Thursday 16 March 7.30pm
Presented by The Gigspanner Big Band and Raynor Winn (The Salt Path)
“An evocative and intense triumph” R ‘n R Magazine
Taking audiences by storm, SALTLINES is an inspiring ‘Prose and Music’ collaboration between bestselling author Raynor Winn (The Salt Path) and folk-roots supergroup The Gigspanner Big Band, which features some of the biggest names on the folk scene.
Together they celebrate the beauty, stories and traditions of the South West Coast Path in a seamless performance of old songs with their origins in the South-West, and brand new compositions which have been written by Raynor Winn especially for this production.
This is an unmissable experience for anyone who appreciates beautiful words, inspiring music and above all, cherishes the social and natural history of Britain’s coastline, and the common threads that bind its fragile communities and wildlife.
It’s impact on audiences has been astonishing…
“Incredible. I’m still reeling from the show this morning”
“Simply perfect. Unbelievably emotional. One hell of an evening”
“Saltlines was truly off the scale. Completely carried away by the beauty, sensitivity and pure artistic genius of the whole performance”
“Quite simply one of the most exquisite, breathtaking, hauntingly beautiful and life-affirming performances I’ve ever seen. Thank you all so much”
“Powerful, thought provoking, seamless and blessed with the flow of brilliance. Libretto perfect, musicianship perfect. Quite astonishing”
Beginning life as a trio formed by legendary Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight, 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.
“What a fabulous team they make, together producing a startlingly new musical form with few, if any, antecedents. The flights of musical fancy are staggering in their natural invention” Fatea Magazine
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Event Date: 16/03/2023 7:30 pm
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