10 - 12 June 2022
10 - 12
June
2022
Gigspanner

In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has established their reputation as a genuinely ground-breaking force on the British folk scene, described by Folk Radio UK as one of the “most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond”. “Unhindered by the limits of technical ability” (Spiral Earth), they take self-penned material along with 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 a wealth of subliminal musical influences “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” 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 2016 was a vintage year for the trio, with Peter receiving Fatea Magazine's 'Instrumentalist of the Year' Award and ‘Best Musician’ in the inaugural folking. com Awards as voted for by the concert going public. Their album 'Layers of Ages' was included in many of the end of year 'Best of ' lists, including The Telegraph, which gave the album a rare five stars. 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. 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 Sacha Trochet on Percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right. Press Quotes “Gigspanner has taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works , leaving no doubt that Gigspanner’s increasingly impressive sound is like no other" Folk Radio UK "Gigspanner are a band who get better with every outing, studio or live, and this album cements their standing as one of the most interesting, vital and exciting outfits on the scene. Outstanding" 5***** Maverick Magazine “Gigspanner work together in musical genius” EFDSS Magazine “With the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, Gigspanner produce richly atmospheric arrangements with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” - Spiral Earth “Gigspanner are marking out a distinctive zone of their own, melodically folk-rooted yet open and inventive beyond constraints of genre. It is Intelligent, multi-lingual music making" The Wire “With Gigspanner, Peter Knight has put together a tight trio with which to let his playing fly, producing music of intelligently crafted brilliance” 5***** Songlines Magazine "Magnificent....a feast of imaginative music" 5***** The Telegraph "Gigspanner have long had a knack of creating innovative music that puts them ahead of their field" Acoustic Magazine

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