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NEW RELEASE - THE BEST ENGLISH SINGALONG FOLKSONGS AT WWW.PHILDRANE.COM

If you’re someone who likes down-to-earth, rollicking, sing-along songs with beefy choruses then
The Best English Singalong Folksongs Volume 1
is just the thing for you.

The Best English Singalong Folksongs Volume 1    features 22 contemporary & traditional English…
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Manchester Sports Guild Reunion Concert

Absolutely brilliant night on Sat 12th in Cheetham Hill. Great to see a couple of humdred people from the MSG old days and join such an illustrious lineup on stage including Gary & Vera Aspey, Alan Bell, John Howarth, Tony…
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Durham Miner's Gala

Attended the Miner's Gala on 10th July thanks to an invitation from Marie Little & Pete Smith. I was absolutely blown away. We walked under the National Union of Mineworkers banner with Jim Bainbridge and John & Jill Prentice and…
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About Pokarekare Ana

This love song began life in the north of Auckland at the start of World War One. It then drifted to the East Cape, where it was modified into an action song telling of Paraire Tomoana's 1912 courtship of Kuini…
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Girvan Folk Club Gig

Arrived at The Queen's Hotel, Girvan after our SATNAV sent us on the most wobbly circuit imaginable. For some inexplicable reason a 3.5hr journey turned into a 6 hour epic, with only the lovely Ayrshire countryside to admire. On reflection…
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Sleeve Notes etc - Full Circle

FULL CIRCLE ALBUM
A journey of half a lifetime. Recorded and produced at our bach in Hot Water Beach, Coromandel, New Zealand during March and April 2008.

Acknowledgements
My sincere thanks go to Nic Jones and Mike Canavan for writing…
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Sleeve Notes etc - Two Ravens

Phil's second album Two Ravens is, like his first, mainly English Roots music and features his award-winning composition "Song For Jackie". Also included are his own arrangements of Traditional English songs such as "Two Ravens", "The Saucy Bold Robber", "Australia"…

What Guitars Do I Play?

At every gig I'm always asked one question - what are the guitars I play.
I got this message in my MySpace Inbox a few weeks ago from a guy called Luke, who by the way is worth checking…
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BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

Large bouquet for Fiona Talkington for an airplay of The Bolinder Boatman (off the new Two Ravens album) on her Saturday night show Late Junction in early January. DIdn't hear it myself as I was in New Zealand at the…