Post by John Stewart Miller on Oct 9, 2005 23:53:40 GMT
Does anyone have a copy of this early 70s BBC-2 series? I only became a fan of Steeleye in the late 70s, and although I have a vague memory of seeing part of it, I would love to see it in full. Can anyone help?
As I remembered audio tapes are poor quality lots of hiss and background noises but here is what is on the tapes,
March 1975, not sure if dates are correct,
Gaudette,One Misty Moisty Morning,Hares On The Mountain,Cam Ye O'er Frae France,Allison Gross, Two magicians,Musical Priest/Silver Spear, Saucy sailor(only part tape runs out). Summer Is A Coming,Seven Hundred Elves, Long A Growing,Edwin,Albion Morris Men, Upton Stick Dance,Little Sir Hugh,Little Song and Tune.
We Jolly Boys,Elf Call,Wife Of Ushers Well,Lake Wyke Dirge,Mummers Play,Dance with Me,Sum Waves/De'il Among The Tailors,Long Lankin,Dogs and Ferrets, New York Girls,Rosebud In June,Robin Hood and Gamble Gold,Prof Stanley Unwin,One Misty Moisty Morning, Spotted Cow(slow reggae version),Mason;s Apron.
A friend advises usefully the TX date appeared to actually be March 1974. 'Gaudete' and 'Saucy sailor' apparently as the opening and end titles of that edition.
At least it means you audio tape contains more or less all the material.
Hello, I'm trying to piece together a list of Surviving Steeleye Span footage for 1970-1982 (Tim Hart era) in any archive and the following is a list of what I've found so far. Can anyone add to this?
Electric Folk: Steeleye Span Date Venue BBC ID Songs 20/03/1974 Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire NMR1346B One Misty Moisty Morning (3m15) Hares on the Mountain (3m10) Come Ye O'er Frae France (3m20) Alison Gross (5m20) Two Magicians (4m30) Jigs (2m55) Saucy Sailor (4m25) Gaudete (2m00)
27/03/1974 Warwick Castle NMR1347W Rogues in a Nation (3m20) Thomas the Rhymer (6m00) Drink Down the Moon (6m00) Jigs (3m00) Sheepcrook and Black Dog (5m30) Royal Forester (3m50)
03/04/1974 Penshurst Place, Kent FKAA041D Summer Is A Coming In (1m55s) Sevenhundred Elves (5m00s) Long A Growing (2m55s) Edwin (4m45s) Little Sir Hugh (5m22s) Peascod Time (4m25s) With The Albion Morris Men - Morris Dances (4m33s)
17/09/1975 The New Inn, Gloucester NMR1366J Bach Goes to Limerick (4m36) Demon Lover (6m20) Gadgeworth Anthem (2m32) Ups and Downs (2m41) Bachelor's Hall (6m37) Beautiful Doll (2m25) Galty Farmer (5m27)
24/09/1975 Rivington Hall Barn, Lancashire NMR1367D Calling on Song (3m00) Elf Call (3m45) Wife of Usher's Well (4m00) Lyke Wake Dirge (2m00) Dance With Me (4m30) Tunes (5m40)
08/10/1975 Raby Castle, Durham NMR1368X Long Lankin (7m30) Dogs and Ferrets (2m20) New York Girls (3m00) Rosebud in June (3m20) Robin Hood (2m35) One Misty Moisty Morning (3m20) Spotted Cow (6m39)
09/01/1976 Crackerjack LLV1536N All Around My Hat (dur 02m56s) Children's prog pres by Ed STEWART, with Peter GLAZE, Don MACLEAN, Jan HUNT and and special guests Glyder and Steeleye Span. 13/01/1973 Full House LMA4189A Spotted Cow Joe MELIA & John BIRD pres entertainment prog with items: Cartoonists, One Misty Moisty Morning Plugged in to History, Murray PERAHIA, A Misfortune, & Steeleye Span
14/01/1976 Nana Mouskouri LLV2404E All around my hat (dur 04m01s) Nana MOUSKOURI in the first of a new series presenting her own special kind of music and some international guests. This week featuring Paco Pena Flamenco Puro Steeleye Span and Something Special. 03/09/1981 Folk: Cambridge Folk Festival LONM302W All around my hat Edited highlights of the 17th Cambridge Folk Festival recorded at Cherry Cam ye o'er frae France Hinton Hall, Cambridge. Introduced by Nick BARRACLOUGH.
04/02/1978 Jim'll Fix It LLV2046B The Boars Head Carol Jim fixes it for Rebecca DUNHAM & Celia MILLETT to have a medieval banquet with Stelleye Span. They sing "The Boars Head Carol".
13/07/1971 Out Front (Fairport Convention & Steeleye Span) 2/0442 The Lark in the morning Folk fans flocked from miles around. Some, they said, from London. Trains to Southport were jam packed. (Granada Productions) Two reels They stood with bags and bedrolls thumbing lifts on highways all over Lancashire. Female drummer Through biting winds and drizzle they made their way in hundreds to the sand dunes at Ainsdale, near Southport. For word had got around that big-name folk-rock groups Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span would spend the evening jamming on the beach recording for Granada's music series Out Front. The group's production men and technician's had bargained on only a handful of locals turning up to watch the show. Instead they had to set up extra loudspeakers so that fans packed together on surrounding hills could enjoy the music. Crazily dressed clapped, sang and danced. Small children frolicked in the sand. Old people looked on bemused, as the bands played. When shooting finished, enthusiastic fans would not let their idols go. So Fairport Convention kept up the music surrounded by colourful handclapping youngsters as long as light and power remained. 03/03/1973 Russell Harty Show (s02e07) (ITV) 9L/09139 VT playback, song unknown
31/01/1982 SUNDAY 31/1/82 with Jim Waley - Program 5/82 CNINE19820131008 All Around My Hat ITN Archives
??/11/1975 Chrysalis Record Promo Video All Around My Hat
??/??/1973 KCET PBS-TV, Los Angeles, CA 01: Old PBS Intro 0:09 02: One Misty Moisty Morning 3:32 03: The Oak Tree/Pigeon On The Gate 3:53 04: Sheep-Crook And Black Dog 5:25 05: Parcel Of Rogues 5:00 06: Cam Ye O'er Frae France 3:19 07: Gaudete 2:50 08: Robbery With Violins 4:13 09: Sally Grodpile 1:34 - fades out
??/??/? Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.
??/??/1970 Music Room (ATV) The Lark In The Morning Footage used on Martin Carty CD-ROM 'The Carthy Chronicles' in 2001 and also in the BBC4 documentary 'Folk Britannia' in 2006 Prince Charlie Stewart Jigs: Bryan O'Lynn/The Hag With The Money
I don't suppose your search is connected to a planned DVD release of some of this material? Or is that too much to hope for?
I've always wanted to see the Electric folk series, as I became a fan after it was shown, and it is so frustrating to know it exists in it's entirety, but is gathering dust on a shelf. And the showing of one episode a couple of years back only made me want to see the rest even more.
Steeleye performed "Somewhere in London" on a daytime or early evening programme on the BBC at the time it was released as a single.
I'll certainly be keeping my fingers crossed for an eventual release of Electric Folk, and hopefully one or extras.
I never realised until I saw you list that the six programs were actually shown as two 3-part series a year apart. Do you happen to know if they were shot as one seres but only shown like that or were they actually shot as two separate series?
Shame that the TOTP appearances of Gaudete and All Around My Hat were wiped.
Agreed I would of like to see their TOTP appearance of Gaudete. Apparently when "Gaudete" was performed on Top of the Pops, the resident dance troupe walked onto the set in medieval-style robes, holding candles, followed by the members of Steeleye Span. Unusual record and unusual recording, full of echo and a very long fade out.
13-12-73: Presenter: Tony Blackburn (Wiped)
(26) THE FACES – Pool Hall Richard (and charts) (3) ALVIN STARDUST – My Coo-Ca-Choo (23) MILLICAN & NESBITT – Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You) (38) COZY POWELL – Dance With The Devil (27) STEELEYE SPAN – Gaudete (NEW) BILLY PAUL – Thanks For Saving My Life (22) DRUPI – Vado Via (8) MOTT THE HOOPLE – Roll Away The Stone (24) LEO SAYER – The Show Must Go On (1) SLADE – Merry Xmas Everybody (25) ELTON JOHN – Step Into Christmas (crowd dancing) (and credits)
Thought I'd resurrect this thread to add that 'The Steeleye Span', as they were credited, also feature in the 1973 Radio 1 documentary 'Radio Wonderful'. The band can be seen recording 'Hello Mary Lou' for a 'Top Gear' session 03/04/73, although that date may refer to a repeat airing.