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« on: August 24, 2010, 09:42:44 AM »

Please use this thread for your chatter
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 09:51:52 AM »

any news of a replacement for Ken yet Barry
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« Reply #2 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?!!  
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« Reply #3 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.

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« Reply #4 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 Smiley

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  Cheesy

Peter says 'Patience, Grasshoppers' Wink

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« Reply #5 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 Roll Eyes!!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 08:58:04 PM »

and play 'Staring Robin'  Cheesy

If anyone has not heard it, its 'Heavy Metal Folk'  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 09:07:19 PM »

and play Lady Diamond,Edward & Sir James the Rose Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #8 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.

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« Reply #9 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!

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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2010, 02:19:39 PM »

Very much agree, bring back Bob Johnson & Tim Harries !! Smiley Its quite nice living in the past you know !! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 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!
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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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?
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« Reply #15 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........   Wink
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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2010, 08:54:57 AM »

It was filmed but apparantly the quality not good enough for a release.
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« Reply #17 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...
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2010, 04:36:34 PM »

Wonderful.  Thanks Michael.
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« Reply #19 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

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