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Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, Tom McConville

Saturday 1 Oct 8pm–10pm, 2016

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  • £10 - Adults
  • £4 - Concessions

Concessionary priced tickets are available to children and students - of any age - in full-time education.

An informal gig presented by the three tutors on our English Fiddle Weekend.

Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll first collaborated 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. The duo’s 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 we’ve been.” Their style is unique; Becki’s melodic, emotive violin and viola blends with Nick’s driving fiddle chords and powerful vocals to create a rich, captivating sound. As well as performing, Nick & Becki’s work varies from recording symphonic string arrangements for the Angel Brothers to running community group ‘The Folk Orchestra of North Devon’ for Wren Music.

“I so admire Tom McConville’s music. He has given 40 years of dedication and passion to the folk scene and everybody loves him!”  Vin Garbutt

Born and brought up on Tyneside in the North East of England, Tom McConville is one of the leading fiddle players of our time, with his own unique, instantly recognizable sound. A virtuoso musician – and fantastic singer – his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs is greatly admired by musicians and singers the world over. Playing the fiddle is his lifelong passion and he delights in sharing his experience and enthusiasm in workshops.

“One of the greatest violinists I’ve ever heard and by far the biggest influence in my music – A true master” Seth Lakeman

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