21 December: Steeleye Span: Gaudete

Published December 21, 2019

I'm not sure my Latin teacher would have approved of the pronunciation here ("Gow-day-tay"), but for that very reason, and, naturally, the lovely performance, Steeleye Span's 'Gaudete' has become one of my Christmas favourites in recent years.

Apparently, the single was released in 1972 but didn't become a hit until 1973, when it reached number 14 on the UK charts. Steeleye Span, of course, was one of the most popular UK folk music bands of the 1970s.

Listen here.












Gaudete by Steeleye Span was a #14 hit in the UK in 1973.