Saltlines is an inspiring ‘Prose and Music’ collaboration between bestselling author Raynor Winn (The Salt Path) and folk-roots supergroup The Gigspanner Big Band, which features some of the biggest names on the folk scene.

Together they celebrate the beauty, stories and traditions of the South West Coast Path in a seamless performance of old songs with their origins in the South-West, and brand new compositions…compositions which have been written by Raynor especially for this production.

This is an unmissable 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.

Beginning life as a trio formed by legendary Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight, the line-up has been expanded to form The Gigspanner Big Band, with acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin – BBC Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’) and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers, joining the fray.

Saltlines has been taking audiences by storm…

“Incredible. I’m still reeling from the show this morning”

“Simply perfect. Unbelievably emotional. One hell of an evening”

“Saltlines was truly off the scale. Completely carried away by the beauty, sensitivity and pure artistic genius of the whole performance”

“Quite simply one of the most exquisite, breathtaking, hauntingly beautiful and life-affirming performances I’ve ever seen. Thank you all so much”

“Powerful, thought provoking, seamless and blessed with the flow of brilliance. Libretto perfect, musicianship perfect. Quite astonishing”


Special offer: See Ruby Colley on March 11 and save £4!

Saltlines will start at 8pm on March 11 in the Derby Hall, The Met’s large first floor theatre. However prior to this at 7pm on the same day there will be another show taking place in The Box, our intimate ground floor space, performed by violinist, sound artist and composer Ruby Colley.

Why not see both shows on the same evening? We’ll give you £4 off if you book the two together; the discount applies automatically in the checkout.

Dates & Times

Last session: Sat 11 Mar 2023 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met
From £26 (inc fees)

Duration 110 minutes (including interval)

Covid Safety at The Met

This will be a full-capacity event with a non-socially distanced audience; we will however still be utilising many Covid safety measures for your safety and the safety of our staff.

Learn about our COVID safety measures

Reviews

“What a fabulous team they make, together producing a startlingly new musical form with few, if any, antecedents. The flights of musical fancy are staggering in their natural invention”

Fatea Magazine

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