Knight & Spiers

Thu 22 Mar, 8pm

The Forge

  • Tickets: £17.50; Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £15.50 (includes £2 booking fee)

In the summer of 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special 'one off' concert.

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.

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.

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