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’.
It’s somewhat of an understatement to say I am hugely proud to be involved with the long-awaited (and much overdue) CD by my musical mentor, maker of my fiddle and old friend Paul Archer. The CD features tunes mainly composed by Paul and features contributions from other well known North-Eastern traditional musicians Martin Matthews, Norman Holmes, Gerry Kaley, Jim O’Boyle and Tom Gilfellon.
As well as being a fine player and composer Paul also makes fabulous instruments – find more out about them at Archer Guitars – you can probably get a hold of a copy of the CD there too. Happy Days!
Have you had problems contacting us? We have recently experienced a technical difficulty with notifications and the contact page. Please contact us directly at becky’at’beckytaylor.info for all enquiries.
ArtSBridge is a grassroots community organization, dedicated to supporting artists and other creative people, and is based in Sowerby Bridge. Winners of the 2014 Halifax Courier Community Spirit award, they put on cultural events throughout the year, from book launches to film screenings, and a yearly week-long festival in December. The first Sowerby Bridge arts festival was in 2013.
The festival works to showcase local talent and special guests, and works in co-operation with the local library service, schools, churches and community groups, to engage the local community and encourage the young and old to be part of creative arts.
We’re proud of Sowerby Bridge and the ever-developing Community Spirit, and we’re also proud of the creative talents that live and work in the area.
artSBridge welcomes creative minds to join our merry band! We seek artists and performers, those who have time to volunteer services and skills, and all who would like to contribute in administrative, promotional or other capacities.
N.B. This text was copied shamelessly from their fantastic website where you can find out a whole lot more about what’s going on atwww.artsbridge.co.uk
GTG are pleased to be a part of this years festival – do come along and support us
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