Over the past fifty years, Steeleye Span have come to define the concept of English folk rock - taking it from the world of small clubs into the charts, concert halls and festivals around the globe.
As they celebrate their milestone anniversary, Steeleye Span show no signs of slowing down. Releasing seven studio and four live albums since the turn of the century, their current seven piece line-up ranks as one of the strongest of their long history and features John Kirkpatrick's son Benji from Bellowhead amongst others. Starting the year with a return to Ireland for three shows, including St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, they will tour the UK in March and April - once more revisiting famous moments and hidden gems from their career. This will lead to the release of their 24th studio album Est 1969, later in the year and another chapter in one of the most famous stories in modern music.