Steeleye Span has been one of the most influential names in British roots music. Pioneers of folk-rock, Steeleye Span changed the face of folk music forever, taking it out of small clubs and into the world of gold discs and international tours. Members have come and gone over the years, but Steeleye has always remained at the forefront of the genre they helped to define, and, 38 years later the band has become an institution in British music.
Part of the astounding Waterson-Knight-Carthy family musical dynasty, Marry Watterson is joined by David A Jaycock to perform tracks from their album, Two Wolves. Said to echo the surreal poetic appeal of her mother’s work, Lal Waterson, Marry and David's songs are slow but varied, plaintive and quietly powerful. From the title track with the story of internal battles against 'the wolf of evil and jealousy' to the exquisite 'The Honey and the Seaweed' based on one of her mother’s lyrics it's Marry's finest album to date.
'Jaycock’s delicate arrangements light Waterson's tales with an enchanted pastoral glow, lifting them to somewhere truly beautiful, strange and unique.'**** MOJO
New instrumental Flemish folk band Trio Dhoore collect stories and encounters with fascinating people to create upbeat grooves and swinging melodies.
Please note: The Met will be undergoing refurbishment between March and November 2016. Events during this period will take place at other local venues.
This event will take place at Castle Armoury Drill Hall.
Part of Homegrown, The Met's festival of English folk music.