Location: Huntingdon Hall
Date: Thursday 9th November
His departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span, has enabled fiddle player Peter Knight to turn his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process establish their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene. Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Sacha Trochet on Percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right.
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.
On this tour, the trio will be launching their brand new studio album, The Wife of Urban Law.
“Gigspanner has taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works. Their increasingly impressive sound is like no other” Folk Radio UK