Time for a musical interlude tonight......
Steeleye Span were one of my favourite bands back in the seventies. The lead singer with the wondrous voice is none other than Madeline Prior. Here's a couple of numbers you may remember:
Gaudete (rejoice in Latin) is a 16th Century Christmas carol apparently, not that I knew that when I first heard it. This version got to number 14 in the charts way back in 1973. I still have a copy!
This second song is taken from Steeleye Spans album Now We Are Six, which was released in 1974 and reached no 13 in the Album charts. This particular performance was in Penshurst Place Kent
The band are still recording! Their latest album (their twenty-second) was released in October last year. The songs are inspired by the Tiffany Aching books by Bob Pratchett who by chance makes a spoken appearance.
Wintersmith (Park Records)