Their appearance at this year’s Wickham Festival made a statement worth cherishing: Steeleye Span are still going strong on their path to spreading the legacy and influence of folk music.
A mainstay of Britain’s folk revival in the 1960s, Steeleye Span have rarely faltered in their devotion to uphold the traditional motifs of the genre, even in their more experimental latter-day works, including a collaboration with the late, great Sir Terry Pratchett on Wintersmith in 2013.
Steeleye Span still appear to maintain their intensely creative flair, having spent the lion’s share of the year writing new material for their forthcoming 23rd studio album.
Expect delightfully enchanting renditions of All Around My Hat and Thomas The Rhymer, among many other picks from their extensive back catalogue, during their performance at the New Theatre Royal.
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
Sunday, October 9