7:30pm to 10:30pm (Doors 6.45pm)
Admission: £16/£18 (door)
Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene, garnering along the way a reputation for dismantling traditional music and song and reassembling it in an intriguing, imaginative and beautiful way.
Unhindered by the limits of technical ability, they take music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered in Eastern European, French, Cajun, and even African influences, touching on baroque and classical along the way.
The stretching of the music to embrace other influences is what makes it appealing not only to lovers of traditional music, but to anyone who has an appreciation of beautiful and inspiring music.
2016 was a fantastic year for the trio, with Peter receiving Fatea Magazine’s ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ Award and also the ‘Best Musician’ in the inaugural folking.com Awards as voted for by the concert-going public.
‘What makes Gigspanner unique is the variety of musical colours on their palette. What makes them brilliant is how they blend them without ever muddying the landscape’ – Spiral Earth