Winchelsea will be welcoming back one of the country’s top folk artists, Phil Beer, at St Thomas’s Church on Saturday February 27 at 7:30pm. Phil is one half of folk supergroup Show Of Hands and in much demand as a multi-instrumentalist and producer.
He has been described by the Guardian as “where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide”. Phil is perhaps best known as a top-flight fiddler, but his skills don’t stop there – he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitars, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro.
And he is renowned for his rich and remarkable vocals. His songs and music are of memory and significance, sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style but interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience.
Tickets are £14 and are available on the door or from Grammar School Records in Rye or by calling 01797-224446.
Photo: Richard Comotto