Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll are highly respected musicians, composers and workshop leaders from North Devon. They first collaborated as a fiddle duo on a busking trip around Spain and Portugal. Since then, they have made a strong impact on the British folk scene and received national and international acclaim.
Their passion for English traditional music and the violin has led to the development of their unique style. Beckis melodic, emotive violin and viola blend with Nicks driving fiddle chords and powerful vocals to create a rich, captivating sound.
...lovely, inventive playing fRoots
The duos compositions and their interpretations of traditional English tunes and songs are influenced by a wide range of musical cultures: We are inspired by the people we meet and the places weve been. We like the idea of a global approach to the English tradition.
...passionate musicality and distinctive presence. The Living Tradition
As well as performing, Nick & Beckis work varies from recording symphonic string arrangements for the Angel Brothers to running community group The Folk orchestra of North Devon for Wren Music.
...a superb advert for English music The Folk Mag
Becki Driscoll started playing folk and traditional music in her home town of Bridport with ceilidh band Sundance and went on to study community music in Liverpool. Since moving back to the South West she has been working for Wren Music, running
music workshops throughout Devon. Becki composes many of the new tunes for the duo, drawing on her interest and knowledge of traditional English and Western European music for inspiration. Her other work has included playing with The Angel
Brothers, accompanying Mick Groves from the Spinners and playing fiddle for a Country and Western show at Butlins!
Nick Wyke has lived in North Devon for as long as he can remember! He plays fiddle, guitar, bass and sings. After training with Wren Music as a community
musician, Nick began to explore the traditional fiddle-music of the area, particularly the tunes of William Andrew of Dartmoor. He writes many of the arrangements for the duo and is usually found happily chugging away on the chords...
Aside from his work with Becki, Nick plays fiddle with Gadarene, and has worked with great musicians including Jim Moray and Jackie Oates.