed the visit to the ABC studio in Sydney though, and the State Theatre was stunning.

Ralph McTell was on that tour too. Some great memories have come flooding back!

There was another Australian tour for their 40th anniversary too, so I have my fingers crossed for one on their 45th!

Thanks for that  :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Jim on March 14, 2012, 10:48:52 AM

Ah, so that is what went on behind the closed door  :)

I was sat in an ante room whilst that was being recorded, so it is interesting to see that after all these years.

I enjoyed the visit to the ABC studio in Sydney though, and the State Theatre was stunning.

Ralph McTell was on that tour too. Some great memories have come flooding back!

There was another Australian tour for their 40th anniversary too, so I have my fingers crossed for one on their 45th!

Thanks for that  :)


thanks indeed but whatever you do dont click on the link for Renaissance doing widdecombe fair, ill advised is me being polite ,its horrible


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Bob Barrows on March 14, 2012, 01:29:02 PM

thanks indeed but whatever you do dont click on the link for Renaissance doing widdecombe fair, ill advised is me being polite ,its horrible
???
I've always liked their take on the song. Yeah, the video is unwatchable but the song's good!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: mickf on March 14, 2012, 03:00:45 PM
Great questions from the host!! Really insightful and hard hitting...... ;)   I thought Mandy held it all together well, though.



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on March 18, 2012, 12:52:46 PM
Only an excerpt, but rare!  :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDRTdX1hwUc


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on April 08, 2012, 03:24:32 PM
My review of "Now We Are Six Again" has finally gone up online: http://sleepinghedgehog.com/music/steeleye-span-now-we-are-six-again/


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Ollie on April 16, 2012, 01:24:17 AM
I was just looking for something totally unrelated on Spotify, and came across the expanded editions of Pleased to See the King and Ten Man Mop, complete with a load of radio sessions from that era. I don't remember their release being announced, but there's some excellent stuff on them, including things that were never otherwise recorded by the band (shanties and tunes, mainly). The quality is pretty poor, but excellent to hear nonetheless. When were they released?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Will S on April 16, 2012, 12:07:43 PM

I was just looking for something totally unrelated on Spotify, and came across the expanded editions of Pleased to See the King and Ten Man Mop, complete with a load of radio sessions from that era. I don't remember their release being announced, but there's some excellent stuff on them, including things that were never otherwise recorded by the band (shanties and tunes, mainly). The quality is pretty poor, but excellent to hear nonetheless. When were they released?


According to Amazon, that edition of Please to See was released by Sanctuary in 2008, and of TMM by Castle in 2006.  Neither is still in print, it seems.  People are advertising copies of the latter from about £15, but of the former the only listing is for £244 (+ p&p) from Japan!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Ollie on April 16, 2012, 03:44:16 PM
Blimey!  :o Downloadable from iTunes at £11.99 each, or 99p per track.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Will S on April 17, 2012, 08:25:23 AM

Blimey!  :o Downloadable from iTunes at £11.99 each, or 99p per track.


Are you telling me you wouldn't pay £230 to have the CD insert, with all the no doubt invaluable information it contains?  :o You cheapskate ;D


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on September 01, 2012, 10:52:54 AM
Anyone coming to their gig at Newark Palace theatre tonight . ? Come say hello if you are . Delfini ,Cp'tn Pugwash ,Amethyst ,Mave the Rave ,Pastiegirl and Pastieboy are going (to name a few).


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on September 01, 2012, 11:09:05 AM
See you there!!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on September 01, 2012, 12:09:15 PM

Anyone coming to their gig at Newark Palace theatre tonight . ? Come say hello if you are . Delfini ,Cp'tn Pugwash ,Amethyst ,Mave the Rave ,Pastiegirl and Pastieboy are going (to name a few).

Or in other words my two adopted sisters ,brother in law ,Mother ,bit on the side and myself . Tee hee .


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on September 01, 2012, 01:07:42 PM
Don't forget the flapjacks bruv!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on September 02, 2012, 07:31:19 PM
anyone know the playlist from yesterday?
cheers


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on September 02, 2012, 10:23:56 PM
Started off with -- 700 Elves , Thomas the Rhymer , Drink down the Moon ,then ?(in no particular order ) Creeping Jane ,Two Magicians,Betsy Bell ,Bonny black hare ,Mooncoin jig ,To know him is to love him ,cold haily windy night , two constant lovers ,Gaudete ,All around my Hat .
I think I missed one or two here.  Heeeelp someone . ?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on September 02, 2012, 10:44:24 PM
Can't remember.. But a great night...  (apart from the first bit...)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Vikki on September 03, 2012, 03:48:41 AM
700 Elves
Drink Down the Moon/Cuckoo's Nest
Thomas the Rhymer
Mooncoin Jig
Two Magicians
Betsy Bell and Mary Grey
To Know Him is to Love Him
Two Constant Lovers
Edward
Creeping Jane
Cold Haily Windy Night
Bonny Black Hare

ENCORES
All Around My Hat
Gaudete

I think that's everything - and they were absolutely marvellous, both at Newark on Saturday, and Moseley on Sunday - Totally worth 500 miles of driving (about 8 hours and I'm refusing to work out how much petrol!!! ;))


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on September 03, 2012, 11:26:33 AM
Good to meet you there Vikki!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on September 03, 2012, 12:11:46 PM

Good to meet you there Vikki!


Yes --Nice to have met you Vikki .


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Vikki on September 03, 2012, 01:03:41 PM
:)
It was good to meet all of you too :) Nice to put faces to names so to speak ;)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chas on September 25, 2012, 08:37:20 PM
People who have chosen Steeleye Span songs on Desert Island Discs!

Rick Stein

Broadcast | 01 Aug 1999

TV chef, Restaurateur, Cookery writer

Music | Steeleye Span - 'Padstow’ May Day Song

Iain Banks


Broadcast | 24 Aug 1997

Novelist

Music | Steeleye Span - Hares on the Mountain

Terry Pratchett

Broadcast | 09 Feb 1997

Fantasy fiction writer

Music | Steeleye Span - Thomas The Rhymer


Thomas Keneally

Broadcast | 26 Nov 1983

Novelist, Booker Prize winner

Music | Steeleye Span - The Boar's Head Carol

Brian Glover

Broadcast | 18 Oct 1980

Actor, Playwright, Wrestler

Music | Maddy Prior & Steeleye Span - The Lark In The Morning

David Edgar

Broadcast | 30 Jul 2006

Playwright

Music | Steeleye Span - The Gower Wassail

PLUS - Look who picked 2 Maddy Prior tracks!

Allan Prior

Broadcast | 13 Jan 1979

Novelist, Scriptwriter

Music | Maddy Prior - Canals (Just The Two Of Us)

Music | Maddy Prior - Never Been Kissed In The Same Place Twice (I don't remember seeing this one before - I must listen to the brioadcast!)





Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Shelley on September 26, 2012, 07:22:28 AM
I seem to remember someone (I think it was Andy Hamilton) choosing the Padstow May Song some years ago.

I wonder which books Maddy would choose!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chas on September 26, 2012, 10:30:07 AM

I seem to remember someone (I think it was Andy Hamilton) choosing the Padstow May Song some years ago.



No that wasn't one of his choices! Only Rick Stein has chosen Padstow (of course)  :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Claire M on September 26, 2012, 04:51:22 PM
Hiya,

I really want to read The Interrogators. Sounds just like my sort of thing. It might go on my Xmas list.

Can anyone recommend any Pratchett?? I remember reading one & loving it but can't remember which series it was, but I do remember there was somebody in it called Foul Ole Ron.


I wonder which books Maddy would choose!


Fantasy, maybe ??

I got a dichroic glass necklace a couple of weeks ago, my neighbour couldn't work out why I was so pleased when she said it came from Padstow :lol:


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Shelley on September 26, 2012, 07:25:56 PM
Ah Claire - you missed the fact that her Dad (Allan Prior) chose some of her songs, so I wondered if she would choose one of his books.

Chas - Rick Stein seemed too obvious for choosing Padstow, but it did cross my mind!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Deborah Knight on May 19, 2013, 04:24:12 PM
Whilst rummaging through some boxes in the barn, I came across this piece of Steeleye history.

You will need to be old enough to remember it, or a good student of Steeleye history to know what it is  :)

Fingers crossed that I have re-sized the image correctly...

[Photo over 400 days old. Removed by Admin.]


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on May 19, 2013, 05:34:17 PM
perhaps you should have changed the file name ;)



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Deborah Knight on May 19, 2013, 05:38:23 PM
 :D It wasn't meant to be a quiz. I just wondered who remembered it.

I am posting quite a few golden-oldie pics on Facebook, but you probably have seen them all, being an expert and all that :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: mickf on May 19, 2013, 05:47:32 PM
I remember the mummers plays - the first time I saw Steeleye they did it.  Happy days! [;-)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Deborah Knight on May 19, 2013, 07:37:51 PM
Hi Mick,

Lucky  :)

I have a vague memory of seeing it on TV.



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on May 19, 2013, 09:04:01 PM

 :D It wasn't meant to be a quiz. I just wondered who remembered it.

I am posting quite a few golden-oldie pics on Facebook, but you probably have seen them all, being an expert and all that :)


I love old photo's, keep 'em coming!!

I'm not an expert of anything :(


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Deborah Knight on May 19, 2013, 09:18:42 PM
Well, based on some of your comments here and there, I wouldn't want to go head to head with you in a quiz  :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Paul on May 19, 2013, 09:34:38 PM
Looks like you went head to head with somebody, and they lost theirs.  ;D

Paul


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Deborah Knight on May 19, 2013, 09:39:34 PM
Touché, Paul! ;D


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on May 21, 2013, 07:35:01 AM

Well, based on some of your comments here and there, I wouldn't want to go head to head with you in a quiz  :)


Its a thin line between being an expert or a geek, and I know which side my wife thinks I fall on  ;D



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: chrish9132 on July 21, 2013, 11:49:24 PM
Deborah the Mummers Play was part of the BBC Electric Folk Rivington Hall episode  


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: chrish9132 on July 23, 2013, 12:15:43 PM
And this is the mask that Peter wore as Saint George - who fought with Rick as Bold Slasher. Great Photo. Thanks


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Ronald on October 18, 2013, 10:26:17 PM

As you may have seen elsewhere I have been going through a pile of old ITs, Frendz etc...all great fun.  Amongst the collection I came across a mag called FAPTO which appears to be from the hippie metropolis of Margate.  Issue 4 includes an interview (of sorts) with Steeleye around the release of Ten Man Mop, or Mr. Reservoir Butler Rides Again .  Its a complete joke the interview..lots of swearing and nothing attributed to anybody in particular and the interviewers admit their tape recorder didn't work properly so they 'remembered' most of it.

If you want a flavour of it, here's the introduction (try not to wince):

Steeleye Span - four really happy guys and one happy chick who sits and embroiders or darns socks or something.  Even though Steeleye have taken to electrifying their equipment and moving from the smaller folk clubs to appear before a wider audience, we still found them to be completely down to earth folkies.

 ;D ;D


I'm reading some older threads at random and this post caught my eye. Absolutely wonderfull, I did not wince but could not help laughing out loud. Four really happy guys and one happy chick  ;D I wonder if the band read that article as well. I would love to read the whole article.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on December 06, 2013, 03:26:33 PM
Does anyone know what that foot pedal is that Peter uses for his solo on Bonny Black Hare?
Can it be used to any degree with a guitar ?
 What a fab sound . I want one .


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Deborah Knight on December 06, 2013, 03:56:42 PM
I know, I know!!  :D

It is a RAT pedal.

I have asked, and Peter says that it can be used with an electric guitar, in fact he says it can be used with anything but it works particularly well with his Octave fiddle.

I have noticed at gigs that when he is playing his solos on Bonny Black Hare, some people are looking at Julian thinking that the sound is coming from the guitar  :)

He also uses it on one of the Wintersmith tracks, but I can't think which one.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on December 06, 2013, 07:29:23 PM

I know, I know!!  :D

It is a RAT pedal.

I have asked, and Peter says that it can be used with an electric guitar, in fact he says it can be used with anything but it works particularly well with his Octave fiddle.

I have noticed at gigs that when he is playing his solos on Bonny Black Hare, some people are looking at Julian thinking that the sound is coming from the guitar  :)

He also uses it on one of the Wintersmith tracks, but I can't think which one.
My Pastiegirl said after it was played at Skeggy  "Wow !!! How I loved that "Grungy" guitar sound " .  When I said it was Peters fiddle replied --"Genius---the mans a genius "

Oh and now I'm revising my Crimbo wish list . I want one .  [;-)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Dan O. on December 07, 2013, 12:01:54 AM


I know, I know!!  :D

It is a RAT pedal.

I have asked, and Peter says that it can be used with an electric guitar, in fact he says it can be used with anything but it works particularly well with his Octave fiddle.

I have noticed at gigs that when he is playing his solos on Bonny Black Hare, some people are looking at Julian thinking that the sound is coming from the guitar  :)

He also uses it on one of the Wintersmith tracks, but I can't think which one.
My Pastiegirl said after it was played at Skeggy  "Wow !!! How I loved that "Grungy" guitar sound " .  When I said it was Peters fiddle replied --"Genius---the mans a genius "

Oh and now I'm revising my Crimbo wish list . I want one .  [;-)

Just out of interest, I looked up the Wiki entry for The RAT pedal, and found a very extensive list of musicians who have used one over the years :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro_Co_RAT


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Deborah Knight on December 07, 2013, 11:35:07 AM
I am sure that all interested parties will have seen this already, but here is the RAT pedal in action.
And look...no ponytail.
Should I play Delilah (not the song!) when we get home?  :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZPGS4h_QI


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on December 08, 2013, 09:31:56 PM
Quote:    Should I play Delilah (not the song!) when we get home?

 Debs---Wait till Peter's hair is a little longer then cut it . Then make some strange sounding strings for his bow .  :P


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on December 14, 2013, 01:38:30 PM
Not heard this before. Live from 1981. Its audio only but excellent quality and a quite brilliant performance of a song that has never done a lot for me but on this listening I love it!! The guitar work is amazing and might even be Tim because I'm sure there are two lead guitars going on and the main one has the distortion high which is not like Bob. Having said that listening to it now it might be Peter up to old tricks and getting the violin sounding like an electric guitar again! (I am rambling about the instrumental solos in the middle by the way)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEyzhL_ii-c


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Barry on December 14, 2013, 02:45:10 PM
Thanks for posting that, I'd not heard it before.

I think that there's a combination of Bob Johnson, Tim Hart and Peter all vying together over each other and taking it in turns at the fore, sometimes almost within phrases.  Superb arrangement, however they did it!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: mickf on December 14, 2013, 06:49:06 PM
Fantastic find - it really rocks along.  Thanks for this.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on December 14, 2013, 10:37:31 PM
excellent find.
But I smell a rat (pedal ). I reckon it's Bob and Peter taking it in turns to solo, although the violin sounds a lot like guitar, as we know it can.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on December 26, 2013, 10:18:58 PM
Great little section on gaudete just now on channel fives run down of top selling Xmas songs. Talk from Peter, Maddy and Rick. Plus even a clip of the current line up.
On channel 5 plus one in about 50 minutes :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on December 29, 2013, 09:41:35 PM


I know, I know!!  :D

It is a RAT pedal.

I have asked, and Peter says that it can be used with an electric guitar, in fact he says it can be used with anything but it works particularly well with his Octave fiddle.

I have noticed at gigs that when he is playing his solos on Bonny Black Hare, some people are looking at Julian thinking that the sound is coming from the guitar  :)

He also uses it on one of the Wintersmith tracks, but I can't think which one.
My Pastiegirl said after it was played at Skeggy  "Wow !!! How I loved that "Grungy" guitar sound " .  When I said it was Peters fiddle replied --"Genius---the mans a genius "

Oh and now I'm revising my Crimbo wish list . I want one .  [;-)

I have just ordered one of these- from ---  http://www.gak.co.uk/en/proco-rat-2/5435 with my saved Crimbo dosh . Lets see if I can get "That" sound I crave when it comes . .


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on January 30, 2014, 08:23:24 PM
How sad am I ?
 I have 219 Steeleye Span tracks on my I-Pod . The I=Pod is plugged into my car stereo with "Play All Continually "  function set . I have just passed the 150 tracks mark and still not got even slightly fed up .
In fact I have very much enjoyed my driving recently.
Am I becoming OSSD ?   =(Obsessive Steeleye Span Disorder).


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on January 30, 2014, 08:53:41 PM
Hi Trev
you're not alone in enjoying the OSSD compulsion, and you're not fed up with it yet, because there's such a wealth and variety in SS music to enjoy. Enjoy !


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on April 28, 2014, 10:57:50 PM
Still no proper Park Records website, just a holding page for Maddy's tour. (which has now finished)

What in God's name are they doing (Park Records that is). You can't even buy a Steeleye cd from their record company at the moment...!!!!!!   :o


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on April 29, 2014, 07:36:36 AM

What in God's name are they doing (Park Records that is).


Same as it ever was....


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Claire M on April 29, 2014, 12:04:07 PM
Hiya! You never get tired of a decent band, Trev.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on May 02, 2014, 11:23:47 AM
I had the chance to interview Ken Nicol last night as he is partway through his Australian tour.  The conversation covered matters such as Steeleye Span, the rigours of touring, his continual learning curve with the guitar, the questions of technicality vs melody and making music that’s distinctively personal – and more.

The audio is now up on the show blog: : http://rootsandbranchesaustralia.wordpress.com/interviews/ken-nicol-2014/


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: peascod on May 11, 2014, 07:53:27 PM
BGO records are releasing remastered CDs for Live at Last and Sails of Silver, Catalog No. BGOCD1147, 2 on 1 CD for £9.99, listed as a new release for May.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Paul on May 11, 2014, 10:28:03 PM
I will definitely get Live at Last, as it was the line-up I saw live in my youth. Not so sure about Sails of Silver.

About time they remastered Storm Force Ten. My wife bought it for me for Christmas. She must have paid a fortune for a second hand copy.

Paul


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Ollie on May 12, 2014, 01:31:20 AM
Surely, Storm Force Ten, Live at Last and Sails of Silver were all released, remastered, on the second Parcel of Steeleye set? Unless you're that bothered about having individual CDs, this is by far the best way to buy old Steeleye albums on CD.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on May 12, 2014, 09:10:16 AM

Surely, Storm Force Ten, Live at Last and Sails of Silver were all released, remastered, on the second Parcel of Steeleye set? Unless you're that bothered about having individual CDs, this is by far the best way to buy old Steeleye albums on CD.


It's certainly the cheapest, but is the mastering the same as on the  forthcoming BGos??


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Claire M on May 13, 2014, 06:22:52 PM
Hiya !! I too love that sound, Trev, hope you get it.
My cds are OK, only problem was/is that I always drop 1 cd from those sets, which is usually the 1 I want to play the most. Love L@L, not too sure re SoS, said song real fav., great memories of Xmas choir singing it, w/o verses so they had to la-la them.  Depends how often you’ll play your cds. Can cds wear out? I keep dreaming of upcoming SS gigs (does anyone else??) they’re so good, hope there’s one soon. 1 of the many things I continue to be surprised by is how good bands I’ve discovered since becoming re-acquainted w/ SS are.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Vivienne on May 16, 2014, 12:12:19 PM
Wow, Steeleye have finally got a website!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Will S on May 16, 2014, 01:27:37 PM
I was about to post that too: http://steeleyespan.org.uk/


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Claire M on May 16, 2014, 07:09:54 PM
Hiya,

Think that should have its own topic. I love b & w & the bg design looks like the wallpaper in my flat – nice font too. Now for tour dates near Cambs/MK…….


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Shelley on May 17, 2014, 09:24:24 AM
At last!  I love the cover photo.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on May 18, 2014, 10:38:43 PM
looking good, but is it any thing to do with Park ? Why , I wonder, when you click for details of albums, you get sent straight to Amazon ? Aren't Park selling direct any more ? You can buy from other suppliers, not just Amazon. Surely no-one has a monopoly on selling SS albums.
What about some choice of retailer ??


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on May 20, 2014, 09:03:14 PM
hmm. When you go to the Park Records Website (now much paired back) they also point you towards Amazon to buy Wintersmith and no longer list any other albums, at all, by any artist.

Definitely changes going on but sadly the rest of the band are not that active on Social Media (unlike Peter of course :) ) so probably not find out for a while. I wonder if they 'sold' the record company part of the business (or just disbanded it) and are just a 'promotions' company. Maybe they (Park Records) are winding down completely...

Interesting...


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 03, 2014, 02:00:37 PM
Ner date!

Warm-up show for the New Forest FF - 30th August @ Revelation St Mary's in Ashford Kent.

See you there?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: trewin on June 03, 2014, 06:15:05 PM
The email I had from St Mary's said Friday 29th August.

I'm hoping to attend.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 03, 2014, 06:24:44 PM
Yup, I made a transcription error.

Date now on the SS website, and tickets (unreserved, doors open @ 7) already on sale


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: PL (Peter) on June 04, 2014, 10:10:14 AM
Well, we cannot make it for the warm-up show,
but we'll be at New Forest FF  :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on June 15, 2014, 10:18:03 PM
I've often wondered...........the strings on the Hat album.
There aren't any credits for a small orchestra, who arranged the strings, etc. Does anyone know why this is ? was it because, in those days you didn't have to give such credits ?
Not sure if it's a good sound for the band. After all, Peter Knight and Nigel Pegrum could play oboe, flute, violin and viola, so with multi-tracking you could get a similar sound.
Any thoughts ?
Geoff


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Austin S on June 15, 2014, 10:48:34 PM

I've often wondered...........the strings on the Hat album.
There aren't any credits for a small orchestra, who arranged the strings, etc. Does anyone know why this is ? was it because, in those days you didn't have to give such credits ?
Not sure if it's a good sound for the band. After all, Peter Knight and Nigel Pegrum could play oboe, flute, violin and viola, so with multi-tracking you could get a similar sound.
Any thoughts ?
Geoff


Geoff -- I can find citations suggesting Mike Batt arranged the strings on the album, but not a word about who the players might be (save that some are explicitly stating that Peter Knight is not part of said string section).


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on June 18, 2014, 07:40:23 PM
thanks for that.
Maybe we should start something online.
"anyone who admits to playing strings on AAMH for Steeleye Span, please come forward ". Only joking.
Odd that it should be so anonymous, though.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: jude on June 18, 2014, 08:54:55 PM

thanks for that.
Maybe we should start something online.
"anyone who admits to playing strings on AAMH for Steeleye Span, please come forward ". Only joking.
Odd that it should be so anonymous, though.


I know Mike had his own orchestra of session players and as such they would have been paid per session and not specifically named. They would have been professional classical string players, and that's how they made their living..That's why they rarely got credited in those days, as session players thaye wouldn't have been.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Austin S on June 18, 2014, 10:15:05 PM


thanks for that.
Maybe we should start something online.
"anyone who admits to playing strings on AAMH for Steeleye Span, please come forward ". Only joking.
Odd that it should be so anonymous, though.


I know Mike had his own orchestra of session players and as such they would have been paid per session and not specifically named. They would have been professional classical string players, and that's how they made their living..That's why they rarely got credited in those days, as session players thaye wouldn't have been.


Interesting! Thanks for the information, Jude!  :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on June 18, 2014, 10:53:32 PM
thanks Jude. Yes that probably wraps it up. I thought someone might know !
cheers.
Geoff


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Jamie73 on June 19, 2014, 09:18:48 AM
In the "Complete Steeleye Span" book by Tim Hart and Robin Denselow, there are a couple of pictures of Tim Hart, Maddy Prior, Nigel Pegrum, and Rick Kemp with Matt Batt. I wonder if for a brief moment he was considering joining the band after Peter Knight and Bob Johnson left?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: David W on June 19, 2014, 12:35:40 PM

In the "Complete Steeleye Span" book by Tim Hart and Robin Denselow, there are a couple of pictures of Tim Hart, Maddy Prior, Nigel Pegrum, and Rick Kemp with Matt Batt. I wonder if for a brief moment he was considering joining the band after Peter Knight and Bob Johnson left?


were they "All Around Mike Batt"


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: HEM on June 19, 2014, 04:22:07 PM
The new Steeleye website has dates for a UK tour in October.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Darren_j on June 23, 2014, 07:45:29 PM
Booked for New Forest Festival - four of us


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Rachel Jones on June 24, 2014, 05:57:41 PM
Tickets booked for glamorous Croydon. Excited!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: mickf on June 25, 2014, 11:46:44 AM
And once again, nothing in South Wales....mutter mutter, I think I'll go away and sulk!!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: bassline (Mike) on June 29, 2014, 11:08:10 PM
The Saucy Sailor has now been an earworm for the last four days. Not complaining.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: dcmissen(david missen) on November 24, 2014, 10:47:23 PM
Evidence of a youth well spent...

[Photo over 400 days old. Removed by Admin.]


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on November 25, 2014, 10:50:46 PM
wow,
Steeleye, MMEB and BJH.......... my 3 favourite acts by a long way.
A man after my own heart, sir.
Also, I was the only member of my family not to have been born in Ipswich, strangely enough ,
Geoff


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Ollie on January 28, 2015, 11:25:57 PM
Not sure if these have been posted before, but here's a few Steeleye videos I'd not come across before:

The making of Time Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k_4gRmpx5E and Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-zA2l75QRg

25th Anniversary concert part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRbmFlVrSX4, part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vybqCbXNq38 and part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c7o9Farh1M





Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on April 01, 2015, 09:25:41 PM
A nice little interview with some of the band at the recent HRH Prog  festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5_S0jIvTRs

your comments please


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on April 01, 2015, 09:47:48 PM

A nice little interview with some of the band at the recent HRH Prog  festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5_S0jIvTRs

your comments please


Love Liam, what  a star  ;D ;D   :-X :-X

Jessie mentioned US and Canada, not seen any US dates yet but that sounds promising for the old colony.
Confirming again new album and UK Winter Tour. Oh, and Holland at some point.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chris on April 02, 2015, 08:49:36 AM
I've seen Canada dates, not USA ones so far


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on April 07, 2015, 03:58:20 PM
Lots of US dates up on the Steeleye website now for July


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 05, 2015, 09:51:13 AM
Maddy's out with BBC Music Day singing on Hadrian's Wall.....

More here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-32974175) (you may need to page down, it's a timeline of the day)

Quote
Further along the wall, the beautiful and tranquil setting of Lanercost Priory will provide a stunning backdrop for opera singer Anna Flanagan.  She will then pass the baton on to two fiddle players (Marilyn Framrose and Bridget Ennever from Northumberland) who will travel in a vintage car to Banks East Turret to meet the lead singer of Steeleye Span,Maddy Prior. One of the most respected folk singers in England, Maddy will give a unique performance by the edge of the Wall at Banks East Turret. - See more at: http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/hadrians-wall-sings-bbc-music-day/#sthash.VPtBCv7V.dpuf


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on June 05, 2015, 11:31:51 AM
Susan Lambert looks very nice, but who she?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 06, 2015, 04:01:38 PM
More links
Maddy - http://bbc.in/1Qzr4xA

The whole Hadrian's Wall thing - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-32974175


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: peascod on July 26, 2015, 12:14:41 PM
Noticed on Amazon that Steeleye Span's 20th Anniversary concert is being released again under the Access All Areas label, to be released on 14th August, £9.99, for DVD and CD package.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on July 26, 2015, 11:08:22 PM
That's good news. I have the DVD from an earlier release. It's a good performance from the days when Messrs Genocky and Harries were new to the band. A lively and  energetic performance, with a good choice of older material, plus songs from Tempted and Tried. I'll probably get it for the CD.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on October 26, 2015, 10:41:51 PM
What a pain, the release date has slipped from August to October, and now January 2016.
Wonder what's going on here !?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chris on October 27, 2015, 10:23:30 AM
Possibly re-recording the bits that Pete Z played on? But I don't know....


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Barry on October 27, 2015, 11:23:58 AM
I think you may have read the earlier posts wrong, Chris. Pete Z wasn't in the band on the 20th Anniversary.  It was the "Tempted And Tried" tour.  Quite a good DVD as I recall.  Certainly better than the 25th Anniversary one.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on October 27, 2015, 11:26:23 AM

What a pain, the release date has slipped from August to October, and now January 2016.
Wonder what's going on here !?


I don't know either, but I'd hazard a guess that if they missed a deadline in August or September (artwork, signing off proofs of the inlay, organizing a barcode...) then manufacturing capacity for the back end of the year was booked up with producing releases for the Christmas market?  


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on October 28, 2015, 09:06:19 PM
From Dylan Carlson's FB feed:

When worlds collide - looking forward to hearing this air on BBC Radio 4: DRC & Maddy Prior (of Steeleye Span)
here's the synopsis. . .
“Maddy Prior of electric folk pioneers Steeleye Span has thrown down the gauntlet: namely for her daughter, doom metal cult heroine Rose Kemp, to compose a new work with a collaborator outside of her chosen genre – Jon Boden of folk revivalists Bellowhead. Returning the challenge, Rose has arranged for her mother to meet and write with Dylan Carlson of influential drone-metal progenitors Earth. BBC Radio 4 joins them in this experiment, as they discuss their lives in music, family and the songwriter’s process. As well as the resulting songs, the two programmes will also feature interviews with their collaborators and contributions from those attached to their musical legacies, including John Kirkpatrick (Steeleye Span), Hamish Glencross (Vallenfyre, My Dying Bride) and Mike Vennart (Vennart, Oceansize).”
Part 1: airs 11:30am (GMT) Nov 3rd // Part 2: Nov 10th. (the programme will be available to stream online after broadcasting at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06mfqc8)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Brian D on October 29, 2015, 08:11:32 PM
Back in February, Julian said in an interview that Steeleye had started work on a new album.

http://www.grapevinelive.co.uk/interview-julian-littman/  

I've not heard anything since then. I would assume that if a new album was due it would be out in time for their upcoming tour. Does anyone have any info about it please?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on October 31, 2015, 02:20:57 PM
Sadly it looks like an album must have been delayed.
Pete Zorn leaving probably had an impact on the timing of a new album but since nothing official has been said then who knows.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on December 09, 2015, 07:08:10 PM
There's a nice radio interview with Rick at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p037jvyl.

Less than two weeks left to listen.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: mickf on December 09, 2015, 09:00:44 PM
Just seen the announcement on Fairport's website. Steeleye will be at Cropredy in 2016. Great news, now I must try to make sure I can get there this year!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on December 10, 2015, 08:44:46 AM
Fab at Skeggy...  My first time with the new lineup, loved the new fiddle player, and Maddy in Uke.

So pleased they will be at Crop... It's about time they came back.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on January 18, 2016, 07:27:14 PM
and here's a video of Maddy playing the Uke.
Thank you Frits on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv1h5ITPLag


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: steve from oz on January 18, 2016, 10:44:18 PM
Thank you for posting that Geoffrey. Loved it! The voices blend so well with the current line up.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Geoffrey on February 24, 2016, 07:25:37 PM
good to see the website has been updated with some festivals for the coming season.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: peascod on March 19, 2016, 10:17:21 PM
Amusing Gaudete parody
Fairport Convention - . A tribute to Steeleye Span - Cropredy & Crudites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYCswKefchY


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on April 11, 2016, 03:08:29 PM
Steeleye recorded The Handweaver & The Factory Maid, of course.  But not when Martin Carthy was in the band.

He has however recorded the song with Brass Monkey and The Imagined Village, but has never released a solo version.

Therefore, here is a rare live recording of Martin performing the song in Australia in 1989.  Just the audio, although the accompanying pic was taken after the same gig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMQxHmisclM


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: HEM on April 30, 2016, 02:03:37 PM
The Steeleye web site seems to have gone off the air.  

Since at least 2 days I see only a "Default Paralells Plesk Panel".



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on April 30, 2016, 02:11:24 PM

The Steeleye web site seems to have gone off the air.  

Since at least 2 days I see only a "Default Paralells Plesk Panel".




That's probably more up to date and useful information than it normally carries?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: peascod on April 30, 2016, 02:12:52 PM
It is one of those deleted by the hosting service, 123. "The hosting firm ran a script containing a catastrophic error as part of its clean-up process." A Scottish football club was also affected.  www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/18/123_reg_mass_deletion_woes_continue/


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on April 30, 2016, 04:44:44 PM
I assume it was effected by the 123.reg domain issues, along with Park Promotions. Some websites will be lost forever as a result. It was on BBC news online the other day.

a yes, referenced in the post above, sorry.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: HEM on May 03, 2016, 03:07:01 PM
The Steeleye site is back again.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: joker1961 on August 24, 2016, 05:39:38 AM
Hello Peeps, I`m new to forum love Steeleye Span with more folky bands like Fairport/McTell/Jansch/Renboure just dropping a line to say hello


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: joker1961 on August 26, 2016, 05:24:17 AM
sorry to ask this but is anyone out there... ???


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 26, 2016, 07:21:17 AM
Ssssshhhhhhh.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Brian D on August 26, 2016, 10:29:17 AM
Hello joker 1961, welcome to the forum. I think we're all on tenterhooks at the moment, waiting for snippets of information about the new album  :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on August 26, 2016, 11:07:06 AM

Hello joker 1961, welcome to the forum. I think we're all on tenterhooks at the moment, waiting for snippets of information about the new album  :)


Especially a track listing :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on September 02, 2016, 08:59:58 AM
I've put on youtube a poor quality version of Staring Robin. There is no other version available at all and I've had it years (since my Brother recorded it  :o )  but never bothered to put it up due to the quality. However, since it keeps being mentioned and not many people will have heard it at all, I have put it up for 'historical interest'.

It is a shame the recording is so 'bassy' as it doesn't really bring out Gay's fantastic Bodhran playing on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZQ7GP_RQlI


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on September 02, 2016, 09:01:16 AM

I've put on youtube a poor quality version of Staring Robin. There is no other version available at all and I've had it years (since my Brother recorded it  :o )  but never bothered to put it up due to the quality. However, since it keeps being mentioned and not many people will have heard it at all, I have put it up for 'historical interest'.

It is a shame the recording is so 'bassy' as it doesn't really bring out Gay's fantastic Bodhran playing on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZQ7GP_RQlI



I've got more rare recordings that I might put up at some point if I don't get told off in the meantime.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: StephenGiles on September 02, 2016, 08:59:00 PM
Unfortunately it's not on my Ludlow Castle recording from 02/07/2000 :'(


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: steve from oz on September 02, 2016, 11:48:08 PM
Thank you for posting. LOVE Staring Robin. I had given up all hope of ever hearing the song. Tim rox.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Brian D on September 03, 2016, 01:10:44 PM
Many thanks for posting Staring Robin, Greg. The sound quality is better than I was expecting (I've certainly heard much worse on YouTube!).

Thanks also for putting up the lyrics. It's much appreciated.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on September 26, 2016, 10:49:38 AM
Looks like www.Jessiemaysmart.com has been given a facelift. Looks good with a News/Blog page and a Steeleye page, both of which look like will be a good source of Steeleye info :)

The new album is mentioned on the site....


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chris on September 26, 2016, 11:23:58 AM
The news items are both dated September 24, giving an idea of how recently this happened.

Quote
The recording continues with Steeleye Span for the forthcoming album, with the addition of scream-into-electric-violin-with-delay and other similar common musical techniques


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: mickf on September 26, 2016, 02:29:21 PM
There appears to be a misprint (or worse) on the Steeleye page of Jessie's website. The tour details say the band are playing at Porthcawl Grand Theatre on 28th October. Strange, since I've got a ticket for Maesteg Town Hall on the very same night.  :o - Right country, wrong town!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on September 26, 2016, 02:39:57 PM

There appears to be a misprint (or worse) on the Steeleye page of Jessie's website. The tour details say the band are playing at Porthcawl Grand Theatre on 28th October. Strange, since I've got a ticket for Maesteg Town Hall on the very same night.  :o - Right country, wrong town!


Bizarrely both venues are listed here http://steeleye.freeservers.com/gigs.htm


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Barry on September 26, 2016, 02:55:03 PM
The ticket link is correct - I'll give Richard a shout.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on September 26, 2016, 02:57:54 PM
Foster and Allen are at Porthcawl on the same night.

I wonder which one I would watch  :o


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on September 26, 2016, 04:03:51 PM

Foster and Allen are at Porthcawl on the same night.
I wonder which one I would watch  :o


Foster. Allen's a hack.  ;D


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Jim on September 27, 2016, 03:22:44 PM


Foster and Allen are at Porthcawl on the same night.
I wonder which one I would watch  :o


Foster. Allen's a hack.  ;D

quality


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on January 02, 2017, 12:05:15 PM
As well as running his recording studio in Queensland for many years now, Nigel Pegrum also plays in a band called Kamerunga.  I just stumbled upon this video of theirs a couple of days ago:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhHGOIjRF60


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Roland on January 26, 2017, 10:12:34 PM

As well as running his recording studio in Queensland for many years now, Nigel Pegrum also plays in a band called Kamerunga.  I just stumbled upon this video of theirs a couple of days ago:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhHGOIjRF60


Hello,Michael!
This is the answer to what I ask myself sometimes: What about Nigel Pegrum in Australia, is he still doing some music and what kind of? Thanks a lot for this! It's great to hear about him and it is very interesting music he does. I think I will order a CD or two.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on January 27, 2017, 04:18:12 PM


As well as running his recording studio in Queensland for many years now, Nigel Pegrum also plays in a band called Kamerunga.  I just stumbled upon this video of theirs a couple of days ago:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhHGOIjRF60


Hello,Michael!
This is the answer to what I ask myself sometimes: What about Nigel Pegrum in Australia, is he still doing some music and what kind of? Thanks a lot for this! It's great to hear about him and it is very interesting music he does. I think I will order a CD or two.


He also played in the very fine and esoteric prog act Gnidrolog, back in the day. But you probably know that.  ::)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Jim on January 27, 2017, 05:07:41 PM



As well as running his recording studio in Queensland for many years now, Nigel Pegrum also plays in a band called Kamerunga.  I just stumbled upon this video of theirs a couple of days ago:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhHGOIjRF60


Hello,Michael!
This is the answer to what I ask myself sometimes: What about Nigel Pegrum in Australia, is he still doing some music and what kind of? Thanks a lot for this! It's great to hear about him and it is very interesting music he does. I think I will order a CD or two.


He also played in the very fine and esoteric prog act Gnidrolog, back in the day. But you probably know that.  ::)


I had the great misfortune to see the terrible gnidrolog including Mr P for acouple of bob, but luckily they were only supporting  the SAHB who were, as always, amazing, so the night was not wasted.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on January 28, 2017, 12:11:53 PM




As well as running his recording studio in Queensland for many years now, Nigel Pegrum also plays in a band called Kamerunga.  I just stumbled upon this video of theirs a couple of days ago:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhHGOIjRF60


Hello,Michael!
This is the answer to what I ask myself sometimes: What about Nigel Pegrum in Australia, is he still doing some music and what kind of? Thanks a lot for this! It's great to hear about him and it is very interesting music he does. I think I will order a CD or two.


He also played in the very fine and esoteric prog act Gnidrolog, back in the day. But you probably know that.  ::)


I had the great misfortune to see the terrible gnidrolog including Mr P for acouple of bob, but luckily they were only supporting  the SAHB who were, as always, amazing, so the night was not wasted.


Each to his own of course. I always like, and have liked,  Gnidrolog, while the SAHB I find unlistenable.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Roland on January 28, 2017, 10:53:49 PM
There is a wide field between 'fine esoteric prog' and 'terrible' and this catches my interest! Yes, I know them but only from reading about, but never had a listen to their music. In my mind they had two studio and one live album in the early '70's before Nigel joined Steeleye. Now I read they had a reunion in the year 2000 and made a new album not only with drummer Nigel Pegrum but with a bass player called Rick Kemp! I think there are some cd's more on my 'wanted list' ;-). But there is a miracle for me: Who are SAHB??? Sensational Alex Harvey Band?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on January 29, 2017, 07:57:58 AM

Who are SAHB??? Sensational Alex Harvey Band?


Aye  :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Alan2 on January 29, 2017, 03:09:21 PM

There is a wide field between 'fine esoteric prog' and 'terrible' and this catches my interest! Yes, I know them but only from reading about, but never had a listen to their music. In my mind they had two studio and one live album in the early '70's before Nigel joined Steeleye. Now I read they had a reunion in the year 2000 and made a new album not only with drummer Nigel Pegrum but with a bass player called Rick Kemp! I


The 2 Gnidrolog studio albums are still available, and there's a small but loyal bunch of fans, like myself. If you want  good affordable editions which sound okay, the BGO 2on 1 of In Spite of Harry's Toenail/ Lady Lake is good. Otherwise the Esoteric label individual reissues are fine. If you like Gentle Giant you might like them. And the singer can sound a bit like Pete Hammill, which could put some people off.

The comeback album Prospice: Respice is rather different, and a curate's egg as to quality.

I imagine there's plenty of Gnidrolog on Youtube etc. to dip your toes in.

I'd forgotten about Rick Kemps' appearance on the 2000 album.  8)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Phil Perry on January 30, 2017, 09:36:00 PM
Strangely enough, whilst i don't like the original Gnidrolog albums, I love the 2000 comeback, with the superb SS rhythm section. Talking of which ... I assume the reason that SS are absent at the moment is that they still are busy auditioning for a bassist ?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on February 03, 2017, 07:17:09 PM
On FB somone mentioned the Band are taking 2017 off. Does anyone know if this is the case?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: chrish9132 on February 05, 2017, 10:54:49 PM
If true that's a shame as it would be good to promote the new album which I think is their strongest for ages. I wonder if Rick's leaving has somehow altered the momentum?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: HEM on March 27, 2018, 07:35:23 PM
Seems to have gone a bit quiet here (no post for over a year) :-X

TBH for my wife & myself Steeleye "died" when Ken departed followed by Peter...


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: blagden on March 27, 2018, 09:37:52 PM
They're gigging this summer including Shrewsbury FF so it seems life goes on, along I do agree it cannot be underestimated the influence Peter had on/in the band.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on May 23, 2018, 04:38:00 PM
From the long-deleted "25 Live" VHS release of 1995, Steeleye with Eb English and Tam Lin...

https://youtu.be/wmcT2EQZifk


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Phil Perry on June 26, 2018, 09:22:58 PM
Can I be the first one to mention that it's Steeleye's 50th anniversary next year. I had the original idea that it could be marked by a reunion at Cropredy (say on the Thursday or Friday) ! Obvious invitees would be Ashley Hutchings, Martin Carthy, Peter Knight, Rick Kemp, John Kirkpatrick & Ken Nicol. The campaign starts here …  8)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 26, 2018, 10:19:12 PM
Watch this space, but possibly elsewhere


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: steve from oz on June 26, 2018, 11:43:36 PM
Reunion for 50th? Give a petition to sign!!!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 27, 2018, 06:52:10 AM
I suspect they'd rather do their own thing?  (Although, festival wise, they don't have a brilliant track record, do they...)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on October 09, 2018, 10:30:17 AM
The brilliant appearance at the SHewsbury Folk Festival is now available in full on Youtube (posted by the festival so bone fide and wont get pulled down!) .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9eDa1dQ2mQ&list=PLn09QzYUbGaJqNH6KePMU3m2lHTDvfNxc&t=7s&index=16

I've listened to it quite a lot since it was streamed (I recorded it while it was streamed in case it didn't get published! lol) and think it is great. Alison Gross and Marrowbones are a joy to listen to.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: William on October 14, 2018, 12:38:41 PM

I suspect they'd rather do their own thing?  (Although, festival wise, they don't have a brilliant track record, do they...)


I saw the seven piece Steeleye in Long Melford last night. Only two of them were in the band that performed at Spanfest, which was held a few hundred yards away in 2007. That was a really great, never to be repeated, festival. Surprisingly no mention was made of it last night. Is this something that Maddy doesn't want to remember?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: steve-n on October 16, 2018, 10:29:16 AM


I suspect they'd rather do their own thing?  (Although, festival wise, they don't have a brilliant track record, do they...)


That was a really great, never to be repeated, festival. Surprisingly no mention was made of it last night. Is this something that Maddy doesn't want to remember?


Repeated the following year at Stanford Hall... :)

Neither Stanford nor Long Melford seem (for a variety of reasons) to have been commercially successful...although the line-ups at both were great.

Must dig out the t-shirts.....


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: William on October 17, 2018, 03:54:17 PM



I suspect they'd rather do their own thing?  (Although, festival wise, they don't have a brilliant track record, do they...)


That was a really great, never to be repeated, festival. Surprisingly no mention was made of it last night. Is this something that Maddy doesn't want to remember?


Repeated the following year at Stanford Hall... :)

Neither Stanford nor Long Melford seem (for a variety of reasons) to have been commercially successful...although the line-ups at both were great.

Must dig out the t-shirts.....

I stand corrected. I seem to remember that Stanford Hall was only a one day event though. Website chatter at the time made it seem as if they were going to repeat Spanfest at Long Melford the following year. I always suspected that it was Kentwell Hall that got cold feet. It was a departure from their normal type of event and they haven't done anything like it since.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: steve-n on October 17, 2018, 05:51:27 PM




I suspect they'd rather do their own thing?  (Although, festival wise, they don't have a brilliant track record, do they...)


That was a really great, never to be repeated, festival. Surprisingly no mention was made of it last night. Is this something that Maddy doesn't want to remember?


Repeated the following year at Stanford Hall... :)

Neither Stanford nor Long Melford seem (for a variety of reasons) to have been commercially successful...although the line-ups at both were great.

Must dig out the t-shirts.....

I stand corrected. I seem to remember that Stanford Hall was only a one day event though. Website chatter at the time made it seem as if they were going to repeat Spanfest at Long Melford the following year. I always suspected that it was Kentwell Hall that got cold feet. It was a departure from their normal type of event and they haven't done anything like it since.

Not meant as a correction...just an observation... :)
Stanford Hall was a one day event, but there didn't seem to be too many paying guests as I recall, which was a shame as the line-up was pretty good.
Not sure a return to Kentwell was ever on the cards for a variety of reasons which are probably best left unexplored....


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on October 18, 2018, 09:53:50 AM





I suspect they'd rather do their own thing?  (Although, festival wise, they don't have a brilliant track record, do they...)


That was a really great, never to be repeated, festival. Surprisingly no mention was made of it last night. Is this something that Maddy doesn't want to remember?


Repeated the following year at Stanford Hall... :)

Neither Stanford nor Long Melford seem (for a variety of reasons) to have been commercially successful...although the line-ups at both were great.

Must dig out the t-shirts.....

I stand corrected. I seem to remember that Stanford Hall was only a one day event though. Website chatter at the time made it seem as if they were going to repeat Spanfest at Long Melford the following year. I always suspected that it was Kentwell Hall that got cold feet. It was a departure from their normal type of event and they haven't done anything like it since.

Not meant as a correction...just an observation... :)
Stanford Hall was a one day event, but there didn't seem to be too many paying guests as I recall, which was a shame as the line-up was pretty good.
Not sure a return to Kentwell was ever on the cards for a variety of reasons which are probably best left unexplored....


I have friends connected to Kentwell Hall, evidently it was not publicised very well and they didn't make much money, it was also a long way outside the owners comfort zone, they live in the hall, so they are not going down that road again, which is a shame.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on November 15, 2018, 10:20:58 AM
For your viewing pleasure....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJl2wJKYxm4


(I managed to get the original London promo video)  



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 15, 2018, 07:21:54 PM

For your viewing pleasure....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJl2wJKYxm4


(I managed to get the original London promo video)  




'Archaeologically' great find.  Musically...dear oh dear...


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on November 16, 2018, 08:21:19 PM
Another new video I've uploaded for your viewing pleasure (maybe).
But be warned, this is 1986. Dark times for music and fashion, especially on tv. Anyway, I have always quite liked the song (lady diamond) and it looks like its being played live and with a bit energy.

https://youtu.be/0O2-Nl6i3vM


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 16, 2018, 08:59:03 PM

Another new video I've uploaded for your viewing pleasure (maybe).
But be warned, this is 1986. Dark times for music and fashion, especially on tv. Anyway, I have always quite liked the song (lady diamond) and it looks like its being played live and with a bit energy.

https://youtu.be/0O2-Nl6i3vM



That's considerably better  :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on January 12, 2019, 01:09:01 PM
I had that Lady Diamond video on an old VHS which I foolishly lent out before I started digitising the collection - and of course never got the tape back, so I despaired of ever seeing it again. And here it is!  :)

The same week on the same network, Steeleye appeared on the show Sunday, performing Take My Heart and some song about a hat...  It'd be nice if they were somehow unearthed too - but this is good to see all by itself.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on January 13, 2019, 10:23:41 AM
Here is another one I have managed to find and it's quite special. The band playing 'Cam Ye' live in 1976, thought to be from a Finnish TV appearance.
Very rare to see the band at their Peak live in the 70's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikvIk_6PtzI&feature=youtu.be


Full concert does not sadly exist.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on January 13, 2019, 11:43:34 AM
and the next. Black Jack Davy this time. And a brilliant version of the song with great vocals, great fiddle from Peter and none of Mike Batt's 70's over production from the album version!!

The is the last one though :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW5ENEnV6n8&feature=youtu.be



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: fstix (Michael) on January 13, 2019, 12:55:50 PM
Wonderful stuff. I shall merely add the video of that hat song, from 'Sunday' Australian TV 1986.  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz2hBXGeDmY


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on January 13, 2019, 09:02:47 PM
Nice one :)
That was next on my list to upload but you beat me to it lol!

I also have Take my Heart but sadly only about a minute of it which is a real shame  :(


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on June 17, 2019, 07:01:27 PM
I just saw this....not sure if it's a new announcement or not.  Apologies if already known... https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/steeleye-span-50th-anniversary?fbclid=IwAR3g5RviEtx902HlaIsXTcgGRijiWSD7dO5blg1XRlRqEZP0pHTdMnsmkKU



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chris on June 17, 2019, 08:13:41 PM
Went on sale on Friday. Bought my ticket this morning


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on June 17, 2019, 08:41:58 PM
booked as well :)

This is the last date on the Nov/Dec tour, all dates are on the official website. And on mine of of course! lol  www.steeleyespanfan.co.uk



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: peascod on August 04, 2019, 01:19:27 PM
I was browsing at bookshop recently and came across The Book of Ballads and Sagas by Charles Vess, it is dedicated to Jacqui, Sandy and Maddy. It includes graphic novel style illustrated ballads and sagas, 9 of them will be familiar from Steeleye Span recordings (False Knight, King Henry, Thomas the Rhymer, Tam Lin, Demon Lover, Twa Corbies, Galtee Farmer, Alison Gross, The Great Selchie). Bought it for £21.99 and I am really enjoying it alongside re-listening to the songs.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Will S on August 04, 2019, 09:52:47 PM
That sounds very interesting.  Will keep my eyes out for that.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on August 05, 2019, 06:27:41 AM
This originally came out in comic form (4 issues?), and has obviously been reissued now as a book.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on August 21, 2019, 03:31:30 PM

I just saw this....not sure if it's a new announcement or not.  Apologies if already known... https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/steeleye-span-50th-anniversary?fbclid=IwAR3g5RviEtx902HlaIsXTcgGRijiWSD7dO5blg1XRlRqEZP0pHTdMnsmkKU




I have now seen that Martin Carthy is booked to play this and I have heard Peter Knight will be there as well. It follows in a recent tradition of anniversary/special concerts in London featuring past members. Let's hope there are few more that will come along.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chris on August 21, 2019, 03:47:36 PM
thankfully already booked! This will be the gig that ought to end up on DVD


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on August 21, 2019, 03:50:21 PM

thankfully already booked! This will be the gig that ought to end up on DVD


I agree, but sadly they also have a history of not publishing these anniversary gigs :(   The closest we have is one video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrQL315w0_c



Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on September 11, 2019, 10:46:08 AM
Steeleye played in Russia for the first time  ever last week..!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ADSx2sPJMs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8e7k2k2ugQ



and  the 50th anniversary documentary coming out later this year has interviews with Bob Johnson, his first public 'appearance' for nearly 20 years :)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: peascod on October 26, 2019, 11:58:45 AM
Looks like there will be some article about Steeleye Span in the next issue of Record Collector, out 7th November. Noted on page 7 of current issue (Next Month : CSNY plus Marillion, Jeff Lynne, Steeleye Span, Kid Creole, Elbow)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: peascod on November 07, 2019, 06:15:23 PM
Doesn't appear to be any Steeleye Span article in the current Record Collector, maybe will be in a future issue.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 07, 2019, 09:17:48 PM
Don't know about RC, but there's an article in the new Shindig, out today


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: PaulT on November 22, 2019, 12:06:46 PM
Today's Guardian cryptic crossword is "Marking a 50th anniversary"... Certain clues and indeed solutions have Steeleye Span references...


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 22, 2019, 12:11:56 PM

Today's Guardian cryptic crossword is "Marking a 50th anniversary"... Certain clues and indeed solutions have Steeleye Span references...


Excellent!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Chris on November 22, 2019, 12:29:50 PM
It's online here (https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/27985)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: HEM on November 22, 2019, 03:48:51 PM

Steeleye played in Russia for the first time  ever last week..!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ADSx2sPJMs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8e7k2k2ugQ



The entire concert appears to be here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzGoxGfCgOw


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: HEM on November 22, 2019, 04:04:02 PM


I have now seen that Martin Carthy is booked to play this and I have heard Peter Knight will be there as well. It follows in a recent tradition of anniversary/special concerts in London featuring past members. Let's hope there are few more that will come along.


This is confirmed on Peter's web site:
https://www.peterknight.net/news/article/playing-with-steeleye-span

My wife & I (& sometimes our son) attended several Steeleye concerts during the Ken Nicol era & often used to chat with Ken & Peter after the concerts (my having previously attended several concerts in Manchester area in my student days during the 1970s).  


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 22, 2019, 05:28:36 PM
Question for those who know more about the band than I do (virtually everyone then...how can someone who knows so much about Fairport know so little about Steeleye?!): Has Ashley appeared with Steeleye at all since he was in them?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Barry on November 22, 2019, 05:42:45 PM
He certainly played at the War Child concert that was eventually released as “The Journey”.

Despite claims to the contrary, Terry Woods did NOT appear, meaning the the very first line up has not played live to this day.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 22, 2019, 06:04:31 PM

He certainly played at the War Child concert that was eventually released as “The Journey”.

Despite claims to the contrary, Terry Woods did NOT appear, meaning the the very first line up has not played live to this day.


Thanks, Barry.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on November 22, 2019, 08:09:03 PM
Yes, 1995 is the one and only time Ashley appeared with Steeleye since he left. Which is a shame because if he could have gone to the Barbican concert next month you could have reunited the 'please to see the King' line up - as the other 3 will be be there. (Knight, Carthy, Prior). Sadly of course no Tim Hart.

And of course if anyone wamts to get up to speed with their Steeleye knowledge and has a spare few hours they can make there way through my history of the band on my website  ;D  8)


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: davidmjs on November 22, 2019, 08:24:54 PM

Yes, 1995 is the one and only time Ashley appeared with Steeleye since he left. Which is a shame because if he could have gone to the Barbican concert next month you could have reunited the 'please to see the King' line up - as the other 3 will be be there. (Knight, Carthy, Prior). Sadly of course no Tim Hart.

And of course if anyone wamts to get up to speed with their Steeleye knowledge and has a spare few hours they can make there way through my history of the band on my website  ;D  8)



Come on then...don't be coy.  Care to share?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 22, 2019, 10:43:26 PM



Despite claims to the contrary, Terry Woods did NOT appear, meaning the the very first line up has not played live to this day.


Not that I was there & stand to be corrected, but didn't the first line-up play a couple of gigs in the National Theatre foyer before "Hark The Village Wake" was recorded?


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on November 23, 2019, 07:50:54 AM


Yes, 1995 is the one and only time Ashley appeared with Steeleye since he left. Which is a shame because if he could have gone to the Barbican concert next month you could have reunited the 'please to see the King' line up - as the other 3 will be be there. (Knight, Carthy, Prior). Sadly of course no Tim Hart.

And of course if anyone wamts to get up to speed with their Steeleye knowledge and has a spare few hours they can make there way through my history of the band on my website  ;D  8)



Come on then...don't be coy.  Care to share?


Of course , but I fear people may be bored of me posting links to it, it's not the first time  ;D

https://steeleyespanfan.co.uk

I've added lots of new info/pictures/links to videos etc in the last few months. Its a bit of monster to read through the whole timeline!


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: Greg E on November 23, 2019, 07:53:18 AM




Despite claims to the contrary, Terry Woods did NOT appear, meaning the the very first line up has not played live to this day.


Not that I was there & stand to be corrected, but didn't the first line-up play a couple of gigs in the National Theatre foyer before "Hark The Village Wake" was recorded?


I've not seen any reference to that before, do you know where you read that?
They recorded one session but nothing in front of an audience.


Title: Re: Steeleye Chatter
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 24, 2019, 01:55:59 PM





Despite claims to the contrary, Terry Woods did NOT appear, meaning the the very first line up has not played live to this day.


Not that I was there & stand to be corrected, but didn't the first line-up play a couple of gigs in the National Theatre foyer before "Hark The Village Wake" was recorded?


I've not seen any reference to that before, do you know where you read that?
They recorded one session but nothing in front of an audience.


Nope sadly not. It's been a long held belief as I recall thinking when Pete Frame's family tree was first issued that the statement regarding them not playing any gigs was incorrect. However, my memory is at best unreliable.  :)