Hudson Taylor (previously Harry & Alfie) are an Irish folk duo formed in 2011. The duo consists of brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor. They are signed to Rubyworks Records. They grew up in Dublin, where their father was a musician and their mother was a dancer. They began busking at a young age. Prior to being signed they released their dbut EP, "Battles", in August 2012, which peaked at #1 on the Irish version of iTunes and at #14 on UK version of iTunes. In November 2012, the band followed with a second EP, "Cinematic Lifestyle" and a third, "Osea", in October 2013. It was around this time that the band signed to Polydor Records in the UK.
Work began on a full-length dbut album, Singing for Strangers (a reference to the band's earlier busking), which was released in January 2015 in Ireland and the UK. Singing for Strangers peaked at number 3 in Ireland and number 24 in the UK. It included the single "Chasing Rubies", which entered the UK Singles Chart at #51.
Following the conclusion of the groups recording deal with Polydor in February 2016 Hudson Taylor were signed to Rubyworks in Ireland. They are managed by Caroline Downey, who also manages fellow label-mate Hozier.