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Peter Knight

Peter Knight

From beginnings in the rarefied halls of the Royal Academy to international stages the world over with Steeleye Span who strove to give ancient roots contemporary guise, via the endless morphing of free music with respected specialist Trevor Watts, gentle classical reflections in his solo offerings and work for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, there is nothing predictable about a musician whose music is as mercurial as quicksilver but always thoroughly absorbing, distinctive, enduring and above all fascinating. Simon Jones fRoots

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Gigspanner

Gigspanner

In the wake of his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has established their reputation as one of the most genuinely innovative acts on the folk/roots scene. “Unhindered by the limits of technical ability” (Spiral Earth), they 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 layered in a wealth of subliminal musical influences “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” "One of the most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond. It is genuinely exciting to hear a band expanding the possibilities of folk music in so many different directions" Folk Radio UK

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