“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do…” -Jalaluddin Rumi

Hi! I’m Nicholas “The Bard.” I write and play sacred music and poetry that celebrates the miracle of life. Here is a taste:


I perform poetry around Asheville, NC. A good sampling of my work can be found here.

Nicholas The Bard with his djembeMusic

Djembe and hand percussion, dijeridoo, and native flute are my primary instruments, performing with various bands and projects in the Asheville, NC area. Most recently, I have been playing with the underwater folk reggae act Ashlantis. I also regularly play for church and other contemplative services at various venues including the Center for Art & Spirit at St. George and local kirtan groups. I will be playing Celtic Kirtan in Scotland (August 2015) with Macushla at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest!


I teach music in schools, inspiring young minds to celebrate life through sound and word. I have also worked extensively with at-risk and incarcerated youth in this capacity.

I offer private lessons on the drums and dijeridoo, and am available for tutoring in poetic expression. Contact me for more information on this or any of the aforementioned projects.

Listen to this recent radio interview I did on Waldorf Education (scroll forward to minute 31:00 to hear my half of the show): http://tinyurl.com/y73wmz7e 

Synchronicity Circles

Synchronicity Circles is a free community group where we cultivate intuition for the healing of self, other, and planet. Do you have regular experiences of intuition and synchronicity? Would you like to cultivate a deeper connection with your true self? If so, come share in the study! They happen every other Friday night at the Center for Art & Spirit at St. George in West Asheville. Aramaic toning (the spoken language of Jesus) is heavily used to create sacred space in the group. Contact me for information about the next one!

With love!

Nicholas The Bard

3 Responses to Home

  1. Lori DiNardi says:

    I’ve only been blogging for a couple of months, and I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs. Therefore, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award. As a novice, this is something new to me. I’m honored to be nominated myself, but have found that it’s taking up a lot of time to be nominated. So, if you’d like to follow the drill after your nomination, please do, if not, I understand. You are still one of the few I subscribe to and enjoy. If you decide to pass it on, click on the link for the award and use my acceptance page as a template. Congratulations!

  2. oneanna65 says:

    Thanks. God Bless You.

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