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“They don’t play together often,
but when they do, it’s spectacular”
5***** R2 Magazine
Periodically, a collaboration between two sets of musicians with their own unique identities produces an electrifying musical force that is even greater than the impressive sum of its parts.
Gigspanner, formed by (ex-Steeleye Span) legendary fiddle player Peter Knight, has built a massive reputation for dismantling traditional music and song and "reshaping it in fascinating ways" fRoots Magazine
BBC Folk Award winners (Best Duo) 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.
With an eclectic mix of self-penned material and traditional music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, the Gigspanner Big Band produces richly atmospheric arrangements “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator”.
Coming to Falmouth directly from Sidmouth Folk Week where they will be closing the festival, this is the very first time this exciting lineup has played in Cornwall.