Biography

Northumbrian SmallpipesBecky released her debut CD in 2002 to critical acclaim, described as “..an absolute delight..” (Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2) and “..a joy to listen to..” (Colin Ross, Chairman of the Northumbrian Pipers Society).  This was followed by the publication of her tunebook in December 2003 which showcased a selection of compositions from her unique repertoire, and the follow-up album ‘Ireland Bridge’ (2008) which was described as “…Sparky, much alive and of constant interest …” by foremost world roots music magazine fROOTS.

14An internationally acclaimed performer for over 25 years, Becky has appeared on stage alongside many notable contemporary artistes such as Fairport ConventionMichael McGoldrick,  Shooglenifty,  Niamh Parsons,  Damien Dempsey,  Dervish, and Paddy Keenan to name just a few.

In May 2008 Becky performed with Russian musical legend Boris Grebenshikov and his Aquarium International’ project to a capacity audience at the Royal Albert Hall. 0_82e15_87083cbc_XXLSince then she has recorded and guested with him as part of his legendary rock group ‘Aquarium‘ (whose current line-up includes whistle genius Brian Finnegan) across the Russian Federation and Europe, culminating  in prominent festival performances at Invasion, DC Jubilee, and Europe’s largest Rock Festival ‘Rock over Volga’ to a crowd of 300,000 in the summer of 2012.

jez_lowe02Becky performs solo as well as working as a recording and session/depping musician. She can be found as a member of the traditional duo Didikai featuring Amy-Rose Atkinson,  as well as being an occasional guest member of  Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies.

(Photo of Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies by Roger Liptrot)

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