MP3 Becky Taylor - Ireland Bridge
A dynamic and vibrant mix of traditional and ''must have'' new tunes from Yorkshire''s renowned uilleann piper and multi-instrumentalist.
10 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Irish Traditional, FOLK: Irish Contemporary
Becky is one of the few female exponents of the Uilleann or Irish Pipes in England today. Well renowned as a solo performer and teacher, Becky has performed at folk festivals and events in the UK & Europe for the last 20 years.
Her debut album was released in December 2002 to critical acclaim throughout the folk scene. Closely followed by the publication of her tunebook in December 2003 which showcased a selection of compositions from her unique repertoire. 2008 sees the much anticipated launch of the ''Ireland Bridge'' album, a potent mix of traditional tunes and those of her own composition.
Becky is renowned for her ability to give a distinctive interpretation to traditional tunes on a variety of instruments; Uilleann pipes, fiddle, Northumbrian pipes, whistle and duet concertina, and her skill in composing and arranging tunes that continue that tradition are a major feature of her music.
"an absolute masterpiece, 3 years in the making"
(JT, Phoenix FM, nowt so queer as folk - Feb 2008)
Quotes from the debut album
"... 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)
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