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Aiken Promotions Presents

Wednesday 21st May

STEELEYE SPAN

Aiken Promotions Presents

STEELEYE SPAN

45th year Anniversary Tour

Tickets priced €31.50 (including booking) on sale Friday March 7th at 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie & ticket outlets nationwide

Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span are celebrating 45years with a new live show. Maddy Prior – the voice of the band – leads a line-up featuring faces old and new. Having recently collaborated with Sir Terry Pratchett on a record based on his Wintersmith novel, their 2014 performances will see them perform new gems alongside classics that have made them one of the most successful British Folk Rock bands ever.

“Don’t miss them…” – The Independent

Steeleye Span are an English folk-rock band formed in 1969. Still active today, along with Fairport Convention, they are amongst the best known acts of the British folk revival, and were among the most commercially successful, thanks to their hit singles “Gaudete” and “All Around My Hat”. They had three Top 40 albums; they achieved a certified gold record with sales of “All Around My Hat”.

Throughout their history, Steeleye Span have seen many personnel changes but have maintained a strong continuity of tradition. Their typical album is a collection of mostly traditional songs with one or two instrumental tracks of jigs and/or reels added; the traditional songs often include some of theChild ballads. In their later albums there has been an increased tendency to include music written by the band members, but they have never got completely away from traditional music, which draws upon pan-British traditions.

TICKETS

€31.50 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078], prices may vary from other outlets. (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings). Prices may vary from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free before 11:30pm, €5 after] plus Late Bar.

  • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €31.50