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Brand New Studio Album From Peter Knight's Gigspanner

'Layers of Ages'

Release Date 11th of May

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It has been a long time in the works, but Gigspanner’s riveting new album ‘Layers of Ages’ sees the band blowing the dust from a collection of well-worn traditional tunes and songs to reveal authentic moments of startling originality and great beauty.

Track Listing

1. Bows of London
2. She moved through the Fair
3. Death and the Lady
4. Mad Tom of Bedlam
5. King of the Fairies
6. Louisiana Flack
7. A week before Easter
8. Down by the Salley Gardens
9. Hard Times of old England

Total running time: 53 mins

*Listen to sample Tracks Here

*Read Sleeve notes Here

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Official Video

by Perrine Nouvier

Last year, Perrine Nouvier created a video for my song 'From a Lullaby Kiss', and because so many people have told me how much they love to watch and listen to it on Youtube, we knew that we had to ask Perrine to create a film for one of the songs on Gigspanner's new album.

We sent her the tracks and gave her a free hand to choose a song. We knew that she would create something wonderful whatever song she decided to illustrate.

We were not wrong.

The Photo Shoot

Chapel 7

For full Gallery go HERE

Over the past year or so, we couldn't help noticing the whimsical photographic style of Elly Lucas, who without doubt has become the photographer of choice for a huge amount of artists on the folk scene. Her photos usually have some sort of fantasy, almost dreamlike element to them.

Her work is featured on a host of albums right now, and we are happy that ours is now amongst that number.

The photographs were taken at The Old Chapel, Peckham.

The Album Artwork

cd cover

As always we turned to illustrator Tim Marrs for the album artwork, assisted by Kate Stretton.

He always listens to the music before setting to work, and delivers beautiful designs and layout that frame the music.

Check out his website. Pictures can say more than words.

The Interviews

We took a break from mixing the album to chat to Edd Blakely about the inspiration for the material, and the stories behind the instruments we each play.

It was beautifully captured by Terry Hulf.

Interview 1

Interview 2

The Reviews

This section will be updated as reviews are published

"Magnificent...a feast of imaginative music"


"An extraordinary in texture and atmosphere"


"Just by the first track you know this album is something special"


"A glorious musical tour de force...What makes Gigspanner unique is the variety of musical colours on their palette. What makes them brilliant is how they blend them without ever muddying the landscape"


'Transforming British folk song into a bold original blend of the exotic and eclectic'


'The musicianship on this album is outstanding'


"Gigspanner has taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works....they move effortlessly and seamlessly through myriad styles and textures....the result is well worth the wait, leaving no doubt that Gigspanner’s increasingly impressive sound is like no other"


JUNE 2015

‘Layers of Ages’
Album Launch Tour

3rd June 2015 Milton Keynes,The Stables Theatre.
 01908 280800

4th June 2015 Norwich, Arts Centre.
01603 660352

5th June 2015 Alfriston (East Sussex) The Old Chapel.
01323 841414.

6th June 2015 Whitstable, The Horsebridge Centre.
01227 281174

7th June 2015 Wingfield (Suffolk) Wingfield Barns.
01379 384505

10th June 2015 Calstock Arts Centre, Cornwall
01726 879500

11th June 2015 Torquay, The Bancourt Hotel.
01803 323465 

Tickets available via

12th June 2015 Nailsworth (Gloucestershire) Ruskin Mill
01453 837537

13th June 2015 Cowbridge (Glamorgan)

The Minstrel Room (above The Little Shop of Calm)
01446 771166

14th June 2015 Bath, Chapel Arts Centre.
01225 461700

15th June 2015 Nettlebed (Oxfordshire) Nettlebed Folk Club,

with special guests Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin.
01628 636620

16th June 2015 Tewkesbury, The Roses Theatre,

with special guests Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin.
01684 295074

18th June 2015  Rose Theatre, The Arts Centre
Edgehill University, Ormskirk
01695 584480

19th June 2015 Otley (W Yorks) Otley Courthouse.
01943 467466




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Background photographs by Elly Lucas

Deborah Knight

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