Tag Archives: Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span’s Dodgy Bastards

I’m just on my third listen to Steeleye Span’s Dodgy Bastards. This latest offering from a band I’ve loved since their earliest albums is a mixed bag. Fortunately, the contents are largely on the side of excellence. There is very … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span’s A Parcel of Steeleye Span

Are you looking for that perfect  gift for your lover of English folk rock? Oh, do I have a gift that’s perfect! EMI has just served up A Parcel of Steeleye Span. This triple disc set contains the entirety of their … Continue reading

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Comfort and the Unexpected: In Conversation with Maddy Prior

Question: What’s the perfect way to start off a misty moisty St. Valentine’s Day morning in San Francisco? Spending an hour on the phone with Maddy Prior, that’s what. Hands down, seriously. Forget the roses, the wine, the Hallmark cards. … Continue reading

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Ashley Hutchings’ Burning Bright 

The title comes from the William Blake poem, “Tyger, Tyger” and the reason is…that Tyger is Ashley Hutchings‘ nickname. Having said that…let me next alert all and sundry that Free Reed is the greatest box-set compilation maker in the world, nay, universe! … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span’s Greatest Hits: The Reunion Tour at Southport

Being an ardent fan of the band for the past 35 years, a chance to go and see them again was just too good to pass up. My home is in Chester, which is only about 35 miles away from … Continue reading

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Brian Hinton & Geoff Wall’s Ashley Hutchings:  Always Chasing Rainbows 

It’s been several years since the publication of Ashley Hutchings: The Guv’nor & The Rise Of Folk Rock, the first volume in a trilogy of books covering the life and astounding career of AH. So rich and multi faceted is the … Continue reading

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Brian Hinton & Geoff Wall’s Ashley Hutchings: The Guv’nor & the Rise of Folk Rock

To some of us the subject of this book is, if not God, at least the musical equivalent to the pope. Name a group you like and have followed over the years, and there is a fair chance that Mr. … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span’s Wintersmith

It would be easy to say that a collaboration between Steeleye Span and Terry Pratchett was always inevitable, given their respective histories and their proclaimed admiration of each other’s work.  It may be an example of retrospective inevitability now that … Continue reading

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