Peter Knight's Gigspanner | Layers of Ages

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Layers of Ages

by Peter Knight's Gigspanner

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
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bows of London
5:26 $1.25
2. She Moved Through the Fair (Live)
8:31 $1.25
3. Death and the Lady
9:07 $1.25
4. Mad Tom of Bedlam
4:42 $1.25
5. King of the Fairies
6:01 $1.25
6. Louisiana Flack (Live)
3:32 $1.25
7. A Week Before Easter
4:40 $1.25
8. Down by the Salley Gardens
2:45 $1.25
9. Hard Times of Old England
8:28 $1.25
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Album Notes

“Magnificent…a feast of imaginative music” 5 ***** The Telegraph

"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

Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene, garnering along the way a reputation for dismantling traditional music and song and reassembling it in an intriguing, imaginative and beautiful way.

Unhindered by the limits of technical ability, they take music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce hypnotic arrangements layered in Eastern European, French, Cajun, African and even Aboriginal influences, touching on baroque, classical and jazz along the way.

The stretching of the music to embrace other influences is what makes it appealing not only to lovers of folk music, but to anyone who has an appreciation of beautiful and inspiring music.

What makes Gigspanner unique is the variety of musical colours on their palette. What makes them brilliant is how they blend them without ever muddying the landscape.

2016 has been a fantastic year for the trio, with Peter receiving Fatea Magazine's 'Instrumentalist of the Year' Award and also the ‘Best Musician’ in the inaugural folking. com Awards as voted for by the concert going public.

In April, Gigspanner were invited by BBC Radio 3 to perform at the Shakespeare 400 Celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of the ‘Shakespeare and Music’ concert, hosted by Verity Sharp.

Their 2015 album ‘Layers of Ages’ has featured on several ‘Album of the Year’ listings including The Telegraph, R2 magazine, and BBC Radio. 'Layers of Ages' is Gigspanner’s third album, and it is a glorious musical tour de force from the opening glissando of Bows of London to the final pizzicato in Hard Times of Old England.

Peter is joined by Roger Flack on guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Percussion, both of whom are powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right.




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