Becka Wolfe


Becka Wolfe


Becka currently lives in Athens, playing Greek, Iranian and Arabic music. Attempting to embody all the positive qualities of a sponge, she learns, plays and sings music from whatever sources are available. She is currently working on an album of her solo material and is plays viola in a new project – the Idumea Quartet – which takes traditional old-time tunes and arranges them for string quartet instrumentation.

For many years Becka was based in Edinburgh, playing the session circuit in various guises and musical formations. It was here where she and Frank Burkitt met and began jamming a repertoire of Scottish and English folk songs, a bit of bluegrass and some contemporary Americana, all around an old varnished table, laiden with pints.

Becka also toured and recorded with old-time American band Wayward Jane and in 2015 she released an album of original music with Sam Gillespie called Grace Pour Down. She has also performed and recorded for many years with the Edinburgh-based band New Urban Frontier.

She sings in English, French, Arabic and occasionally other languages, pursuing random musical alleys faintly connected to her Jewish heritage and her obsession with Eastern Mediterranean history which introduced her to the musics of the Balkans. A delightfully varied and enchanting musical journey.