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Steeleye Span fiddle player to bring his trio Gigspanner to Alexander’s in Chester

PETER Knight has been described as the musician who can ‘spin the world on his bow’ as well as being declared the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the fiddle world’.

The truth is that Steeleye Span’s iconic fiddle player/virtuoso violinist is a shape-shifter, one who can seamlessly embrace any number of styles.

It is within the context of Gigspanner, Knight’s own trio, that concert-goers get to experience the very best of what he has to offer.

Peter is joined by guitarist Roger Flack and percussionist Vincent Salzfaas, two powerful musicians in their own right.

Gigspanner’s material has its roots firmly in the traditional music of the British Isles. But it also references eastern European, African, French and even Aboriginal sources in the show-stopping Sharp goes Walkabout.

Gigspanner are at Alexander’s in Chester tonight (Thursday). Call 01244 340 005 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.