Blackdown Early Music Projects (BEMP) presents Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll: English Fiddles and Folk

All Saints' Church, Culmstock, Cullompton, EX15 3JD

15 Jul 2021

Blackdown Early Music Projects (BEMP) presents Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll: English Fiddles and Folk

Description

This is a masterclass in the art and mystery of connection; two fiddles and two voices working in confidence and synergy to create something far greater than the sum of its parts. Nick and Becki’s refined arrangements feature intricate subtleties that build to driving rhythms, stunning harmonies and dramatic crescendos. These compositions are infused with shared stories, songs and tunes from England’s west country and beyond – and it can all start from just one simple riff. Their new album ‘Cold Light’ weaves together ancient melodies, traditional
dance tunes and newly-written songs. This is the very essence of folk music; allowing the past to inspire the future.

The duo’s own story began on a six-month busking and hitchhiking adventure. A few years and two children later, their music has matured to bear the unmistakable hallmarks of a partnership grounded in the confidence that only mutual love, trust and stability can bring. Audiences instinctively feel this, and warm to Nick and Becki’s assured stage presence and entertaining patter. This is music for the heart, the mind and the soul, and an evening in Nick and  Becki’s company will remind you of the importance of each.

“folk music at its best” – The Living Tradition
“bursting with vitality” – Musicians Union Magazine

The BEMP Third Thursday series of concerts is being promoted in partnership with the Friends of All Saints’ Church, Culmstock. The concerts will support two great causes, the continued livelihoods of the brilliant musicians invited to perform in the delightful acoustic of All Saints’, and after professional costs are met, the majority of remaining proceeds will be donated toward the development and improvement of the church for wider community access.

Statement from BEMP:
We have eight events in the pipeline for 2021, starting on May 20 and continuing through the year on the Third Thursday of each month. Please be aware that any changes to prevailing pandemic restrictions will determine the exact details. Travel restrictions and social distancing regulations may restrict audience size for the first few recitals.

Tickets on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre
 


Opening Hours

Thursday 15th July 2021
7.30pm - 9pm

Advance ticket sales only, no sales at the door

​Please note: Social distancing measures will be in place

 

Pricing

Adult £15.00
Student £7.50
Under 12 FREE with a paying ticket holder
10% discount available when purchasing tickets for three or more Third Thursday events at the same time

Tickets on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre

Contact

Blackdown Early Music Projects (BEMP) presents Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll: English Fiddles and Folk
All Saints' Church
Culmstock
Cullompton
Devon
EX15 3JD
United Kingdom


T: 01823 340470

W: blackdownsearlymusic.co.uk/



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