Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

McGoldrick, McCusker, Doyle - Rearranged from March

Saturday 18th August 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Will Varley

Sunday 9th September 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Daphne's Flight

Saturday 15th September 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Celestial Fire

Sunday 30th September 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

GIG DIARY

Peter Knight's Gigspanner

Thursday 10th May 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets
Full price £16.50
Students  £8
Box Office:   01227 769075 
boxoffice@kent.ac.uk   
BOOK ONLINE HERE

"Peter Knight's Gigspanner were amazing. I can only think of a handful of folk musicians world-wide that have the kind of relationship with their instrument that Peter Knight has: Martin Hayes, Enda Scahill, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker, Martin Simpson.

Many people as they trickled out into the night said that this was one of the best gigs they'd ever been to. I'd agree with that. If you get a quarter of a chance to see them, go - there were people there last night who had travelled many miles to be there. It was well worth every mile"

Mike Harding: Broadcaster/Musician/Writer

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In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has established their reputation as a genuinely ground-breaking force on the British folk scene, described by Folk Radio UK as one of the “most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond”.

“Unhindered by the limits of technical ability” (Spiral Earth), they take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered in a wealth of subliminal musical influences “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator”

2016 was a vintage year for the trio, with Peter receiving Fatea Magazine's 'Instrumentalist of the Year' Award and ‘Best Musician’ in the inaugural folking. com Awards as voted for by the concert going public. Their album 'Layers of Ages' was included in many of the end of year 'Best of ' lists, including The Telegraph, which gave the album a rare five stars.

The advent of Gigspanner has introduced a whole new audience to the extraordinary musicianship of Peter Knight, a violinist whom many consider to be in a league of his own. The late author Sir Terry Pratchett in praising Peter's great gift wrote with typical lyricism "Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow"

Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Sacha Trochet on Percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right.


Press Quotes…

"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 has taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works. Their increasingly impressive sound is like no other"
Folk Radio UK

"Peter Knight shows a willingness to turn the expected inside out and place it back as neatly as it was before being taken"
fRoots Magazine

“A glorious musical tour de force...simply exquisite”
4**** Spiral Earth

"Magnificent....a feast of imaginative music"
5***** The Telegraph

“From one of the most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond, The Wife of Urban Law is an album of stunning and sustained beauty.
Folk Radio UK

Long standing favourites of Folk in the Barn.  This trio is as magical as everyone above is clearly stating. Their fourth visit to us, but their first to the Gulbenkian.







- Date Added 11/02/2018