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English traditional music in modernist hands

Good things come to those who wait. Spiro might have taken a couple of decades to truly make the impact that their music deserves, but we're certainly glad that the sun now shines fiercely down on them and that their new record Kaleidophonica is every bit as engrossing as their previous, highly successful offering, 2009's Lightbox. An acoustic quartet - fiddle, accordion, guitar and mandolin - that doesn't lose a thing by not having a vocalist, their take on generations-old English tunes updates our isle's folk traditions by applying the modernist rigour and repetition of composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass. The result is something intimate and familiar, but also widescreen and cinematic. Though their music might be precise, mathematical, metronomic, it's played with terrific amounts of gusto and flair - the sound of a propulsive journey across the undulating green hills and plains of England, one that swells and rises over each oncoming peak.
(Biography written by Nige Tassell 2012
Photography by York Tillyer)

Spiro's Latest Twitter Posts

09:30 26-Nov-2014

We are heading to Jason's home town (and Alex's home county) today for a gig at The Lighthouse in Poole. Hoping... http://t.co/DL1hdYi7gE

16:54 22-Nov-2014

Walk before the soundcheck. #spiro #spiromusic #porthtowan http://t.co/LyhjbN9Ytt

20:20 21-Nov-2014

Cornwall friends - we are playing at Mount Pleasant Eco Park in Porthtowan tomorrow. We would be delighted if you... http://t.co/hKhM8gWdZd

12:06 13-Nov-2014

Listen to our live session for The Mark Radcliffe Folk show on @BBCRadio2 http://t.co/lGZluLbujP #NowPlaying

08:55 07-Nov-2014

Transport to rehearsals this week. #spiro #spiromusic #bristolferry http://t.co/ykPUVuA6gD

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  • Womad Ltd.
  • Company registration number: 2734599
  • Place of registration: England
  • Registration address:
  • Box Mill
  • Mill Lane
  • Box
  • Wiltshire
  • SN13 8PL
  • United Kingdom