Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll | Cold Light

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Cold Light

by Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll

A joyful collision of traditional music, heartfelt new songs and contemporary bowed strings.
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Knitting Reel
3:15 $0.99
2. Who's Crying Now?
5:02 $0.99
3. Tie the Petticoat Tighter / The Triumph
3:39 $0.99
4. Halo
4:46 $0.99
5. La Folia
4:18 $0.99
6. Riddles Wisely Expounded
4:38 $0.99
7. Three Bridges
3:56 $0.99
8. Cold Light
5:23 $0.99
9. Winter
4:53 $0.99
10. William Andrew's Hornpipes
3:02 $0.99
11. Systerpolska
5:07 $0.99
12. The Last Waltz of the Evening
6:33 $0.99
13. Boscastle Breakdown
3:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
Nick and Becki are stunning fiddle players, singers and composers with an innovative take on English folk. Their combined skills and musicianship forge a ‘joyful collision’ of traditional music and contemporary bowed strings.
Their unique sound blends bewitching melodies, driving fiddle chords and powerful vocals, with songs created to express the world of the past as well as current social issues.

“Cold Light” reaches into the heart of the English tradition and brings to life old tunes from the archives, alongside the duo’s compositions and newly written songs. The album’s refined arrangements feature intricate subtleties that build from a simple riff to cascading rhythms, stunning harmonies and dramatic crescendos.

“Cold Light” features some fantastic guest musicians on double bass, English bagpipes, percussion, trumpet, French horn, and accordion. Nick & Becki have also added to the fiddle sound with performances on guitar, viola and layered percussion. Nick says: “The material on ‘Cold Light’ is a departure for the duo in terms of the depth of the recorded sound on many of the pieces. We’ve still managed to retain some delicate duo numbers, but it was great fun working with so many other musicians!”
The album was recorded and mixed by Nick in various locations across Devon, and was mastered by Josh Clark at Get Real Audio.

“folk music at its best” - The Living Tradition
“bursting with vitality” - Musicians Union Magazine
"...lovely, inventive playing" - fRoots
"...a superb advert for English music" - the Folk Mag
"Innovative and exceptional" - Folkworld



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