Irish folk, French jazz and African rhythms

Gigspanner SUS-140317-162813001
Gigspanner SUS-140317-162813001

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner will be performing at the Lamb, Old Town, on March 30 (7.30pm).

Led by Steeleye Span’s Peter Knight, probably one of this country’s best known and loved fiddle players, Gigspanner seems custom built to support the more fluid side of his musical personality. Backing him here is talented rock guitarist Roger Flack and percussionist Vincent Salzfaas, a two-man engine room that produces the revs.

There’s Irish folk in the shape of slipjigs, there’s French style jazz, and there’s African beats and rhythms that pushes Senegal trained Salzfaas to the fore for stunning solos, playing with hands on a collection of Conga’s and Djembe Drums. But whatever the style, Peter Knight is the star, skipping and slipping with the bow or seamlessly switching to pizzicato finger picking.

Tickets cost £17.50, call 841414.