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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)

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14:36 22-Oct-2014

Flying into Santiago de Compostela for Womex. #spiromusic http://t.co/Yq4t9p13vs

11:16 20-Oct-2014

Also works on accordion players. #spiro #spiromusic http://t.co/DKTDl74tkB

17:34 18-Oct-2014

Soundcheck at Turner Sims at the University Of Southampton. Come on down, support band on at 8.00. http://t.co/kZcH6vg7Az

18:29 17-Oct-2014

An excellent time was had in Bury, thanks to all who came. Turner Sims in Southampton tomorrow. http://t.co/1LZQMlrpsW

13:57 16-Oct-2014

Bury in Greater Manchester is where it's all going on, lots of bands playing at the Homegrown Festival over the... http://t.co/c96yvEi7Uz

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