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By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: March 08, 2013

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WITH a career that spans an incredible six decades, Steeleye Span are without doubt a legendary name in British music.

With contemporaries that include the likes of Led Zeppelin and Fairport Convention, they have arguably gone on to change the face of folk music.

And excitingly, they're coming to a venue near you with a performance at The Roses in Tewkesbury from 7.30pm next Tuesday.

Steeleye Span has provided a home for a long list of fine musicians – Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Tim Harries and Bob Johnson to name but a few.

In 2011 the band added two new members, guitarist Julian Littman and multi-instrumentalist Peter Zorn.

Despite their changing line-up over the years some faces have remained constant.

Maddy Prior has been the voice of the band for all but five of their 42 years together.

Having established themselves as a six-piece over the course of the last two years, the band have the luxury of choosing from 20 albums' worth of material.

So expect familiar classics next to gems both old and new.

Tickets for the gig cost from £9. Call 01684 295074.

Beckie Smith, marketing manager at The Roses, said:

" It's great when we have new performances and new acts but the old favourites always go down a treat"

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