Hello sailors. Yes. Don’t fall over. Some news about folkboat activities. Last year, obviously, ground to a halt what with Phils family issues and the relative unavailabilty of suitable boats for this job. This year is also a big year for Show of Hands with the 25th anniversary of the band and the 5th Albert Hall show in april. Also, we have the most comprehensive set of festival gigs this summer which means there is, once again, virtually no available time. With that all in mind, Phils compatriots have agreed in principle to let him take most of next summer (2018) off again in order to do a Folkboat series. The original plan to renovate the Trawler, Mourne Lass, as a floating base is now in hand again. We will shortly be examing the options of suitable sailing vessels for the job. We will keep this page up to date from now on . Watch this space——————————–
This one is coming up soon. Its a fundraiser and the opening band features my nephew on fiddle. Very much looking forward to it.
Coming up very shortly. Further solo shows at the famous Bridge Inn, Topsham, in April, A show at a lovely new venue in the Stroud valley in May as well as a gig in Crewkwerne to be confirmed. Details to follow.
We are sorry to advise that one of the Phil Beer Band members, Nick Quarmby, sadly lost his battle with cancer at the end of last year. He is to be replaced for the next tour by Greg McDonald, a talented singer & bass player who has stood in for Nick on several occasions. We are dedicating the Phil Beer Band Tour in May to the memory of Nick, who was a great friend for so many years
Please also note The Hawthornes are the confirmed support for these dates, and as such the set timings have changed to:
As well as Phil the line up includes Paul Downes, Mark Pearson, Kouatchou, Laurie Lewin, The Moonshine Serenaders, Ian Davey, Greg Hancock and Jo Hooper.
Tickets available from Topsham Bookshop tel.01392 877895.
Phil Beer will be participating in the Wren Trust/Baring-Gould Festival in Okehampton. He will be performing and running workshops throughout the weekend.
The Baring-Gould Festival is a very small and excellent Folk event in the heart of Dartmoor. As well as being a good family event this festival offers chances to participate.
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