Hark The Village Wait


Here we go again indeed...A.H is nothing if not persistent in his presence on our websites, and quite rightly so, after all he is our favourite musician and favourite all round person.
This is Steeleye Span in the years that Ashley was with them, now they did record and produce some fine tracks after Ashley's departure, but for consistent whole albums, it was in this period that to our minds Steeleye Span really shone, from the absolutely incredible Hark, The Village Wait to the very rural Please To See The King, to The wonderfully charming Ten Man Mop they drew a very complete picture of Rural  England, and to a lesser degree, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. What a time it was. There is an irony that most of the line up that recorded Hark! The Village Wait did not play together live until the concert album The Journey, released in 1999. This site is an off shoot of our website, to be found elsewhere,   Hark! The Village Wait:
Steeleye Span, The Ashley Hutchings Years.

Hark The Village Wait

Steeleye Span

The Album

external internet links

our website on and
about The Guv'nor and
his music.
alternative versions of many of the songs on
Hark! The Village Wait, can be found on this data-base of over 4,000 songs
our website on the album that follows this one. Steeleye Span had a different line up by this time.
Richard Hollis'
excellent website