Saturday 24 March : Peter Knight and John Spiers

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. 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, and so 2018 sees the duo undertaking their first extensive UK tour.

A welcome return to Calstock Arts for Peter, a first time visit for John.

“Elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easy-going folk club banter …a quiet triumph!” The Guardian

Tickets: £15 advance, £16 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £10 under 18s.

See Peters website here

and John’s website here

Click here for tickets or phone 01726 879500

Tickets also available from Limekiln Gallery, Calstock. Opening times 11.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Doors and bar 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm