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Peter Knight & John Spiers Festive Tour

Nov 28, 2022

In the summer of 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival had the grand idea of pairing  Peter Knight and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers for a special ‘one off’ concert at that year’s festival.

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”. (For the record I was there and it’s true it did feel like you were witnessing history in the making)

It was also clear that leaving matters there was not an option, and two albums later the duo are making ready for a Festive Tour this December.

The little tour will feature some songs and tunes to reflect the season, but also a generous helping of material from both albums, Well Met and Both in a Tune. 

I know it’s still November, but this was my favourite carol growing up ?!

Should be ready to get your decorations out of the loft now!!

Decenber Tour Dates as follows:

03 Halesworth, The Cut Arts Centre
04 Cambridge, King’s College (Great Hall)
05 Nettlebed Folk Club
07 Chichester, Graylingwell Chapel Arts Centre
08 Totton, Hanger Farm Arts Centre 
09 Shaftesbury Arts Centre 
10 Wells, Cedars Hall
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