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Spiro

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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

19:29 23-May-2015

The Lau/Spiro stage mess awaits musicians. http://t.co/QF8HNZHVfI

12:15 23-May-2015

Truro here we come. We're very pleased to be playing with Lau and Siobhan Wilson at Hall For Cornwall tonight.... http://t.co/nRrOXOGXVj

10:15 22-May-2015

Come and join us for some philosophy and music at Hay-On-Wye tonight. https://t.co/pc0tZfUrQG http://t.co/s4JyRgltyU

19:19 21-May-2015

Thanks to Max Reinhardt for playing The Still Point Of The Turning World on Late Junction last night.... http://t.co/QFIcVGdYyX

20:48 17-May-2015

A walk in a wheatfield after a great day at Wood festival. http://t.co/V6cFu9rG8n

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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