Yorkshire based Teacher of Celtic and Traditional Folk Music, Specialising in Uilleann (Irish) and Northumbrian Small Pipes, Fiddle and Tin Whistle. Uilleann/Northumbrian Piper & Multi-Instrumentalist for hire.
4. The Hairy Slip Jigs (4:18) Comb your hair and curl it (Trad. Arr Taylor) Comb your hair and curl it again (Taylor) The long and the short of it (Taylor)
Becky Taylor – Uilleann Pipes, Anglo and Duet Concertina, Low and High Whistle Steve Lacey – Guitar Hugh Bradley – Fretless Bass
5. Heed the Call (Taylor) (3:57) Becky Taylor – Uilleann Pipes in B
Recording, mixing and co-production by Steve Smith @ Smithsound Sowerby Stewart Shearer – co-production and part recording on Roadfrog Mastered by Sam Proctor Music Production Cover photo by Keelan T Scott
Delighted to be playing out again in Hebden Bridge this coming Sunday 8th December, where I shall be playing a few tunes with ace DADGAD guitarist, singer and fellow Atlas Bridge bandmate Steve Lacey at the White Swan.. We shall have an array of pipes, whistles and songs to entertain you with. Kicks off at 8.30 with floor spots, so get down early if you would like to play or sing! More info at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/folkrootsattheswan/
To give you an idea, here’s a little clip of us playing an old favourite up at Wadsworth earlier this year.
Friday the 8th of Feb saw a guest outing with Des Horsfall’s ‘Rustic Rock and Roll’ band KUSCHTY RYE. Snapped from the audience is this great pic that shows Des in the light and a shady figure playing Ralphie Jordans old MacCann Duet from ‘the dark side’… I think Ralphie would approve…
Here’s a Youtube tribute to Ralph that features the same box (along with many others!). Gone but not forgotten.
Delighted to announce that after over a year of not piping I am now officially ‘Back in the Bellows’. The regime of treatment, rest and focusing on other instruments has paid off and I have now regained full movement in piping-critical RH little finger meaning that I can play properly again.
Many thanks to everyone that has supported and helped me through this difficult (if quieter than usual!) time – you know who you are!
Here’s something I came across whilst looking for something else (isn’t that always the way!). Messing around on the duet concertina with the odd whistle and pipe thrown in, recorded at Steve Smith’s (now of Kimbers Men fame) in 2016 just before the problems with my hand stopped me playing for a while…good news on that front – I will be back in the bellows soon! Watch this space