Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has his full attention on his trio Gigspanner.
Now the trio 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 far more to Gigspanner than meets the eye, and to categorise these virtuoso performers purely as folk musicians would be to undersell them, and deny audiences the full scope of their musical embrace.
Multicultural influences are fed into the mix, flirting with French, Cajun, Cuban and even Eastern European traditions.
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British traditional music forms the bedrock of the repertoire, but the approach is what sets it apart, leaving enough room with the arrangements to spread and stretch the music in the moment.
“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,” says a review from Maverick Magazine.
See Gigspanner at Roots Music Club, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster, November 18. 7.30pm. Tickets £12 on door or £10 in advance, www.wegottickets.com/rootsmusicclubdoncaster