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Peter Knight’s Gigspanner

Wed 07 Nov, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £18 (£16 concessions) , approx running time: 120mins (including interval)

In the wake of 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 established their reputation as one of the most genuinely innovative acts on the folk/roots scene.

“Unhindered by the limits of technical ability” (Spiral Earth), they take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, 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”

Many people as they trickled out into the night said that this was one of the best gigs they’d ever been to. I’d agree with that. If you get a quarter of a chance to see them go – there were people there last night who had travelled many miles to be there. It was well worth every mile” – Mike Harding – Broadcaster/Writer/Musician

“Gigspanner have long had a knack of creating innovative music that puts them ahead of their field” – Acoustic Magazine