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.
Delighted to be supporting Gilmore & Roberts presented by BGR events at their Wadsworth Community Centre venue in Hebden Bridge where I shall be playing a few tunes on various sets of pipes and whistles, accompanied by Steve Lacey on guitar who may even be persuaded to do a song!
Gilmore & Roberts need no introduction, and you are assured of a good night in their company. But please come along and support the BGR Events series of concerts – they continually put on quality folk acts in a great venue, with a very reasonable bar, lovely food available and a great crowd who appreciate their music. On top of all this they raise a great deal of money for local charities. Great! ❤
Brand new acoustic 3-piece Atlas Bridgebring together the tuneful talents of Uilleann Piper & Multi-instrumentalist Becky Taylor, with sensitive, honest vocals and melodic 5-string banjo from Madeline Smyth underpinned with inventive and energetic accompaniments by Steve Lacey who also adds a song or two to the mix.
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.
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!
Becky Taylor: Uilleann pipes, Northumbrian Smallpipes, Whistles, Mandolin and Fiddle. Madeline Smyth: Vocals, Banjo, Guitar, Bodhran and Whistle. Steve Lacey: Guitar and Vocals.
Becky also offers her ‘Getting started with Traditional Folk Music‘ lessons on ‘other‘ instruments. If you would like to learn to play on another instrument or Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, Concertina (Anglo and Duet) then please contact email@example.com or via our contact page here to discuss your requirements.
The violin/ fiddle is one of the most popular instruments for playing traditional folk music. It is lightweight, portable, and with a wide range of quality instruments easily available. Lessons with Becky will help get you off to the right start in your fiddle playing aiming to get you started on your first tune within a month of getting going.
Lessons are offered at the following stages of fiddle playing:
Beginners: Beginners lessons focus on establishing the basics of good fiddle technique:-
Posture and hand positioning.
Basic scales, finger position and tuning.
Basic bowing techniques.
Your first tune.
Introduction to Ornamentation – the basics.
Traditional tune types and styles.
This will help you make quick progress and establish a solid basis when you move ahead to Intermediate/Improvers and Advanced levels:–
Increasing Repertoire (more tunes!)
Tips and tricks.
More complex ornamentation types (‘rolls’, ‘crans’, triplets and more!)
Developing your style.
Playing with others and in sessions.
How to ‘practise’ and improve your playing.
Preparing for performance.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or here for further details and to arrange your lesson