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Steeleye Span to reunite with former members at December Barbican show

Steeleye Span
(Image credit: James Soars)

Steeleye Span will bring the curtain down on their 50th anniversary year by reuniting on stage with former band members at their December 17 Barbican show in London.

The band will be joined by former members Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick and Peter Knight, all of whom featured in the band's line-up throughout the 1970s.

Steeleye Span formed in 1969, and indeed their latest album, EST'D 1969, released in June of this year, is a titular play on their heritage.

Acoustic Strawbs will be the support act for the Barbican show. Tickets are available here.

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.