Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Fairport Convention - Spring Tour 2019

Wednesday 5th June 2019

The Tower Theatre, Folkestone

Sharon Shannon, Seckou Keita

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Gerry Colvin Band

Saturday 13th July 2019

The Kingston Barn

End of Summer Season Garden Party - with Chris Leslie

Sunday 21st July 2019

Edge of Beyond, Barham

Old Man Luedecke

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Waterstones, Canterbury

GIG DIARY

The Gigspanner Big Band

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets
Full Price £19
U25s £10
Box Office:   01227 769075  
Book by Email HERE
Book Online HERE

Gigspanner Big Band

Periodically, the pairing of two acts, each with their own unique identity, produces an electrifying force that is even greater than the impressive sum of its parts.

As a trio, Gigspanner, formed by fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span), has established a reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene, inspiring Maverick magazine to write "Gigspanner are pushing at the boundaries, expanding the possibilities and in the process making some of the most beautiful music the genre has to offer" 5*****

BBC ‘Best Duo’ Folk Award winners Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are described by The Guardian as being "Subtle, bravely original...a combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma"

Their appearances together as the Gigspanner Big Band are a rare, but highly sought after affair, thanks to performances of dazzling musicianship and arresting on stage chemistry.

Taking self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, they produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered within a wealth of subliminal musical influences “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” Spiral Earth.

"They don't play together very often, but when they do it's spectacular"   5***** R2 Magazine

"True creativity speaks to the heart and entertains the mind with fresh ideas and images, and what brilliant entertainment this is. Knight has a knack for identifying the essence of a tune or song, pulling it apart and presenting it back to you in a way that surprises and refreshes. Hannah Martin and Phillip Henry simply make sublime music that has an otherworld of undercurrents and motifs woven through it. Put them all together and some alchemical magic occurs"   5***** Spiral Earth

www.gigspanner.com

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- Date Added 08/05/2019