Regular high quality concerts take place in the hall, usually on Saturday evenings. We like to feature a range of musical styles, such as folk, blues, singer-songwriters, jazz, Americana/ alt.country, etc. There is a licensed bar and all concerts start at 8pm unless stated (doors 7.30).
Tickets are best (and cheapest) if bought online at wegottickets.com. Click the logo to the left to see a full list of concerts currently available to book, and buy now!
OR pay in advance by cheque/cash – call 01335 310322 or email email@example.com
A listing of confirmed concerts in the hall for 2019 can be found as a PDF file here. To avoid disappointment, please book early for any concert as the venue capacity is only 100, so we often sell out.
Video clips and reviews of selected previous concerts can be found here.
Need somewhere to stay? There are several B&Bs and hotels nearby – the nearest are on this link. There are also many self-catering holiday cottages, although these will often require a minimum 2-night stay (link here). For more village options (caravan sites, youth hostels etc), click here.
Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene.
Hailed by Songlines as “another milestone in folk’s rebirth of cool”, there is far more to Gigspanner than meets the eye, and to categorise these virtuoso performers purely as folk musicians would be to significantly undersell them, and to deny audiences the full scope of their musical embrace.
In Peter’s own words “there is nothing more exciting than finding yourself lost in a new layer of inspiring and spontaneous music“. But taking it even further, subliminal, multicultural influences are fed into the mix, flirting audaciously with French, Cajun, Cuban and even Eastern European traditions.
Within Gigspanner, Peter’s musicianship is further enhanced by the flawless playing of Roger Flack on Guitar and Sacha Trochet on hand drums and percussion.
What drives the band is an unwavering, single minded commitment to dig deep and to load the music with something of value. Gigspanner’s audience knows that it is being honoured with a gift that is the difference between ‘entertaining’ and ‘spellbinding’.
Alstonefield Village Hall sound is produced by Mixonthehill Studio
A specification of the equipment used for hall concerts can be found on this link (this may be subject to change, so please check if needed). We also have available a full-size digital Yamaha Clavino piano keyboard (model CLP-411 – see technical specification here).
“I created my dream, a small studio to record what’s in my head. A work in slow progress! Add my masochistic pleasure in P.A. work and desire to produce pure sound and you have Mixonthehill.”
Contact Alan if you have something you want to record (or need PA!) at very reasonable rates.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07733 004458
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