Lichfield Guildhall – Saturday April 20th – 8.00pm
Known for his work with Steeleye Span, Feast of Fiddles, and a number of other projects, Peter Knight blends his own open-minded approach to modern technology, with a deep understanding and love for the tradition, to bring new life to older tunes, and his own compositions, which range across the genres of folk, celtic, traditional, rock, and more modern, ambient sounds.
Peter received ‘Best Musician’ in the inaugural folking.com Awards in 2016 and their 2015 album Layers Of Ages featured on Album of the Year listings for The Telegraph, R2 magazine and BBC Radio. Peter is joined by Roger Flack on guitar and Sacha Trochet on percussion, both of whom are powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right.
The trio have a growing reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene, dismantling the traditional and reassembling it in an intriguing, imaginative and beautiful way. They have played at the Guildhall before, and proved popular, with their music being the perfect match for the grandeur and acoustics of the room.
A Lichfield Arts Spokesman said ‘The music that is created by Peter Knight and Gigspanner is surprising, tuneful and always something special. No two gigs are the same, with music and styles changing regularly, which is what happens when you put three musicians of this calibre together. Gigspanner have played Lichfield Guildhall many times in the past, and have always been a very popular draw, so we would suggest that if you want to hear music that takes old sounds in new directions, buy your tickets soon’.
Tickets for what promises to be a special night of music making are £16.00, £14.40 for members of Lichfield Arts and £8.00 for under 16’s. For further information, and to book tickets visit www.lichfieldarts.org.uk, phone (01543) 262223, or call into the Lichfield Arts Box Office in Donegal House on Bore Street.
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