She became a roadie for visiting American musicians, including Reverend Gary Davis. In 1966 she began performing with Tim Hart, another St Albans resident, and together they recorded two albums before becoming founding members of Steeleye Span in 1969. They were the backbone of the group until the early 1980s when ill-health forced Tim into semi-retirement (Tim died at Christmas 2009). Prior left Steeleye Span in 1997 but returned in 2002. Prior has enjoyed a long solo career, as well as working with other artists and groups, including Mac & Maddy, Tim Hart & Maddy Prior, and Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band.
Her most famous - and lighthearted - team-up was with June Tabor in the Silly sisters. Since 2003, Prior has run and hosted an Arts Centre called Stones Barn in Cumbria. http://www.maddyprior.co.uk/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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