Rick Taylor

Since re-locating to Skye in early 2002, Rick Taylor has become firmly embedded in Scotland’s diverse Trad/Contemporary music scene.

He has played with: Peatbog Faeries (current) The Unusual Suspects (current) Martin Green’s Green Machine (current) Harem Scarem, Johnny Hardie, Callum MacCrimmon, Back ‘O The Moon, Justin Currie, Amy Geddes, Sandy Wright, Christine Hanson, Colin McIntyre, Fiona Mackenzie, Salsa Celtica and Rumba Caliente.

He has made guest appearances with: Karine Polwart – Cambridge Folk Festival, The Chair-Cambridge Festival, Blazin Fiddles 10th Anniversary, RGCH Glasgow, Harem Scarem, Saltfish Forty.

Radio Scotland Programs –"Travelling Folk" and "Bruce MacGregor and Friends".

2009 saw Rick leading his large ensemble “The Wayward Boys” at their Celtic Connections “New Voices” debut to both critical and public acclaim.

As a Musical Director/Conductor/Lecturer:

Distil – Dave Francis, Simon Thoumire – 2005-2008 over 50 world premiers of works by amongst others; David Milligan, Andy Thorburn, Sandy Stanage, Wendy Stewart, Mike Seattle, Luke Daniels and Sarah MacFadden.

Jim Sutherland’s – “Banda Europa” 2006- current.

Blazin’ Fiddles “Blazin in Beauly” 2005 – current.

Blazin’ Fiddles “With Strings Attached” 2005
featuring Eddie Reader,Justin Currie and Colin Macintyre

Sabhal Mor Ostaig Gaelic College:
Guest teacher/Ensemble leader 2008 – current

Benbecula Lews College:
Guest teacher/Ensemble leader 2007 – current

Birmingham Conservatoire:
Guest teacher/Ensemble leader 2009 – current