Folk Stars Steeleye Span are coming to the Orchard Theatre!

With a career that has taken in an astounding six decades, Steeleye Span are not just a legendary name in British music but also a link to the classic days of rock and folk music. Contemporaries of the likes of Led Zeppelin and Fairport Convention, they have gone on to change the face of folk music forever, taking it from small clubs and festivals into the world of chart topping albums and international tours.

This being Steeleye Span, however, nothing stays the same forever and the band approach their 2011 tour with not one but two new members. Joining Maddy Prior, Peter Knight, Rick Kemp and Liam Genockey are guitarist Julian Littman and multi-instrumentalist Pete Zorn. Now playing as a six piece for the first time in many years, Steeleye Span have chosen this tour to revisit one of their most iconic albums, Now We Are Six – playing the record in its entirety to open the show. Expect to hear many of the familiar classics next to gems both old and new, all delivered with a burning passion and unrivalled experience.

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