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Maddy Prior - 99% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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14 August 1947, Blackpool, Lancashire, England. The daughter of playwright Alan Prior, Maddy is a dedicated and thoroughly professional performer who worked as a roadie for Rev. Gary Davis during the 60s folk scene before forming a successful duo with the traditionalist, Tim Hart. Both were absorbed into Steeleye Span in 1969, and Prior quickly became the group’s focal Read more

The Albion Band - 82% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
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Martin Carthy - 79% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 May 1941, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. Carthy began his career as an actor but in 1959 became a skiffle guitarist and singer with the Thameside Four. He made his first solo recording on the 1963 Decca Records collection Hootenanny In London, singing ‘Your Baby ’As Gone Down The Plug Hole’, later revived by Cream. By now, Carthy was recognized as a virt Read more

Fotheringay - 74% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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The folk rock group Fotheringay was formed in 1970 by singer Sandy Denny (Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny, 6 January 1947, Wimbledon, London, England, d. 21 April 1978, London, England) upon her departure from Fairport Convention, and drew its name from one of her compositions for that outfit. Two former members of Eclection, Trevor Lucas (b. 25 December 1943, Bungaree, Victor Read more

Fairport Convention - 72% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The unchallenged inventors and high Kings of British folk rock have struggled through tragedy and changes, retaining the name that now represents not so much who is in the band, but what it stands for.The original 1967 line-up comprised Iain Matthews (Iain Matthew McDonald, 16 June 1946, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England; vocals), Judy Dyble (b. 13 F Read more

June Tabor - 64% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 December 1947, Warwick, England. Possessing one of folk music’s greatest voices, Tabor is a fine interpreter of both contemporary and traditional songs. She first came to notice in the early 70s, working on albums by Rosie Hardman and Peter Bellamy while still employed as a librarian. Her acclaimed 1976 debut for Topic Records, Airs And Graces, made an immediate impa Read more

Eliza Carthy - 63% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1975, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. The daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson (the Watersons), Eliza Carthy could hardly escape the music of her parents. Her earliest memory is of falling asleep in the kitchen to the strains of a Watersons’ practice session. As she grew older she was quickly inducted into the Watersons’ ranks, but chose fi Read more

Sandy Denny - 59% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, 6 January 1947, Wimbledon, London, England, d. 21 April 1978, London, England. A former student at Kingston Art College where her contemporaries included John Renbourn and Jimmy Page, Sandy Denny forged her early reputation in such famous London folk clubs as Les Cousins, Bunjies and the Scots Hoose. Renowned for an eclectic repertoire, she fea Read more

John Renbourn - 52% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 August 1944, Marylebone, London, England. Renbourn received his first guitar at the age of 13, insisting on the present because he wished to emulate the singing cowboys he had seen in American movies. After a brief dalliance with classical music he turned his attention to folk. Having flirted with various part-time electric bands (including the blues-inclined Hogsnort Rupe Read more

The Watersons - 49% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This British band is regarded as one of the most important and influential of the UK folk revival outfits, and have been cited by numerous artists, such as Anne Briggs, as being responsible for the development of unaccompanied harmony singing. They were originally called the Mariners, then the Folksons, before using their family name. The essential group, with occasional later Read more

Show Of Hands - 45% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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Formed in 1987, folk duo Phil Beer (12 May 1953, Exminster, Devon, England; fiddle, mandolin, mando-cello, quatro) and Steve Knightley (b. 30 April 1954, Southampton, Hampshire, England; guitar, mando-cello) play mainly self-composed acoustic material. Beer’s multi-instrumental virtuosity is much in-demand and, besides playing a session for the Rolling Stones, he has to Read more

Dave Swarbrick - 43% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Cyril Eric Swarbrick, 5 April 1941, New Malden, Surrey, England. Violinist and vocalist Swarbrick has played with many well-known groups and performers both in the folk genre and other areas of music. He is usually best remembered for his time with Fairport Convention, whom he first joined in 1969. In his earlier days, Swarbrick played guitar in a ceilidh band before t Read more

Lindisfarne - 43% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Newcastle, England-based band was formed by Alan Hull (20 February 1945, Benwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, d. 17 November 1995; vocals, guitar, piano), Simon Cowe (b. 1 April 1948, Jesmond Dene, Tyne And Wear, England; guitar), Ray Jackson (b. 12 December 1948, Wallsend, Tyne And Wear, England; harmonica/mandolin), Rod Clements (b. 17 November 1947, Read more

Dick Gaughan - 42% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Peter Gaughan, 17 May 1948, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. A veteran of Scotland’s thriving folk circuit, Gaughan rose to national prominence in the 70s as a member of the Boys Of The Lough. From there, he became a founder member of Five Hand Reel, an electric folk group that enjoyed considerable critical acclaim. Gaughan left them in 1978 following th Read more

Amazing Blondel - 41% match to Steeleye Span

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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