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The Gigspanner Big Band

Fri 3 December

, 7:30pm

The Gigspanner Big Band

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 legendary Steeleye Span 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.

Theatre Royal Margate

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Dates, Prices & Tickets

Fri 3 December 7:30pm Full Price: £23, Restricted View: £20, Groups: Buy 10 get 11th free, Booking Fee: £2 per ticket Book

The Gigspanner Big Band

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 legendary Steeleye Span 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.

Show Info

Venue:Theatre Royal Margate
Time: 7:30pm
Price:Full Price: £23, Restricted View: £20, Groups: Buy 10 get 11th free, Booking Fee: £2 per ticket
Runtime:2 hours inc. interval
Age Guidance:All
  • "The Gigspanner Big Band are amazing...a force to be reckoned with - they storm every stage they walk on"

    Mike Harding
  • "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