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.
Very happy to announce a new musical project: – an acoustic duo with multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist Sam Lawrence.
Between us we have lots of tunes and songs on two sets of Uilleann pipes, duelling whistles, bouzouki, guitar, concertina, hurdy-gurdy, accordion, mandolin and probably something else that I have forgotten… We made a short video to show the sort of noise we make.
“The Folkies Folk!“
Here’s a pic from Sams Instagram at our first gig with 3 sets of Uilleann pipes, 4 chanters, hurdy-gurdy, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, 4 whistles and a PA!
It’s International Uilleann Piping Day 2020, an unusual one this year because of the global pandemic restrictions. As many events are happening online, I thought i’d share a video I did earlier this year for Na Píobairí Uilleann’s ‘piping from the parlour’ series.
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.