Sat 4 May | Gigspanner

  • Dorchester Corn Exchange
  • Saturday 4 May
  • 8.00pm
  • £16 / £14 members and concessions
  • 1 Hour 30 Mins
  • Seated

Known for his work with Steeleye Span, Peter Knight and Gigspanner bring new life to older folk tunes, and his own compositions.

Their 2015 album Layers of Ages featured on Album of the Year listings for The Telegraph, R2 magazine and BBC Radio. They have established themselves as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene, inspiring Maverick magazine to write “Gigspanner are making some of the most beautiful music the genre has to offer” 5*****

May 2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the release of the intriguingly named Lipreading the Poet, the debut album by Peter Knight’s Gigspanner, which had the distinction of being listed as one of the best 10 Global albums of 2009 by The Wire Magazine.

Described since as one of the “most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond” (Folk Radio UK), Gigspanner has stayed true to their quest to take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” (Spiral Earth).

"Gigspanner are reshaping tradition in fascinating ways"
fRoots 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
Folk Radio UK