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Mar 9th 2018 @ The Guildhall

Leicester, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, March 9th, 2018
7:15 PM
The Guildhall
Leicester, United Kingdom
In the summer of 2016, the organisers of Folkeast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle layer Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special "one off" concert at that year's festival.

It ended up being a 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. As the MC commented, it was one of those occasions when people could say "I was there". It was also clear that leaving matters there was not an option.

This then is the debut tour of two of the undoubted finest musicians in their respective fields.

"Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow" Sir Terry Pratchett

"Elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easygoing folk club banter a quiet triumph! The Guardian
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