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« Reply #280 on: October 04, 2023, 01:30:44 PM »

New violinist announced Athena Octavia.
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« Reply #281 on: October 04, 2023, 05:55:51 PM »


New violinist announced Athena Octavia.


"Athena loves incorporating her passion for many different genres of music into her performances, and with her highly trained ear is able to improvise in many styles from RnB, pop and jazz to EDM and even dubstep. "  This could be interesting!  She'll also lower the average age by about 10 years just by turning up...  and possibly cause a heart attack or two amongst some of the audience.

What happened to the last new violinist?
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« Reply #282 on: October 05, 2023, 09:44:53 AM »



New violinist announced Athena Octavia.


"Athena loves incorporating her passion for many different genres of music into her performances, and with her highly trained ear is able to improvise in many styles from RnB, pop and jazz to EDM and even dubstep. "  This could be interesting!  She'll also lower the average age by about 10 years just by turning up...  and possibly cause a heart attack or two amongst some of the audience.

What happened to the last new violinist?


Well, there have been two (Jessie Mae Smart and Violeta Vicci) doing a 'job-share' the last few years, both with young families, I think.  So maybe neither could make this tour?
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« Reply #283 on: October 05, 2023, 11:35:03 PM »

The cynic in me says that she's probably cheaper.
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« Reply #284 on: November 08, 2023, 09:42:04 AM »

New Steeleye song released:

The Green Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdQ1B64sCX0

Written by Bob Johnson back in 1985 and dusted down & recorded by the current line-up for a forthcoming compilation of the same name. Other new songs for the compilation include a version of Elvis Costello's Shipbuilding and something called Hey Nonny Violence.

Didn't think I needed another Steeleye comp but I think they've hooked me for this one.
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« Reply #285 on: December 20, 2023, 04:56:22 PM »

I see the band are playing in Lancaster on May 4th next year - I noticed it in the Grand Theatre programme which came through the door yesterday. I can't see any mention of a tour on the official website but there are some more dates listed here...

https://steeleyespanfan.co.uk/latest-news
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« Reply #286 on: December 21, 2023, 01:45:14 PM »

I clicked on the suggested link, but was actually more interested to read that there is to be a forthcoming CD release "Live at the Bottom Line 1974", which will hopefully be a worthy tribute to the great Bob Johnson. I've never heard of Omnivore Recordings, so I hope they are reputable.
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« Reply #287 on: December 27, 2023, 09:29:17 AM »

It is reputable. They contacted me beforehand to help with the set list. They have the rights to years worth of Bottom Line club recordings from 70s and 80s.
Really lookin0g forward to it. Its great audio quality and a fun chaotic show typical of their US tour shows of the time.
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« Reply #288 on: December 27, 2023, 10:49:36 AM »

Thanks Greg, in that case I shall definitely purchase. I refused to get the "Good Times of Old England" box, because I hate getting a load of stuff that I already have (on both vinyl and CD in some cases !), but this is definitely another kettle of fish entirely  Cheesy
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« Reply #289 on: December 27, 2023, 07:33:16 PM »

That's a reasonable position to take, but I hope you have had chance to listen to the two live concerts from the good times box set, the Rainbow 1974 concert and 1976 US one. They were new releases and the Rainbow concert in particular is a near perfect classic era concert.
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« Reply #290 on: January 31, 2024, 05:31:46 PM »

The Enid as posted on their FB group.  Tim Harries at the back on the Right


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« Reply #291 on: April 04, 2024, 03:09:31 PM »

It's now exactly one month until their gig at the Lancaster Grand and I'm slightly alarmed to see that they've only sold about half the seats in the theatre. I've checked a few ticketing websites. See Tickets only lists their Falmouth date and Ents24 lists it and three other dates, including Carlisle which is sold out, but not Lancaster. One or two other sites don't list any Steeleye Span gigs at all.

I didn't manage to get a ticket the last time they were here as it sold out well in advance. I hope sales pick up over the next few weeks. Tickets are £30 including fees.

https://lancastergrand.co.uk/shows/steeleye-span/
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« Reply #292 on: May 05, 2024, 04:48:15 PM »

Hope

It's now exactly one month until their gig at the Lancaster Grand and I'm slightly alarmed to see that they've only sold about half the seats in the theatre. I've checked a few ticketing websites. See Tickets only lists their Falmouth date and Ents24 lists it and three other dates, including Carlisle which is sold out, but not Lancaster. One or two other sites don't list any Steeleye Span gigs at all.

I didn't manage to get a ticket the last time they were here as it sold out well in advance. I hope sales pick up over the next few weeks. Tickets are £30 including fees.

https://lancastergrand.co.uk/shows/steeleye-span/


Hope you enjoyed it. It was 70% sold last night  just for the record.
Cost of living and am ageing audience wil take its toll on audiences.
The last tour in Dec 23 was pretty well supported though.
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« Reply #293 on: May 05, 2024, 06:22:58 PM »


Hope you enjoyed it. It was 70% sold last night  just for the record.
Cost of living and am ageing audience wil take its toll on audiences.
The last tour in Dec 23 was pretty well supported though.


Yes, very much enjoyed it. I've written a review for anyone interested -

https://colinbertram.blogspot.com/2024/05/steeleye-span-gig-review-lancaster.html
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« Reply #294 on: May 06, 2024, 10:26:02 AM »



Hope you enjoyed it. It was 70% sold last night  just for the record.
Cost of living and am ageing audience wil take its toll on audiences.
The last tour in Dec 23 was pretty well supported though.


Yes, very much enjoyed it. I've written a review for anyone interested -

https://colinbertram.blogspot.com/2024/05/steeleye-span-gig-review-lancaster.html


Great. A good read, thanks. They certainly are more of a 'Rock' band than Fairport. in fact they are also more of a 'folk' band as well, but I am showing my prejudices there..  Grin

What did you think of them doing the 'Status Quo' version of their own song (so to speak). I am intrigued by it and it is dividing opinion. I am watching them o Sunday.

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« Reply #295 on: May 06, 2024, 10:41:12 AM »


Great. A good read, thanks. They certainly are more of a 'Rock' band than Fairport. in fact they are also more of a 'folk' band as well, but I am showing my prejudices there..  Grin

What did you think of them doing the 'Status Quo' version of their own song (so to speak). I am intrigued by it and it is dividing opinion. I am watching them o Sunday.


I can understand why Quo would have wanted to do a version of it - it lends itself perfectly to the Quo boogie. I thought it was a great way to end the show and the Lancaster crowd certainly enjoyed it.

I suppose it can be difficult when there is one particular song (or two) which a band is known for. With Fairport they don't tend to mess about with MOTL but have come up with different arrangements of Matty. If it keeps Maddy happy doing an alternative version of Hat then fair enough. I wonder how many times she's sung it?
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« Reply #296 on: May 06, 2024, 10:59:17 AM »



Great. A good read, thanks. They certainly are more of a 'Rock' band than Fairport. in fact they are also more of a 'folk' band as well, but I am showing my prejudices there..  Grin

What did you think of them doing the 'Status Quo' version of their own song (so to speak). I am intrigued by it and it is dividing opinion. I am watching them o Sunday.


I can understand why Quo would have wanted to do a version of it - it lends itself perfectly to the Quo boogie. I thought it was a great way to end the show and the Lancaster crowd certainly enjoyed it.

I suppose it can be difficult when there is one particular song (or two) which a band is known for. With Fairport they don't tend to mess about with MOTL but have come up with different arrangements of Matty. If it keeps Maddy happy doing an alternative version of Hat then fair enough. I wonder how many times she's sung it?



Not sure I fully agree with that - the '87 (and after) version is pretty different from what came before...
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« Reply #297 on: May 06, 2024, 11:08:47 AM »



Great. A good read, thanks. They certainly are more of a 'Rock' band than Fairport. in fact they are also more of a 'folk' band as well, but I am showing my prejudices there..  Grin

What did you think of them doing the 'Status Quo' version of their own song (so to speak). I am intrigued by it and it is dividing opinion. I am watching them o Sunday.


I can understand why Quo would have wanted to do a version of it - it lends itself perfectly to the Quo boogie. I thought it was a great way to end the show and the Lancaster crowd certainly enjoyed it.

I suppose it can be difficult when there is one particular song (or two) which a band is known for. With Fairport they don't tend to mess about with MOTL but have come up with different arrangements of Matty. If it keeps Maddy happy doing an alternative version of Hat then fair enough. I wonder how many times she's sung it?



Glad it went down well, as you say anything that keeps it fresh for them is good!

Ok, I like a challenge, I think she has sung it 1,575 times. Give or take. And its not give or taking many, I do actually have most of the data Wink ..  Shocked
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« Reply #298 on: May 06, 2024, 11:13:11 AM »

The set list on the current tour for those interested:


The Green Man' (Re working of 'lost' Bob Johnson song from the 80s)
'New York Girls'
' The Sound of the Drum' (New song)
'Demon of the Well'
'When all the World was Young Lad' (Based on the poem)
'January Man'
'Hey Nonny Violence' (written by Maddy)
'Jack Hall'
'Thomas The Rhymer'
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'Hard Times of old England '
'King Henry'
Shipbuilding' (Cover of Elvis Costello song)
'Long Lankin'
'Dogs and Ferrets'
'My Giddy Aunt (instrumental written by Julian)'
'Low Flying' (Rick Kemp song)
'Genocide' (Rick Kemp song)
Sir James the Rose'
'Bonny Black Hare'
Encore: 'All Around My Hat'; 'Dodgy Bastards'.
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« Reply #299 on: May 06, 2024, 07:04:19 PM »


The set list on the current tour for those interested:


The Green Man' (Re working of 'lost' Bob Johnson song from the 80s)
'New York Girls'
' The Sound of the Drum' (New song)
'Demon of the Well'
'When all the World was Young Lad' (Based on the poem)
'January Man'
'Hey Nonny Violence' (written by Maddy)
'Jack Hall'
'Thomas The Rhymer'
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'Hard Times of old England '
'King Henry'
Shipbuilding' (Cover of Elvis Costello song)
'Long Lankin'
'Dogs and Ferrets'
'My Giddy Aunt (instrumental written by Julian)'
'Low Flying' (Rick Kemp song)
'Genocide' (Rick Kemp song)
Sir James the Rose'
'Bonny Black Hare'
Encore: 'All Around My Hat'; 'Dodgy Bastards'.


No Guadete?? Usually first song before Hat in the encore?
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