New album and tour from Fermanagh duo Fil Campbell & Tom McFarland - November 2017

Originally from Belleek in Co. Fermanagh, singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist Fil Campbell has been a performing musician and singer since she was a teenager. She was brought up on the folk songs and music that was popular around the localities and townland's of Fermanagh and Donegal.  

Since the 90's Fil and her husband Tom McFarland who hails from Belfast have been singing and playing as a musical duo. Their unique combination of blending vocals, guitar and percussion plus the ability to mix their original compositions with traditional and contemporary songs -- punctuated by the Irish gift of chat and craic -- has won the hearts and minds of audiences around the world.

Fil is well known locally for her work presenting both television and radio shows alongside her keen interest in community choirs and working with adult singers. With a critically acclaimed catalogue of eight studio albums and several independent recording projects the repertoire of Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland is both varied and eclectic. 

Tom, working out of his own Ballyneddan Studio where he is at home both as an engineer and producer has played drums and percussion for singers as diverse as John Wright, David Knopfler, Finbar Furey, Ben Sands and many more. 

As a percussionist he is much in demand as a bodhrán tutor and session player making appearances on numerous recordings. Tom’s interest in percussion stretches to instruments from all over the world. In his live work he plays, the bodhrán, the African Djembé, Latin American congas and bongos, the cajon, and basically anything else that can be shaken or hit including your normal drum kit.

Together is a collection of songs composed by Fil and Tom and featuring both artists together and separately on lead vocals. Also included on the album are two classic songs Peace In Erin and The Maples Lament.

 

November 2017

 

Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland 

Sun 12: DC Music Club 20 Camden Row, Dublin, Ireland

Tel: 00 (353) 87 682 5306 Tickets €12.00 -- Doors 8:30 p.m.

 

Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland 

Thurs 16, No Alibis Bookstore 83 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, N. Ireland  BT7 1JL

Tel: 028 9031 9601 Tickets £10.00 -- From 8:00 p.m.

 

Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland 

Thur 23. The Topic Folk Club Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD5 0BQ 
Tel: 01274 271114 Tickets £6.00 -- Doors 8:30 p.m.

 

Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland 

Tue 28. Cramlington Folk Club The Clef & Cask, Dewley Cramlington, Northumberland NE23 6DT 

Tel: 01670 7151063  £6.00 -- Doors 7:30 p.m.

 

Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland 

Thur 30. Denholm Folk Club The Auld Cross Keys Hotel, Denholm, Hawick, Scotland TD9 8NU

Tel: 01450 870305 -- Doors 8:30pm

www.filcampbell.com

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