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The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Wednesday 29 May 2024
Tickets are priced at £29 (includes £4 booking fee).  The show is suitable for ages 15 and over.

Taking audiences by storm, Saltlines is a prose and music collaboration between best-selling author Raynor Winn (The Salt Path), 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, and artfully wrapped around songs and tunes that were originally gathered from the route of the path by the great song collectors Cecil Sharp and Sabine Baring-Gould.

Formed by famed Steeleye Spanfiddle player Peter Knight, the Gigspanner Big Band line-up features renowned 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.

This is an unmissable, life-affirming experience for anyone who appreciates beautiful words, inspiring music, and above all, cherishes the social and natural history of Britain's coastline, and the common threads that bind its fragile communities and wildlife.

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