**This event will take place in the Laundrama venue – just across from the Old Laundry Theatre on Rayrigg Road.**
A full bar and selection of snacks will be available.
“Magnificent…a feast of imaginative music” *****
Since 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 firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene.
Hailed by Songlines magazine as “another milestone in folk’s rebirth of cool”, Gigspanner present a skilfully narrated program of material that goes way beyond the folk genres usual boundaries.
The trio has forged a reputaton for dismantling traditional music and song and putting it together in an intriguing, imaginative and beautiful way.
Modern in interpretation yet classical in its virtuosity, it is music that continues to inspire audiences of all leanings, bringing them back for more.
May 2015 heralded the release of their latest studio album Layers of Ages, which sees Gigspanner blowing the dust from a collection of well-worn traditional songs and tunes, dismantled, reconsidered and put together again to reveal moments of originality and staggering beauty.
Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Percussion.
“With his trio, Peter Knight breaks new ground and is second to absolutely nobody…ground-breaking, engaging, frequently astonishing, Gigspanner deliver a quite simply superb set”
“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 work together in musical genius” English Folksong and Dance Society Magazine
“A glorious musical tour de force. Simply exquisite” -Spiral Earth
|FOOL ticket (Friend of the Old Laundry)||£14|