DIDIKAI

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’.

Session at the Dave Williams Tribute Weekend.

Session at the 1st Dave Williams Tribute Weekend, The Herschel Arms, October 2005

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Becky Taylor: Uilleann Pipes

Mike McGoldrick: Flute
Grace Kelly: Whistle
Dave Kosky: Guitar
James O’Grady: Pipes/fiddle

Tunes featured: ‘Edinburgh Rock’ and ‘the Bunny’s Hat’ by David Lim, and ‘the Trip to Pakistan’ by Niall Kenny.

Video reproduced here with the kind permission of Phil Hardy at Kerry Whistles, check out his site for many other fine videos and recordings.

Debut CD ‘Becky Taylor’ Free MP3 Audio Track & Sampler

Available to buy here from our online shop

“… an absolute delight.”
“… wonderful piping …”
(Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 – February 2003)
“… a debut album high on technical merit and charm …”
(Colin Randall, Daily Telegraph – June 2003)
“… an album packed full of cracking tunes played with real panache …”
“… music to lift your spirits …”
(Paul Saunders, BBC Radio 2 – Folk & Acoustic – June 2003)
“… a real trad treat …”
(Sean Láffey, Irish Music Magazine – July 2003)
“A storming album …”
(Nick Beale, fROOTS Magazine – June 2003)
“… a joy to listen to …”
(Colin Ross, Chairman of the Northumbrian Pipers Society – July 2003)
“… an astonishing solo debut album …”
(Aidan Crossey, Pay The Reckoning – April 2003)
“Loads of great music both traditional and her own composition …”
(Mike Harding BBC Radio 2)

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Paul Archer – Waiting for Rain CD

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!

Waiting for Rain

Waiting for Rain

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