Nicola Beazley is an award winning traditional fiddle player from the North of England and a recipient of the EFDSS Creative Seed Bursary 2018. Alongside her PhD ethnomusicology research at the University of Sheffield, she is also an internationally sought after performer, performing with the likes of Rosie Hood, and as a member of the acclaimed transatlantic duo Alex Cumming and Nicola Beazley performing at many of the top venues and festivals across the country. ‘Echoes’ is Nicola’s debut E.P as part of her solo venture, which has toured to great success since its release in early 2019.
Nicola is a highly experienced and sought after instrumental teacher and workshop leader. Working as a multi-instrumentalist around Sheffield with the Sheffield Music Hub, Soundpost and the University of Sheffield, Nicola is also the Musical Director of the Lancashire Music Hub Folk Ensemble, and works at Cambridge Folk Festival Hub. Nicola also run group workshops at some of the top folk festivals in England.
The musicianship is masterful, accomplished and skilful.’ -Living Tradition
The music really sparkles and glows, while also inviting a certain amount of judicious foot-tapping along the way. -FATEA 2019