PETER Knight, former violinist with 70s English folk rock group, Steeleye Span, is performing at Settle Victoria Hall on Wednesday, November 24.

In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, Peter turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner - also featuring Roger Flack on guitar and Sacha Trochet on drums. The trio has built up a reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene.

One of Peter’s fans was the late author, Terry Pratchett, who said of him: “Peter Knight can spin the world on his bow”. Steeleye Span was the late writer’s favourite band; they met several times and eventually collaborated on a project called Wintersmith, Steeleye released an album about the story.

Maverick magazine has written of Gigspanner: “Gigspanner are pushing at the boundaries, expanding the possibilities and in the process making some of the most beautiful music the genre has to offer.”

The trio has been described by Folk Radio UK as one of the “most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond”, and by Songlines as “another milestone in folk’s rebirth of cool”.

Coming up this weekend is Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders.

Now a solo artist, he was formerly lead singer in Amen Corner and has played with the likes of Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Bob Dylan.

Also this weekend, Flats and Sharps are a four-piece bluegrass outfit from Penzance, Cornwall.

Delivering ‘energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass’ to audiences all around the world, Flats and Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over eight years. Also coming up is Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell, described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.

On November 14, Carol Decker of T’Pau will be coming to Settle. Carol first appeared on the scene in 1987, fronting the successful pop/rock band. Instantly memorable with a huge voice and a mass of red hair, Carol made an undeniable impact on the public.

Fans of Tony Christie will however be disappointed, tickets for his Tony Christie: Avenues and Alleyways on November 12 have sold out.

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