Steeleye Span to play Cheese and Grain & Octagon Theatre during UK Tour

Steeleye Span are fast approaching their 50th anniversary, with a work rate to put many younger artists to shame. The bands’ eighth album in twelve years – 2016’s Dodgy Bastards – saw them return to the folk tales and characters that have always been at the heart of the Steeleye sound. Dodgy Bastards saw the folk-rock pioneers continue drawing stories of murder, religion, incest, skulls, honour killings and tormented spirit. They once more create an inspired and dark take on the music of the British Isles.

Steeleye follow Dodgy Bastards up with a UK tour which sees them introduce a new seven-piece line up. Roger Carey joining on bass and Benji Kirkpatrick adding bouzouki, acoustic guitar and vocals. The Band revisit the record that began their career. Released in 1970, Hark! The Village Wait not only introduced the band to the world but also played a vital part in the history of folk rock, helping kickstart a sound that would come to define British traditional music over the following years.

Featuring a number of songs that have become part of the Steeleye legend, the group have revisited moments on stage and in the studio before, but on these dates, they will play “Hark!” in its entirety for the first time – bringing together the past, present and future of this famous band.


Steeleye Span Tour Dates 2017

Fri 17 Nov St George’s Church Beckenham 02086 636996
Sat 18 Nov Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury 01227 769075
Sun 19 Nov Harlequin Theatre Redhill 01737 276500
Mon 20 Nov Key Theatre Peterborough 01733 207239
Wed 22 Nov Corn Exchange Exeter 01392 665938
Thu 23 Nov St George’s Bristol 08454 024001
Sat 25 Nov Octagon Theatre Yeovil 01935 422884
Sun 26 Nov Acapela Studios Pentrych 02920 890862
Mon 27 Nov Brewhouse Theatre Taunton 01823 283244
Tue 28 Nov Borough Theatre Abergavenny 01873 850805
Thurs 30 Nov Arts Centre Aberystwyth 01970 623232
Sat 2 Dec The Atkinson Southport 01704 533333
Sun 3 Dec Winding Wheel Chesterfield 01246 345222
Mon 4 Dec The King’s Hall & Winter Garden Ilkley 01274 432000
Tue 5 Dec Newcastle City Hall Newcastle 0844 811 2121
Wed 6 Dec ARC Arts Centre Stockton On Tees 01642 525199
Fri 8 Dec Tivoli Theatre Wimbourne 01202 885566
Sat 9 Dec Cheese And Grain Frome 01373 455420
Sun 10 Dec The Stables Milton Keynes 01908 280800
Mon 11 Dec Roses Theatre Tewkesbury 01684 295074
Wed 13 Dec The Apex Bury St Edmunds 01284 758000
Thurs 14 Dec St Mary In The Castle Hastings 01323 841414
Fri 15 Dec City Hall Salisbury 01722 434434
Sat 16 Dec Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke 01256 844244
Sun 17 Dec Warwick Arts Centre Coventry 02476 524524