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DIDIKAI booking for 2017 and 2018

We are very pleased to announce that DIDIKAI are currently taking bookings for 2017 and 2018..

Please contact us here for further information..

Didikai at ArtSBridge 2013. Photo by www.darrenflemingphotography.co.uk
Didikai at ArtSBridge 2013. Photo by www.darrenflemingphotography.co.uk

 

Didikai present a broad and diverse range of material with their enthralling duo featuring the sultry vocal talents of Amy-Rose and the musical finesse of Becky Taylor. They showcase an amazing breadth of line-up encompassing uilleann pipe and fiddle duets, songs accompanied by uilleann pipes, duet concertina, guitar and fiddle (but not all at the same time!),  duelling fiddles,  even some northumbrian small-piping delivered with more than a hint of humour and style.

From this enigmatic and highly original due you can expect anything from self-penned songs to traditional Gypsy ballads, rousing chorus songs and catchy tune sets. You are most certainly guaranteed not to get bored!

 

Another great night of music at The Moorcock last night, For all of you who didn’t make it, DIDIKAI (Becky Talor & Amy-Rose Atkinson) gave us a night to remember – – – if you like beautifully crafted traditional music, this multi-instrumental duo will not disappoint – – – and Amy-Roses’ voice must be one of the best we have heard at The Moorcock.  Thank you both, we will certainly want you to come back.” Andrew Clayton, bookings organiser, The Moorcock Crew.

“Superb Music”Mike Harding (October 2012)

Here’s a DIDIKAI video from Youtube courtesy of Joe Stead (Kimbers Men) where we played a short Cameo spot when Calderdale Folk Concerts presented Vin Garbutt. The song was a brand new one written by Amy called ‘Broken Bindings’.

Ireland Bridge CD & Free Sampler

Ireland Bridge CD (2008). Available to buy here from our online shop

 

Track Listing:

1  Ireland Bridge
Trip to Greystoke/Teds Fingers/Francie Donnelans* 

2  The Gift
Kilkenny Jig*/Baby Kee’s/The Gift

3  Smallcoalpiper
The Barring/ 17year gap/Small coals and little money*

4  Mable
5  When it’s all over
The List/When it’s all over

6  Captain O’Kane**

7  Rattle the Cash
Red haired Polly*/Rattle the Cash*

8  The Lady’s cup of tea
To Limerick we will go*/The Lady’s cup of tea*/The Road to Lisdoonvarna*

9  River Rose
River Rose/I’m not complaining

10  Can’t help Smiling
Can’t help smiling/Skee’s Jig/The way it was

*Traditional arranged by Becky Taylor. All other tracks written and arranged by Becky Taylor with the exception of ** O’Carolan  arr. Taylor

Becky Taylor
Uilleann Pipes
Northumbrian Smallpipes
Whistles
Piano
Duet Concertina
Fiddle

Featured Musicians:
Dave Wood
Guitar and bouzouki

David Kosky
Guitar on River Rose and Can’t help smiling

Paul Cowham
Guitar on Rattle the Cash

Leigh Stothard
Drums and percussion

Hugh Bradley
Electric and Upright Bass

Recorded by Neil Thomas at Versunken Landschaft Bingley, West Yorkshire  2005-2007

Post production by Murray Grainger at TMF studios, December 2007