April 2016 – supported by Megan Henwood
How Was It For You?
“Phil and I arrived at Ace for the final gig of a solo tour that had been running on and off for three months. The staff and volunteers immediately put us at ease and couldn’t have been more helpful, friendly and professional. Special mention must go to the hot food which was a life saver. ” – Jon Benns, Sound Engineer/Road Manager (aka Carer)
As half of the multi-award winning Show of Hands you’d have to go to a much larger venue (such as the Albert Hall which they have filled 3 times) and pay much more. In February 2015 his partner in Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, played to a capacity audience at our humble ACE Space.
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 plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don’t stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals.