Steeleye Span – City Hall, Salisbury

Earlier this year, Steeleye Span released an album in collaboration with Terry Pratchett based on the book Wintersmith. Tonight was the final night of the associated tour, with Terry himself along to keep an eye on things.

I’d not seen Steeleye Span before, but have seen various members in other bands over the years.

After a short set from the support the main act arrived on stage and did two decent length sets with a good mix of old songs along with tracks from Wintersmith. The first encore saw them bring Terry on stage to thank him for the books, upon which he replied that if he’d known how good the album would be he’d have written better books, before sitting him down for the obligatory version of All Around My Hat (I think I prefer the Bad Shepherds version though).

New Model Army – Rock City, Nottingham

It’s that time of year again, the annual pilgrimage to see New Model Army play their pre-christmas gig. As with last year, and hopefully many years to come, it was at Rock City, the venue with the stickiest floor imaginable.

As with last year there was no separate support band, it started out with Justin Sullivan on his own, before he was joined by Dean White for a few songs, then Marshall Gill, then the full band.

Same again in 12 months all being well.

JS solo
No Greater Love
+Dean White
Drummy B
Into the Wind
Dawn
La Push
+Marshall
Knievel
+Full Band
Horsemen
Summer Moors

Stormclouds
No Rest
March in September
Did You Make it Safe?
Pull the Sun
Christian Militia
I Need More Time
Modern Times
Archway Towers
Here Comes the War
Between Dog and Wolf
Today is a Good Day
High
Seven Times
Ballad of Bodmin Pill
Wonderful Way to Go

Lean Back and Fall
The Price
Get Me Out
Green & Grey

I Love the World