The Wild Folk
Suffolk-based Country-Folk Duo
The Wild Folk are a Suffolk-based country-folk duo writing original songs inspired by the folk tradition of storytelling through song and the resonance and beauty of the natural world. Their music is crafted from a blend of influences, from Country Folk and Bluegrass to traditional English Folk. Their debut album, 'Songs from the East Country' was released on July 20th 2023 and is available to stream on all platforms, or the CD is available to buy in the apothecary. All proceeds from the sale of the album go towards paying for their (very small) wedding and community celebration in October 2023. Scroll down for videos.
Bernadette Smart is a folk and community herbalist, folk singer, forager, nature resonance guide, a keeper of the old ways, and a walker on the path of the Bean Feasa (translated from the Irish as woman of knowledge or wise-woman) in traditional apprenticeship. She is passionate about keeping the folk traditions of these ancient and sacred lands in our collective awareness through both her healing work and her creativity through song, writing, and ritual, and in the making of the offerings in Wild Folk Apothecary.
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Nigel Ashcroft is a British musician and songwriter based in Suffolk, England. An experienced composer, traveller and street-performer, he has spent the last twenty years taking his music live into the bars, restaurants, clubs, homes, and streets on four continents, from London to Melbourne, Bangkok to New Orleans, and countless places in between. As a writer of songs he is prolific, crossing genres, working with artists to develop original repertoire, writing both instinctively and to project briefs. As a creative and musical director he is able to draw the best out of performers, whether that be in theatre, songwriting workshops or collaborations.
Nigel's laid-back yet accomplished style of performance has been well received at festivals, private parties, weddings, and public and charitable events alike.