Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gigspanner News

Those groovy Gigspanner boys are going to be having a busy autumn. Oh yes, Millbrook's musical adopted sons are out and about all over the country in the near future.

Not, sadly, on the Rame Peninsula - we'll have to await their return in the spring; a May 2011 tour is being planned, with our neck of the woods included in stopping off points, I hope. Debs - if you read this (and I know that I get the occasional virtual visit from the Gigspanner household), please try to avoid Whitsun weekend; that clashes with Chippenham Folk festival and the Wreckers (including me) will be away strutting our stuff.

Meantime a new album is in the offing. I get the impression that it's a live one from Debs' description: "The new album 'Doors at Eight' was recorded during Gigspanner's May/June tour, and there are hopes that it will be ready for release during the forthcoming tour. One highlight of the album is the beautiful didgeridoo playing of Joe Caudwell on 'Sharpe goes Walkabout', who was a special guest of the band during their gig at the Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight. "

I know that not everyone who reads this stuff is on the Rame Peninsula, so here's the list of autumn dates. just in case one of the gigs is near to you.

Friday October 29th

Village Hall, Forthampton, Near Tewkesbury

For tickets call 01684 297270 or 07811 643115       

Tuesday November 2nd

Winchester Folk Club @ The Railway Inn, Winchester

Wednesday November 3rd

The Rondo Theatre, Bath

Thursday November 4th

The Lansdown, Clifton, Bristol

Saturday November 13th

The Old Chapel, Hartpury, Gloucestershire

For tickets call:    01452 790860 or 07958 193964      

Sunday November 14th

Saint George's Hall, Blockley

Tickets will be available soon from, by calling 07974 842950 and Blockley Village Stores (in about a weeks time). Please keep an eye on Peter's website for an update.

Thursday November 18th

The Musician, Leicester.

Buy Tickets Here:

Friday November 19th

The Chapel at Number 1, Shakespeare St. Stratford-upon-Avon (Different venue for regular club nights)

The re-birth of Stratford-upon-Avon Folk Club, special launch event. 

Call 07764 752115 to book tickets.

Saturday November 20th

Bignor Church, near Petworth, West Sussex

Monday November 22nd

Farnham Maltings, Surrey.

Friday November 26th

The School Creative Centre, Rye, East Sussex

Saturday November 27th

The Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable, Kent

Thursday December 2nd

The Square Chapel, Halifax

Friday December 3rd

Hornby Institute, Hornby, Lancashire

Tickets on sale at or by calling 07974 842950

Saturday December 4th

The Rose Theatre, Ormskirk, Lancashire

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