FolkEast Presents… Saltlines

october, 2022

30oct7:30 pmFolkEast Presents... Saltlines

Event Details

Sunday 30th October 7.30pm

Doors open at 7pm

Tickets: £25

Tickets available HERE

 

A portrait of the southwest coast path in old songs and new words with Raynor Winn and The Gigspanner Big Band.

‘…uninterrupted miles of coastline, crossing wild headlands with the calls of oystercatchers, and the smell of salt laden air ever present.’ (Raynor Winn, The Salt Path)

A best-selling memoir, an epic coastal walk and a rich seam of folksongs on love, loss and the natural world, this is a stunning collaboration between the writer and a collective of some of the biggest names on the folk-roots scene.

Raynor Winn’s book and its sequel The Wild Silence has sold over a million copies world wide, lauded for their ‘against all odds’ uplifting message, and their frank exploration of the reality of homelessness.

The Gigspanner Big Band (featuring members of supergroups Steeleye Span, Bellowhead and an award-winning folk duo) combine traditional songs from along the coastal path with Winn’s evocative words.

The inaugural Saltlines eight day tour of  the South West Coast during the heatwave in July, played to sold out houses and standing ovations. Uplifting and life-affirming this new, collaborative work takes you on a journey  through sound and words, leaving you in no doubt of the beauty and fragility of our coastline and of those who live along it.

 

‘With the Gigspanner Big Band, Peter Knight has assembled a group of musicians intent on making some of the most important and exhilarating arts ever to sit under the banner of folk music’ FRUK

‘An absolutely brilliant story that needs to be told about the the human capacity to endure and keep putting one foot in front of another’ Costa Book Award judging panel on The Salt Path

Gigspanner are Peter Knight (violin), Roger Flack (guitar), Sacha Trochet (drums), Hannah Martin (violin, banjo, tenor guitar) Phillip Henry (dobro, harmonica) John Spiers (melodeon).

Find out more with a trailer for the Matthew Bannister Folk on Foot podcast here

Time

(Sunday) 7:30 pm

Location

Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall

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