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09 November 2018 - Gigspanner Artrix Bromsgrove


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Gigspanner
Gigspanner

Gigspanner



Hailed by Songlines magazine as “another milestone in folk’s rebirth of cool moment”, Peter Knight's Gigspanner is a trio formed by the legendary fiddle player best known for his ongoing 40 year association with folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span.

Peter is a stalwart of the British Folk scene, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, highly respected improviser and Patron of the Fiddle Festival of Britain.

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 **** Maverick Magazine
"Gigspanner work together in musical genius...there is no track that won't rope you in and buzz you like drinking a barrel of coffee **** EFDSS Magazine
A glorious musical tour de force...simply exquisite **** Spiral Earth

"Peter shows a willingness to turn the expected inside out and to place it back as neat as it was before being taken" **** fRoots
"Magnificent...a feast of imaginative music" **** The Telegraph
"The trio de-construct and transform the music into an original blend of the exotic and often eclectic" **** Louder than War
"The development of Gigspanner over their time together is astonishing..... an album of the year without doubt" **** R2 Rock n Reel
"An extraordinary gem...rich in both texture and atmosphere" **** Northern Sky
"Another remarkably imaginative and eclectic sequence of arrangements....entirely captivating on first hearing." **** Living Tradition
"Just by the first track you know this album is something special" **** Folk All
"The musicianship on this album is outstanding" **** Bright Young Folk
"Imaginative arrangements of traditional folk numbers. Knight's evocative and
lyrical violin playing is the heart of the sound, full of
melody and emotion" **** Where Worlds Collide

"Well worth the wait - a real showcase for Peter Knight's virtuosic playing and the band's diverse influences. An album to relish" **** FolkCast
"The Club Tent was spectacularly good this year. But without hesitation, I take my hat off to Gigspanner for providing the musical highlight of not just the Club Tent, but the whole damn festival. Fresh, vibrant, fantastic reworkings of Traditional English music" Bernie Kedge, Mayflower Folk, Cambridge Folk Festival 2013

"Peter Knight's Gigspanner showing that instrumental virtuosity can be compelling" Americana UK review of Cambridge Folk Festival.


Artrix

ARTRIX
ARTRIX

Artrix is an Entertainment centre in Bromsgrove, West Midlands offering comedy, family shows, music, films, theatre, exhibitions and workshops.

Artrix is a versatile multi disciplinary arts centre with a 301 seat auditorium, a spacious dance studio, meeting rooms and a visually stunning foyer/gallery. The auditorium’s balcony and side galleries give it an unusually intimacy, while its flexible central seating can be retracted to provide a dance floor. A striking feature of the building is its height and structure, which provide the acoustic qualities needed for chamber and orchestral music one session, and for amplified music or surround sound cinema the next.








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