Thursday 17th March 2016: Gigspanner. 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.
Please note: this concert is on a Thursday.
British traditional music forms the bedrock of the trio’s repertoire, but the approach is what sets it apart… leaving enough room with the arrangements to spread and stretch the music in the moment.
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They have firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene.
Hailed by Songlines as “another milestone in folk’s rebirth of cool”, there is however far more to Gigspanner than meets the eye, and to categorise these virtuoso performers purely as folk musicians would be to significantly undersell them, and to deny audiences the full scope of their musical embrace.
As expected, British traditional music forms the bedrock of the trio’s repertoire, but the approach is what sets it apart… leaving enough room with the arrangements to spread and stretch the music in the moment.
In Peter’s own words “there is nothing more exciting than finding yourself lost in a new layer of inspiring and spontaneous music”. But taking it even further, subliminal, multicultural influences are fed into the mix, flirting audaciously with French, Cajun, Cuban and even Eastern European traditions.
Booking and venue details
The entrance fee for the evening will be £14 for members and £15 for non-members.
The event starts at 8.00 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.
The Hinckley ACT
Based in the Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Hinckley ACT is a high quality music venue that offers an informal and intimate atmosphere for concerts and for the monthly club nights, where musicians can come along and ‘take the stage.’ Established by company chairman, Keith London, on the premises of his firm Advanced Carbide Tooling (A.C.T.), the venue provides full stage and seating facilities, plus top quality sound and lighting equipment.
There is a licensed bar and ample free car parking.