SALTLINES

“Saltlines is beautiful. 

Exquisite musicianship and truly soulful music, led by the radiant Raynor Winn, who performs prose about the sea, nature and love alongside the wonderful Gigspanner Big Band. A must see. A gorgeous night that sends you out of the Theatre smiling. It’s just what we need right now”

Marianne Elliott OBE Director (War Horse).

 

“But the highlight was undoubtedly Saltlines. It played to a standing-room only house…an evocative and intense triumph” R ‘n R/R2 Magazine
Taking audiences by storm, Saltlines is a Prose and Music collaboration between bestselling author Raynor Winn and folk-roots supergroup The Gigspanner Big Band, which features some of the most celebrated names on the British folk scene.

Together they have created an emotional odyssey which explores the beauty, stories and traditions of the South West Coast Path.

The vibrant and thought-provoking compositions by Raynor have been especially written for SALTLINES and artfully wrapped around songs and tunes that were originally gathered from the route of the South West Coast Path by the great song collectors Cecil Sharp and Sabine Baring-Gould, whose centenary is celebrated this year.

SALTLINES is however far more than a contemplation of the beauty of the South West Coast Path…with a gentle hand Saltlines touches on social and environmental issues that face not only coastal communities but the world at large. It a modern piece, thoughtfully and creatively delivered.

Formed by legendary Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight, the Gigspanner Big Band line-up features acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin – BBC Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’) Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers, Roger Flack on guitar and Sacha Trochet on percussion.

www.gigspanner.com/saltlines


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