What is Steeleye Span?
The name Steeleye Span comes from a character in the traditional song “Horkstow Grange” (which they did not actually record until they released an album by that name in 1998). The song gives an account of a fight between John “Steeleye” Span and John Bowlin, neither of whom is proven to have been a real person.
Where did Steeleye Span originate?
London, United KingdomSteeleye Span / Origin
Who is in Steeleye Span now?
Maddy PriorVocalsRick KempBassPeter KnightGuitarTim HartGuitarMartin CarthyGuitarGay WoodsPercussion
What happened to Maddy Prior?
Now living in the Scottish borders, Maddy Prior still tours with Steeleye Span (her husband Rick Kemp is also a member) but is currently touring her new album, Flesh And Blood, over half of which she sang at Whelan’s on last night.
Who is the fiddle player in Steeleye Span?
Peter Knight (born 27 May 1947) is a folk musician, a former member of British folk rock group Steeleye Span. Born in London, Knight learnt to play the violin and mandolin as a child before going to the Royal Academy of Music from 1960 to 1964.
Who is Maddy Prior married to?
guitarist Rick Kemp
She was married to Steeleye bass guitarist Rick Kemp, and their daughter, Rose Kemp, is also a singer. Their son, Alex Kemp, is, like his father, a guitarist and has deputised for his father playing bass guitar for Steeleye Span. She was part of the singing duo ‘Mac & Maddy’, with Mac MacLeod.
Who did Maddy Prior marry?
She was married to Steeleye bass guitarist Rick Kemp and their daughter, Rose Kemp, is also a singer. Their son, Alex Kemp, is, like his father, a guitarist and has deputised for his father playing bass guitar for Steeleye Span. She was part of the singing duo ‘Mac & Maddy’, with Mac MacLeod.
Where did Steeleye Span get its name?
“[Martin Carthy] had suggested the name Steeleye Span to Tim [Hart] late one evening while staying at Tim’s family home, The Vicarage in St. Albans. The name comes from a Lincolnshire ballad called Horkstow Grange and is a story of an argument between John Bowlin and Jon Span, whose nickname was Steeleye.”