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23 May 2022
And all of a sudden the tour is done. Can’t tell you what...



And all of a sudden the tour is done. Can’t tell you what a pleasure and a privilege it is to be in a band with this lot. Went out on a high at the ever excellent @topshamfolk . Thanks to everyone who has come to see us on this tour, it really has been fantastic 😍🥳🎶

#GigspannerBigBand
#theend
#grandfinale (at Topsham, Devon)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Cd4QXBHIy3Y/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


21 May 2022
Fab couple of gigs in beautiful Wells and gorgeous...



Fab couple of gigs in beautiful Wells and gorgeous Stratford-upon-Avon the last couple of nights. Thank you to our wonderful audiences! Tonight is your last chance to come and see us on this mega tour, as tomorrow night has been sold out for ages!

21/05/22 St Andrew’s Church, Wiveliscombe

22/05/22 SOLD OUT Topsham Folk Club, Matthew’s Hall, Topsham

#GigspannerBigBand
#soldout
#grandfinale
#gigsgigsgigs
#whatsonwestcountry
https://www.instagram.com/p/Cd0JdQYMVHG/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


19 May 2022
Farewell to beautiful Marlborough and many thanks again to...



Farewell to beautiful Marlborough and many thanks again to Andrew and all at Marlborough Folk and Roots for having us. When we very first visited, Andrew and Sarah recommended we visit Silbury Hill, and we’ve gone back at every opportunity since! Today was Rosa’s first visit, and we walked up West Kennet Long Barrow and had a picnic. The air was loud with skylarks. It was wonderful.

Last few gigs of this tour - we’re off to Wells tonight…

19/05/22 Cedar Hall, Wells

20/05/22 Stratford Upon Avon Stratford Play House

21/05/22 St Andrew’s Church, Wiveliscombe

22/05/22 SOLD OUT Topsham Folk Club, Matthew’s Hall, Topsham 

01/07/22 Little Theatre, Chorley

#GigspannerBigBand
#ontournow
#gigsgigsgigs
#silburyhill
#westkennetlongbarrow
#ancientsites
#archaeology
#skylarks
#edgelarks
(at Avebury, Wiltshire)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdvaMGhML91/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


17 May 2022
Particularly special night at the always-special Nettlebed Folk...



Particularly special night at the always-special Nettlebed Folk Club last night because my dad is home! And he came to the show! Thanks to everyone who has sent kind thoughts our way, it’s been a long journey. And thank you to Mike and all at the club who flew the Ukrainian flag in my family’s honour, we were very touched. Slava Ukraini!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdp9ntaM6I_/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


14 May 2022
The posters arrived! And I’m sitting in the car listening...



The posters arrived! And I’m sitting in the car listening to our @folkonfoot episode about Saltlines, feeling so excited! Do give it a listen if you’d like to get a sneak preview of what we’re cooking up for you 🥳🎶😍 Available on all good podcatchers 🌞🌸

#Saltlines
#newwork
#newmusic
#newwriting
#southwestcoastpath
#podcasts
#folkonfoot
#walking
#westcountry
#whatsonwestcountry
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdikXS_stQY/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


13 May 2022
Can’t tell you how much we enjoyed tonight’s show in...



Can’t tell you how much we enjoyed tonight’s show in the spectacular surroundings of @graylingwellchapel . Very special audience including our favourites @raynor.winn , Moth, Jane, and @bannmatt01 . Thanks to all at the venue for making us so welcome 😍🎶

#graylingwellchapel
#GigspannerBigBand
#gigsgigsgigs
#lovelyplaces
#hoorah (at Graylingwell Chapel)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Cded1WPoc8t/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


12 May 2022
Thanks to all who came out to our gig at the @ropetackleart last...



Thanks to all who came out to our gig at the @ropetackleart last night. One of our favourite venues and a pretty lovely view from the stage door too.

#GigspannerBigBand
#ontour
#stagedoor
#southcoast
#artscentres
#ropetackle (at Ropetackle Arts Centre)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdd9mO9MZXB/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


10 May 2022
“1768-1774 In this house lived Thomas Paine, writer and...



“1768-1774 In this house lived Thomas Paine, writer and revolutionary”

Loved my first visit to Lewes. Not sure how it’s the first time I’ve been there! It won’t be the last.

We’re dancing to Tom Paine’s bones all along the road to Sevenoaks today for the next @peterknightsgigspanner extravaganza…

TONIGHT! The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

11/05/22 The Ropetackle, Shoreham

12/05/22 Graylingwell Chapel Arts Centre, Chichester

13/05/22 The Haymarket, Basingstoke

14/05/22 Dorchester Corn Exchange

16/05/22 Nettlebed Folk Club

18/05/22 Marlborough Town Hall

19/05/22 Cedar Hall, Wells

20/05/22 Stratford Upon Avon Stratford Play House

21/05/22 St Andrew’s Church, Wiveliscombe

22/05/22 SOLD OUT Topsham Folk Club, Matthew’s Hall, Topsham

#ontheroadagain
#tompainesbones
#thomaspaine
#lewes
#sussexlife
#GigspannerBigBand
#concerts
#tours
#ukfolk
#historylesson
#whatson
#ticketssellingfast (at Lewes, East Sussex)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdYLavtMiBI/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


09 May 2022
I invite you to our fun new band game called “Spot...



I invite you to our fun new band game called “Spot Sacha”.

Yes, that’s our sound engineer Edd trying to conduct a sound check with his head in his hands.

Thanks all who came to a fab gig at Hailsham Pavilion, and wishing the promoter Bob Perry a very happy retirement! We will miss coming to visit this lovely venue. We are losing places to play thick and fast, post pandemic, so do come out and use them, or lose them.

Tomorrow a new venue for us: The Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks!

#venues
#supportyourlocal
#useitorloseit
#spotsacha
#soundcheck
#thetrialsofasoundengineer
#placestoplay
#musicvenues
#letthemusıcplay (at Hailsham Pavilion - Cinema and Theatre)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdVvch7M2WA/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


09 May 2022
A day off in lovely Lewes! Recharging before our gig tomorrow in...



A day off in lovely Lewes! Recharging before our gig tomorrow in SEVENOAKS 🎶❤️

We’ve been getting some really lovely feedback from audiences about the show, including this email after last night’s show:

“My wife and I have just attended our first Gigspanner concert (at Hailsham Pavilion) and it ranks as one of the musical highlights of our lives.” Thank you so much!

We very much hope to see some of you tomorrow at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks 🎶🎶🎶

Tickets through our website 😘

#sevenoaks
#whatson
#kent
#sussex
#whatsonkent
#whatsonsevenoaks
#thestagtheatre
#gigspanner
#gigspannerbigband
#newmusic
#ontour
#gigsgigsgigs (at Lewes, East Sussex)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdVtev-s3tr/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


07 May 2022
Ahh there we go. @kingsplacelondon last night....



Ahh there we go. @kingsplacelondon last night. @gallivant_and_nest took a photo, thanks Debs 😘 What a corker it was.

#kingscross
#artscentres
#theatreshow
#standingovations
#hoorah (at Kings Place)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdRCh8xMm5p/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


07 May 2022
Last night in London @kingsplacelondon was so fab and so busy...



Last night in London @kingsplacelondon was so fab and so busy that I didn’t take a single photo. But thank you all for coming, we really loved the gig ❤️🎶

Tonight we are in Sandwich, and it’s beautiful!

#bigbandontour
#GigspannerBigBand
#sandwich
#kent
#southeast
#ontour
#gigsgigsgigs (at Sandwich, Kent)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdQ0o9EMZJZ/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


07 May 2022
Amongst all the many other exciting things, there is one last...



Amongst all the many other exciting things, there is one last rescheduled Edgelarks gig to remind you about. People at gigs keep trying to book us, but we really are taking a break for a while. So if you’re near Nettleham / Lincoln, this is your best chance to catch us!

Tickets through our website 😍🎶🤩

#rescheduled
#gigs
#raresighting
#duo
#lastchancetosee (at Nettleham)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdQj_h9sshS/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


06 May 2022
Thanks to all who came and packed out our show at the wonderful...



Thanks to all who came and packed out our show at the wonderful @theapexvenue in Bury St Edmunds last night. It’s such a special place to play and always such a fab crowd! Won’t be long before Rosa joins the band, she’s always keen to explore the stage as you can see 😅😍❤️

Off to London in the sunshine for our show @kingsplacelondon 🎶😍

Then, Kent! Sussex! South easterners assemble!

06/05/22 King’s Place, London

07/05/22 Folk In The Barn - St Mary’s, Sandwich

08/05/22 Hailsham Pavilion

10/05/22 The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

11/05/22 The Ropetackle, Shoreham

12/05/22 Graylingwell Chapel Arts Centre, Chichester

13/05/22 The Haymarket, Basingstoke

14/05/22 Dorchester Corn Exchange

16/05/22 Nettlebed Folk Club

18/05/22 Marlborough Town Hall

19/05/22 Cedar Hall, Wells

20/05/22 Stratford Upon Avon Stratford Play House

21/05/22 St Andrew’s Church, Wiveliscombe

22/05/22 Topsham Folk Club, Matthew’s Hall, Topsham 

01/07/22 Little Theatre, Chorley

#whatson
#babyontour
#thestageisset
#ontheroadagain
#ontheroad
#GigspannerBigBand
#gigsgigsgigs
#supportartistsbuyinadvance
#southeast
#ukfolk (at The Apex)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdN-p8iMDAu/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


05 May 2022
Gorgeous wander around Norwich this morning in the sunshine....



Gorgeous wander around Norwich this morning in the sunshine. I’ve visited loads of times but somehow never seen the cathedral quarter. Now off to Bury St Edmunds and another town of lovely architecture! It’s alright sometimes this touring lark.

#norfolk
#suffolk
#eastanglia
#architecture
#cloisters
#cathedral
#veryold
#verypretty (at Norwich Cathedral)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdLq7xmsYaC/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


05 May 2022
Thanks to a lovely crowd and a lovely venue for a fab night at...



Thanks to a lovely crowd and a lovely venue for a fab night at @norwichplayhouse . Someone told me it was the best gig they’ve ever been to! 😍🤩😱 Ten gigs in and we’ve certainly warmed up!

Today we’re off to gorgeous Bury St Edmunds, and the @apexbury . There are not many tickets left! Then @kingsplacelondon , which is also selling fast.

Here’s yesterday’s soundcheck, Rosa came and directed us from the pram 😁

See you South-Easterners this week! All tickets and info through the Gigspanner website or ours 🎶

05/05/22 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

06/05/22 King’s Place, London

07/05/22 Folk In The Barn - St Mary’s, Sandwich

08/05/22 Hailsham Pavilion

10/05/22 The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

11/05/22 The Ropetackle, Shoreham

12/05/22 Graylingwell Chapel Arts Centre, Chichester

13/05/22 The Haymarket, Basingstoke

14/05/22 Dorchester Corn Exchange

16/05/22 Nettlebed Folk Club

18/05/22 Marlborough Town Hall

19/05/22 Cedar Hall, Wells

20/05/22 Stratford Upon Avon Stratford Play House

21/05/22 St Andrew’s Church, Wiveliscombe

22/05/22 Topsham Folk Club, Matthew’s Hall, Topsham

#GigspannerBigBand
#gigsgigsgigs
#southeast
#uktour
#musicianlife
#music
#fiddleplayersofinstagram
#harmonica
#harmonicauk
#dobroplayersofinstagram
#melodeonplayersofinstagram
#percussion
#whatson
#ukfolk
#folkmusic
#greatnightsout (at Norwich Playhouse)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdKzKRBMQwU/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


04 May 2022
Meanwhile, in Norwich… Dinosaur harasses elderly lady....



Meanwhile, in Norwich…

Dinosaur harasses elderly lady. Also, @peterknightsgigspanner Big Band play @norwichplayhouse TONIGHT! It’s all happening in #Norwich

The next few look like this:

05/05/22 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

06/05/22 King’s Place, London

07/05/22 Folk In The Barn - St Mary’s, Sandwich

08/05/22 Hailsham Pavilion

10/05/22 The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

#whatson
#eastanglia
#norfolk
#nowtsostrangeasnorfolk
#dinosaur
#spottednorwich
#GigspannerBigBand
#gigsgigsgigs (at Norwich, Norfolk)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdIxt8ij-6j/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


03 May 2022
Beautiful cherry blossom day off in Harrogate 🌸 Now we’re...



Beautiful cherry blossom day off in Harrogate 🌸

Now we’re off to Norwich for tomorrow’s show:

04/05/22 Norwich Playhouse

05/05/22 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

06/05/22 King’s Place, London

07/05/22 Folk In The Barn - St Mary’s, Sandwich

08/05/22 Hailsham Pavilion

10/05/22 The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

#nextup
#ontour
#ontheroadagain
#GigspannerBigBand
#gigsgigsgigs
#cherryblossomviewing
#cherrytreewalk (at The Stray)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdGM_47s_Wr/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


01 May 2022
Quite a Convention of folkies in the hotel last night! Always...



Quite a Convention of folkies in the hotel last night! Always lovely to bump into a whole bus load of legends at check out time 🤩

#whatwedidonourholidays
#hotellife
#tourlife
#supergroup
#fairportconvention
#oneforthealbum
#ontheroad
#musicianlife
#ouroffice
#esteemedcolleagues (at Darlington, Co Durham)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdBCdPcMAAZ/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=


01 May 2022
Unite and unite! And let us all unite, for summer is a-coming...



Unite and unite!
And let us all unite, for summer is a-coming today 🌞

Happy May Day to you all. Hats off to those of you who danced the sun up! We’ll be celebrating tonight in Hexham with the @peterknightsgigspanner Big Band, and we’ll slip a couple of May songs in there too 🏵️🌸🌹

#gigsgigsgigs
#GigspannerBigBand
#Hexham
#ontournow
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdA4IZqsIyb/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

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