Top fiddling duo to play at the New Room

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June’s ‘Folk At The New Room’ gig will have the historic John Wesley chapel in Bristol’s Broadmead vibrating to the sound of highly-acclaimed English fiddle duo Becki Driscoll and Nick Wyke.

Becki Driscoll and Nick Wyke

Driscoll and Wyke, who will be performing in Bristol on Thursday 21 June, offer an innovative take on English traditional music and song.

Becki Driscoll says: ““We love acoustic gigs, so we’re really excited about playing in this beautiful space.

“We’ll be playing and singing repertoire from the English tradition as well as showcasing our contemporary tunes and some of the material from our latest album.”

The unique style of Becki Driscoll and Nick Wyke comes from their passion for traditional music, the interplay between their two violins, and a keen sense of place and time.

The pair have worked with some of the leading lights of the English folk scene, always pushing the boundaries and developing new and inventive music.

They first collaborated as a fiddle duo on a busking trip around Spain and Portugal, and their compositions and interpretations of traditional songs are influenced by a wide range of musical cultures.

Becki’s melodic, emotive violin and viola blend with Nick’s driving fiddle chords and powerful vocals to create a rich, captivating sound, delivered alongside anecdotes of their musical adventures.

Their latest album “The Songs of Edward Capern” adds a variety of other instruments to their trademark sound. The songs feature landscape and life-inspired poetry by a renowned Victorian poet set to the duo’s own compositions, inspired by traditional 19th century Devon folk melodies.

As well as performing as a duo, Nick and Becki have provided fiddle parts and string arrangements for a host of folk and roots artists, recently touring as part of the Jim Causley Trio.

Tickets

Tickets are priced at £12 (£10 for concessions) if purchased in advance from the New Room café or shop or via Eventbrite*, and will also be available on the door at £14 (£12 for concessions).

The café at the New Room will be open from 6.30pm for pre-gig refreshments. Doors to the chapel where the gig takes place open at 7pm, and the gig starts 7.30pm. Seating is unreserved seating.

For further details see www.newroombristol.org.uk or www.englishfiddle.com

*For bookings through Eventbrite an online booking fee applies