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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

18:57 25-Jan-2015

Lovely review of last night's gig in the guardian.... http://t.co/gpJtggcp9d

11:34 24-Jan-2015

Tonight is going to be gig of the year so far.... http://t.co/VdS3Lx09n5

10:42 21-Jan-2015

We've been back in the studio - the final tweaks on the album have been done and we're on schedule for an April... http://t.co/wtiuuayKlF

19:13 15-Jan-2015

I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/XgtPAIQkug

09:04 14-Jan-2015

A lovely snowy drive home from the studio this morning. With the help of amazing engineer Patrick Phillips we... http://t.co/ukJ9bK4G6B

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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