Knight & Spiers UK Tour March 2018

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In the summer of 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival had the grand idea of pairing Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special ‘one off’ concert at that year’s festival.

In the event, it ended up being a genuine festival highlight, with no space to be found in the Marquee and people standing five deep in pouring rain. For a few minutes at the close of their performance, with a standing ovation and roars for more, it didn’t seem as though the audience was going to let them go….it was a genuinely spine tingling occasion. As the MC commented, it was one of those occasions when people could say “I was there”.

It came as no real surprise that the one-off special led to a more permanent arrangement, and with their debut studio album ‘Well Met’ ready for imminent release, Knight and Spiers undertake their first UK tour in March 2018, but if you can’t wait until then, you can catch them for a Special Double bill with the Gigspanner Big Band (featuring Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin) at the end of February, as a prelude to the March dates ..

February 26th 2018
Special Double Bill with The Gigspanner Big Band (featuring Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin)
Warwick Arts Centre
https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2018/peter-knights-gigspanner-big-band/

Then the rest of the tour continues throughout March at the following venues:

March
01 London: Cecil Sharp House
https://www.cecilsharphouse.org

02 Alfriston: The Old Chapel
http://spyboy.co.uk

03 Ashford: Revelation St Mary’s
http://revelationashford.co.uk/

04 Hitchin: Folk Club @ The Sun Hotel
http://www.hitchinfolkclub.idnet.net

05 Colchester: Arts Centre
https://www.colchesterartscentre.com

06 Cambridge: The Junction
https://www.junction.co.uk

08 Worcester: Huntingdon Hall
http://www.worcesterlive.co.uk

09 Leicester: Guildhall
http://www.greenbirdpromotions.net

10 Halesworth: The Cut, In Conjunction With FolkEast Festival
http://newcut.org

11 Lincoln: Performing Arts Centre
https://lpac.co.uk

12 Sheffield: Greystones
http://www.mygreystones.co.uk

14 Hexham: The Queen’s Hall
http://www.queenshall.co.uk

15 Leyland/Preston: Fox Lane Sports and Social Club
http://www.mrkite.org/benefits.htm

16 Settle: Victoria Hall
http://www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk

17 Liverpool: The Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic
http://www.liverpoolphil.com/music-room

18 Bishop’s Castle: The Town Hall
http://bishopscastletownhall.co.uk

19 Nettlebed Folk Club
http://www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk/index.html

21 Fareham: Ashcroft Arts Centre
https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/ashcroft-arts-centre

22 Basingstoke: The Forge at the Anvil
http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on/knight-spiers

23 Corsham: The Pound Arts Centre
http://www.poundarts.org.uk/pound/default.aspx

24 Calstock: Arts Centre
http://calstockarts.org

25 Topsham: Matthews Hall
http://www.topshamfolkclub.org

27 Bridgwater: Arts Centre
http://bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk