With strong West Country roots, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll are stunning fiddle players and composers whose combined skills and musicianship forge a joyful collision of English traditional music and contemporary bowed strings.
Their unique sound blends melodic, emotive violin and viola with driving fiddle chords and powerful vocals interspersed with anecdotes of adventures and stories from the road.
WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE
We are fiddle players, singers and composers based in North Devon. We are available to play for concerts as a duo or as a trio featuring James Budden on double bass. We also offer music for weddings - please get in touch to discuss your event!
We are both experienced music workshop leaders and offer workshops for festivals and specialist courses, in fiddle playing or mixed instrument groups.
If you like what you hear then please join the email list on the right, and we will keep you posted!
Hope you enjoy our music,
Nick & Becki
THE SONGS OF EDWARD CAPERN
Our latest CD, "The Songs of Edward Capern" features landscape and life-inspired poetry from a renowned Victorian poet set to beautiful music, drawing on and evoking the folk melodies of 19th Century Devon.
For more information about the project please visit our "SONGS OF EDWARD CAPERN" page.
"The Songs of Edward Capern" CD is released on Saturday 25th March at the Royal Hotel in Bideford alongside Liz Shakespeare's novel "The Postman Poet". The launch event will feature readings from the book and we will be performing some from the CD.
Please note this event is now sold out. We will be running a similar show at the Appledore Book Festival in September so please come and see us there!
Signed copies of "The Songs of Edward Capern" CD are available to pre-order and will be shipped to you on the release date: 25th March 2017.
CDs are £10 plus postage.
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VIDEO FROM ST. ANNE'S CHAPEL
Here's a video we made as part of a gig at this lovely old chapel in Barnstaple.
The song is "Benjamin Bowmaneer" and features James Budden on double-bass.
We have taken the decision with “The Songs Of Edward Capern” not to have the albums shrink-wrapped to avoid unneccesary plastic going to landfill. The case is a cardboard-only digifile and can be composted at the end of its life. The CD itself is not easily recyclable (sorry), but there are a few places they can be reprocessed.
Your CD will be shipped to you in recycled and compostable packaging.
If you’re not too worried about having a hard-copy CD, you can always download the album in digital format from Bandcamp or iTunes when it’s released .We’ll provide access for all the album artwork on Bandcamp, if you want to have all the lyrics and cover art on your device. iTunes only provides cover art.
Our back catalogue of CDs comes wrapped in various formats. When we need to refresh our stocks, we will update production methods to remain as environmentally sensitive as possible, and let you know the details!