Folk Rock pioneers return to The Roses: Tuesday, March 12
PUBLISHED: 15:11 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:51 05 April 2013
With a career that has taken in an astounding six decades, Steeleye Span is a legendary name in British music. Frequent and popular visitors to The Roses Theatre, they will next appear at the Tewkesbury venue on Tuesday, March 12 at 7.30pm
Folk Rock pioneers
Tuesday, March 12
With a career that has taken in an astounding six decades, Steeleye Span is not just a legendary name in British music but also a link to the classic days of rock and folk music. Contemporaries of the likes of Led Zeppelin and Fairport Convention, they have gone on to change the face of folk music forever. Frequent and popular visitors to The Roses Theatre, they will next appear at the Tewkesbury venue on Tuesday, March 12 at 7.30pm.
Part of their incredible story has been the individuals that have contributed to the bands history. Steeleye Span has provided a home for a long list of some of the worlds finest musicians Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Tim Harries and Bob Johnson to name but a few. In 2011 the band added two new members, guitarist Julian Littman and multi-instrumentalist Peter Zorn.
Despite their line up over the years being virtually a whos who of the British folk scene, some faces have remained constant. Maddy Prior has been the voice of the band for all but five of their forty-two years together, as well as enjoying a successful solo career and series of collaborations. Peter Knight, fiddle player extraordinaire, is a unique musician who provides the bridging point between classical and folk music.
Having established themselves live over the last two years as a six-piece, Steeleye Span approach this years tour with their usual vigour and the luxury of twenty albums worth of material to choose from. They will play many of the familiar classics next to gems old and new, all delivered with the burning passion and unrivalled experience that makes live music at The Roses so exciting.
Tickets for Steeleye Span cost 19 full price, 9 for under 25s and are available at The Roses Box Office on 01684 295074 or online at www.rosestheatre.org