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!
A tricky little new tune with ups and downs that reminded me of the road up to Sam’s (Sam Lawrence, musician and pipemaker extraordinaire) which is pretty scary in places! I play it on whistle, sometimes an Eb one.
Becky has been teaching traditional music for over 25 years and is experienced in one-to-one tuition, group workshops at festivals and events, and tutoring youth groups. She has great enthusiasm and ability in helping people improve their playing and achieving their goals whether that be learning a new instrument from scratch, brushing up on technique and ornamentation, or increasing repertoire. Her relaxed, easy style will improve your confidence and help you make progress quickly. Complete beginners always welcome!
“Rating: 5/5 Comments:Brilliant tutor, lovely to have a tutor who is passionate about the instrument and music. In addition enthusiastic to help me make good progress. Thoroughly recommend her.” (FirstTutors Comments: 31/01/2020)
Becky currently teaches the following instruments and levels:
On Saturday 6th November North West Uilleann pipers will be celebrating International Uilleann Piping Day at The Yard Manchester M8 8NF https://www.theyardmcr.com/ Here is the itinerary for the day: 10am Welcome and coffee 10.30am Reed making – Sean Jones 10.30am Pipe maintenance – David Lim 11.30am The Scrape: talk/demonstration/discussion – David Lim 12.30pm Lunch 1.30pm Try the Pipes – Jim Horan 1.30pm Reed making – Sean Jones 1.30pm Piping workshops – Becky Taylor 3pm Piping recital/Piper’s Chair – Becky Taylor and anyone else who would like to play 4pm Finish There will also be space and opportunities for some sociable tunes. To help cover costs they are charging £10 for the day or part of the day.
Exciting acoustic 3-piece band Atlas Bridgebring together the tuneful talents of Uilleann Piper & Multi-instrumentalist Becky Taylor, with sensitive, honest vocals and melodic 5-string banjo from Madeline Andrew underpinned with inventive and energetic accompaniments by Steve Lacey who also adds a song or two to the mix.
Expect engaging, high energy, lively tune sets interspersed with thought-provoking songs. With a multitude of different instruments between them and a fresh approach to more familiar material as well as vocal variety, there is plenty of interest here!
Here’s a wee peek at what you can expect at an Atlas Bridge gig…
Atlas Bridge came to life in the Sparrow Café in Bradford drawing from their shared love of good tunes, good songs and a willingness to keep the show on the road no matter what. Their name, with its roots from Greek mythology for the Atlantic Ocean or Atlantis Sea, echoes the bridge and deep-rooted musical connections between Irish and other Celtic folk traditions and the Americana/Appalachian music and song that is reflected in their repertoire.
Becky Taylor: Uilleann pipes, Northumbrian Smallpipes, Whistles and Mandolin. Madeline Andrew: Vocals, 5-string Banjo, Guitar, Bodhran and Whistle. Steve Lacey: Guitar and Vocals.
BGR Events are back with music at the brilliant Wadsworth Community centre venue. Tickets are extremely limited as they are operating in a covid safe reduced capacity to enable social distancing inside the venue. Early booking is advised!