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Thread #156188   Message #3680821
Posted By: GUEST,Lyon Events
28-Nov-14 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: Peter Knights Gigspanner nr Kendal
Subject: Peter Knights Gigspanner nr Kendal
Peter Knight's amazing trio 'Gigspanner' play Holme Parish Hall Next Saturday, the 6th Dec! Holme is midway between Kendal and Lancaster.

Tickets are £14.00 availble from

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

Without doubt, a bedrock of British traditional music is to be expected from Steeleye Span's erstwhile legendary fiddle player. But, Gigspanner's musical reach flirts audaciously with Eastern European, French, Cajun, African and even Aboriginal influences, transporting audiences on a "blistering pace of a musical world tour" (Phil Widdows, Folkcast). It is appropriate then that author Terry Pratchett wrote that "Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow"

Ultimately, the music Gigspanner produces confounds any attempt to label it, and it is that intriguing, indefinable ingredient that continues to inspire audiences of all leanings, bringing them back for more. As a trio they have successfully amalgamated the diverse sum of their parts, and have honed and polished a brand that is uniquely theirs.

Finding the perfect vehicle to showcase the breadth of his virtuosity, Peter's musicianship within the context of Gigspanner is a revelation to those whose only experience of his playing has been limited to Steeleye Span.

"The music reverberates with Anglo-Celtic lilt and melancholy, robust Balkan accents, Middle Eastern and African intricacy and exuberance, Western classical poise and mainstream jazz balladry. It is Intelligent, multi-lingual music making" Julian Cowley, The Wire

"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. Rarely have I heard such insistent calls for encores" Dai Jeffries, Rock 'n Reel Magazine