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  • Steeleye Span

Tonight at the Old Town School of Folk Music veteran British folk-rock band Steeleye Span performs in support of a recent live album commemorating its 40th anniversary. The group formed in 1969, a couple of years after Fairport Convention put British folk-rock on the map. Since then the group has undergone steady personnel shifts—brilliant guitarist Martin Carthy, bassist Ashley Hutchings (a founding member of Fairport Convention), and singer and guitarist Tim Hart have all served time—and the current incarnation has a rich folk-rock pedigree.