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Steeleye Span to celebrate first three albums on new UK tour

Steeleye Span
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Steeleye Span have announced that they will celebrate their first three albums on their upcoming UK tour in May. At the same time the band will release a special live concert recording of their 1970 debut album Hark The Village Wait, which will be available digitally on May 2.

Steeleye Span were formed in 1969 by former Fairport Convention bassist Ashley Hutchings, singer Maddy Prior, guitarist Tim Hart and Terry and Gay Woods. After Hark The Village Wait the band released both Please To See The King, by which time folk legend Martin Carthy had joined the band, and Ten Man Mop, or Mr. Reservoir Butler Rides Again in 1971.

Steeleye Span will celebrate fifty years of these famous albums, playing key tracks from all three, as well as favourites and gems from their long and glittering career.

Steeleye Span Hark The Village Wait tour dates:
May 3: Lytham St. Annes Lowther Pavilion
May 4: Trafford Waterside Arts Centre
May 5: Pocklington Arts Centre
May 6: Chesterfield The Winding Wall
May 9: Buxton Opera House
May 10: Leeds City Varieties Music Hall
May 12: Newark Palace Theatre
May 13: Leamington Spa Royal Spa Centre
May 14: Farnham Maltings
May 15: Yeovil Octagon Centre
May 17: Bristol St. George's
May 18: Taunton The Brewhouse Theatre
May 19: Exmouth Pavilion
May 21: Poole The Lighthouse
May 22: Winchester Theatre Royal
May 23: Shrewsbury Theatre Seven
May 24: Chesham The Elgiva

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Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.