Great Music, Re-discovery of a group I love: Steeleye Span

Great Music, Re-discovery of a group I love: Steeleye Span

Way back in the 1970’s, when they were new, I discovered a British band called Steeleye Span.  They play and sing medieval and Renaissance English folk songs, with modern rock instrumentation.  Sounds weird, but they were, and are, simply wonderful.  I still own a bunch of vinyl albums from their early years, and we play them sometimes on our turntable.  But a couple of weeks ago, on Ricochet, a member posted a link to a 1975 promo video they did, singing their song “All Around My Hat”.  I could not remember ever hearing that song, and it occurred to me that I had never seen them!  I bookmarked that video, and I play it at least once a day now.  Their lead singer, Maddy Prior, has a gorgeous voice, and she really does a great job with all their lyrics.  Take a gander at this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zzwbYyvWiU

I guarantee you’ll love them.