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Peter Knight’s Gigspanner / Folk, Live Music

Fri 23Nov
8:00 PM

Note: This event has finished


Peter Knight’s Gigspanner has been hailed by Songlines magazine as “another milestone in folk’s rebirth of cool moment”, but those already in the know will tell you that there is far more to Gigspanner than meets the eye.

Now established as a powerful presence in its own right, the Trio’s unique approach to traditional and world music is attracting the attention of a wide variety of music venues, festivals and concert goers.

A Bedrock of British traditional music is to be expected from Steeleye Span’s legendary fiddle player, but Gigspanner’s musical reach flirts audaciously with Eastern European, French, Cajun, African and even Aboriginal influences.

It is no surprise that author Terry Pratchett wrote that “Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow”.

Finding the perfect vehicle to showcase his unique virtuosity, Peter’s playing is a revelation to those whose only experience of his playing has been limited to Steeleye Span.

It is music played with a potency and love that leaves audiences spellbound, without resorting in any way to gimmickry.

Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar, and Vincent Salzfaas on Congas and Djembe, both intelligent and powerful musicians in their own right. Together they promise “a blistering pace of a flamboyant musical world tour” (Lancashire Evening Post).

Gigspanner’s Debut Album ‘Lipreading the Poet’ was named as one of the best 15 Global Albums of 2009. But…leave any pre-conceived ideas at the door, and ditch the pigeonholes. If you have a taste for “music of intelligently crafted brilliance” (Songlines magazine) there is something here to nurture your soul.

“With Gigspanner, Peter Knight has put together a tight trio with which to let his playing fly…stepping lightly through folk, classical, baroque and jazz, Gigspanner produce music of intelligently crafted brilliance” Andy Letcher, Songlines Magazine

“Altogether gorgeous…music to sustain the spirit” 

Dai Jeffries, Rock ‘n Reel Magazine

“The Trio co-create a depth of multi-textured melody that belies the pared-down instrumental line-up. Exceptional stuff, and not to be missed” Noel Harvey, Acoustic Magazine

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