WHEN legendary fiddle player, Peter Knight turned seventy this year, he decided to celebrate with a concert, as you do.

Peter's no stranger to the stage of the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury and so it should come as no surprise that his celebration of 'three score years and ten' will raise the roof at that particular location, with a Gigspanner gig.

A spokesman said: "In fact, he's played there countless times with Steeleye Span, the Feast of Fiddles, and in more recent times, his own trio, Gigspanner.

"Peter has chosen to mark the his birthday with a special one-off concert with some of his favourite musicians, at one of his favourite theatres."

The spokesman added: "As a trio, Gigspanner has built a massive reputation for dismantling traditional music and song and reassembling it into music of intelligently crafted brilliance.

"Appearances of Gigspanner Big Band are a rare but highly sought after affair, thanks to performances of dazzling musicianship and arresting chemistry. Unhindered by the limits of technical ability, they take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles, and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered within a wealth of subliminal musical influences, with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator.

The concert will coincide with the release of their debut album, simply called ‘Live’.

The date for the diary is August 13 at 7.30pm.

Tickets on, 01684 295074.