Steeleye Span 50th Anniversary Tour With special London Barbican show 17th December 2019

Steeleye Span 50th Anniversary Tour With special London Barbican show 17th December 2019

For Steeleye Span, 2019 was always set to be a memorable year – seeing the band celebrate an incredible fifty years since Maddy Prior, Tim Hart, Ashley Hutchings, Gay Woods and Terry Woods first came together with the aim of electrifying the traditional folk music that they all loved. The results since then have spoken for themselves – a string of successful albums and the odd hit single, tours around the word, a succession of line-ups featuring some of the greatest names in British musical history, a legacy that has had a huge impact on generations of artists to follow.

Unlike most acts of their vintage, Steeleye haven’t been content to rest on their laurels as they have approached such a significant milestone – enjoying one of the most creative periods of their history, including the acclaimed Wintersmith album in collaboration with Sir Terry Pratchett in 2013. Their current line-up, led as ever by Maddy Prior and featuring Andrew Sinclair, Roger Carey, Liam Genockey, Julian Littman, Jessie May Smart, Violeta Vicci and Benji Kirkpatrick has been hailed by many as one of the best ever, not only bringing a new approach to classic material but producing a new album Est 1969 that is worthy of anything that has preceded it.

Marking this milestone in their most traditional way, playing their songs to audiences across the country, their 2019 tour arrives in the capital for what promises to be an incredible night. Not only will the show feature support from The Acoustic Strawbs but also special appearances from three legendary names in Steeleye Span history – Martin Carthy, Peter Knight and John Kirkpatrick; all of whom will be playing with the band for the first time in many years and will guarantee an never to be repeated evening of musical magic.


12th December 2019                                        Brighton Dome                                                 Brighton

14th December 2019                                        Landmark Theatre                                           Ilfracombe

15th December 2019                                        City Hall                                                               Salisbury

16th December 2019                                        Town Hall                                                        Birmingham

17th December 2019                                        The Barbican                                                      London