Gigspanner Big Band

Gigspanner Big Band

Event Time Fri 25th Oct at 7:00pm-Fri 25th Oct at 10:30pm
Event Location Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury
Event Price £26 + Booking fee (see below)
Last Entry Time
Last entry time: 20.00
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: All ages (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
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Gigspanner Big Band

'Live in the House' presents - Gigspanner Big Band


"With the Gigspanner Big Band, Peter Knight has assembled a group of musicians intent on making some of the most important and exhilarating art ever to sit under the banner of folk music" FRUK

The Gigspanner Big Band are a unique force in British folk music....

Their high-energy, virtuosic performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental, and they have garnered praise from publications as varied as fRoots, The Telegraph and The Wire, where they were described as ‘melodically folk-rooted yet open and innovative beyond the constraints of genre’

Beginning life as a trio - with fiddle player Peter Knight being joined by percussionist Sacha Trochet and guitarist Roger Flack - the line-up has been expanded to form the Gigspanner Big Band, with acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks(Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin - BBC Folk Awards 'Best Duo') and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers, joining the fray.

As collaborations go, it doesn't get much more mouth-watering than this.

Doors at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm.

Venue

Shrewsbury Abbey
25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6BS, UK