Tag Archives: Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span Live

Two recent additions to You Tube with live performances from the early days of Steeleye Span: This has been a fun little restoration project. My friend and music journalist Simon Jones handed me an old VHS tape recently. On it … Continue reading

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Tam Lin

Tam Lin is a Scottish folk tale and song dating from 1549 or earlier. It is set at Carterhaugh (not Carter Hall), which is a real place. The song was widely re-interpreted in the British folk revival, most notably by Fairport  … Continue reading

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More from June Tabor and Eric Bogle

No Man’s Land: Well how do you do, young Willie McBride,Do you mind if I sit here down by your gravesideAnd rest for a while ‘neath the warm summer sunI’ve been working all day and I’m nearly done.I see by … Continue reading

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The Weaver and the Factory Maid

This is an old Steeleye Span song, a favourite of mine, cleverly combining two 19th century weavers songs. The You Tube presentation is noteworthy for two rareities, a video that adds something to the song, and a collection of mostly … Continue reading

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