Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Show of Hands - The Best One Yet

Thursday 28th October 2021

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Declan O'Rourke

Friday 12th November

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday 20th November 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Room, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Usher's Island

Sunday 28th November 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 4th December 2021

Waterstones, Canterbury

GIG DIARY

Phil Beer

Friday 23rd May 2014

The Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church University


Tickets
£12 online
£13 in advance
£14 on the door   
£10 students

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start




Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands. Phil also plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don’t stop there, he plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals.

With a professional career of over 36 years, playing in too many bands and line ups to list fully but the most notable sessions in his career range from the Rolling Stones’ album Steel Wheels and Mike Oldfield’s live album Exposed to albums by the Albion Band as well as the huge catalogue of Show of Hands.

How do you describe a Phil Beer Performance?
Fun, eccentric, informative with the constant sounds of jaws hitting the floor. Phil could coax a beautiful tune from a length of clothes-line.  Not only that but his gigs really do have something for everyone,  traditional tunes, covers of Springsteen or The Hollies, together with his own compositions and songs from his contemporaries.

Phil continues to work on new projects and will be running a series of sailing trips combined with informal music workshops next summer (2014)
www.philbeer.co.uk

- Date Added 25/02/2014