- Start: Friday 10 November - 20:00
- Estimated End: Friday 10 November - 21:50
- Auditorium: Cellar Bar
(Pre-show dining + ticket £24.50)
Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, globally extolled fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning 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 entirely original, imaginative and beautiful way.
Songlines magazine hailed Gigspanner as “another milestone in folk’s rebirth of cool” and whilst traditional music forms the bedrock of the trio’s repertoire, it is the approach that sets it apart…leaving enough space within the arrangements to spread and stretch the music in the moment. In Peter’s own words “there is nothing more exciting than finding yourself lost in a new layer of inspiring and spontaneous music”.
The stretching of the music to embrace other influences, coupled with richly intense arrangements, is what makes Gigspanner’s shows appealing to a wide, keen and discerning audience. An audience that is in turn profoundly moved and captivated.
The advent of Gigspanner has introduced a whole new audience to the extraordinary musicianship of Peter Knight, a violinist whom many consider to be in a league of his own, and has without question been a huge inspiration on the folk-roots scene. The late author Sir Terry Pratchett in praising Peter’s great gift wrote with typical lyricism “Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow”
Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right.