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Praise for Phil Drane 

A selection of organizer's comments .... 

New Zealand

"A fantastic weekend with Phil Drane in concert on Sunday, up to his usual high standard and all those attending had a lovely time with Phil's entertaining programme of English folk heritage music." ..... Steve Tolley, Bent Horseshoe Cafe. Tokomaru, New Zealand

“Your gig was brilliant Phil!! Beautiful songs, well sung and lovely guitar accompaniment. I was engrossed from start to finish and your spot flew by all too quickly. It was obvious that the audience…Read more

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 others all the way to Durham Cathedral, along with countless other banners/ supporters and brass bands from othe mining pits and communities and unions where we witnessed the blessing of 7 new banners. What a moving experience. I'm a sucker for a brass band anyway since it's a…Read more

Winner Saltburn Festival Songwriting Competiton 2008 

Phil won the 2008 Saltburn Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.
As well as picking up a cheque for £100, Phil was awarded the Keith Marsden Memorial Trophy and performed his winning composition 'Song for Jackie'
in front of a Sunday concert audience of over 200, to a rousing reception.
Main stage performers The Wilson Family and The Sands Family were extremely complimentary about Phil's song and performance, and at the Closing Session Phil once again performed the song to a tremendous reception.
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