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Past Appearances

Monday 9th July 2018 - Mansfield Folk Club, The Black Bull, Woodhouse Road, Mansfield, NG18 2BQ -Once again, the trio were made very welcome to Mansfield folk club, this time in the heat of summer.

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Thursday 5th July 2018 - Gregson Lane Folk Club, Gregson Lane, Hoghton, Lancs PR5 0FD - It                It was a  great first appearance at Gregson Lane, with the whole band. It's a brilliant place!

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Monday 25th June 2018 - The Bridge Folk Club, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ - After a couple of previous visits to Bridge Folk, Phil appeared for the first time there with Dave Bowie on double bass and Dickie Dixon on percussion and harmonium.

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Wednesday 20th June 2018 - Otley Folk Club, The Black Horse, Westgate, Otley LS21 3AS - The trio made a welcome return to Otley Folk Club at the Black Horse in the centre of the town.

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Sunday 10th June 2018 - Grimsby Folk Club, The Spiders Web, Carr Lane, Grimsby - Phil and Dickie made a brief appearance for a 30 mi set, performing songs old and new.

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Saturday 3rd February 2018 - St Anne's Folk Club, The Pavilion FY8 2AE    The band were delighted to appear as guests at St Anne's Folk Club for the first time.

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Friday 26th January 2018 The New Beehive, 169-171 Westgate BD1 3AA     A solo set from Phil  to support the national WSO campaign 2018 and help to providing practical assistance to those in need.

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Tuesday 19th December 2017 - Morley Folk Club, United Services Club, 27 High Street LS27 9AL   The trio were the guests for the December night at Morley Folk Club

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Wednesday 6th December 2017 - The Moorcock Acoustic Night, Gisburn Rd, Blacko, Nelson BB9 6NG  An enjoyable return for the trio to the wonderful and popular Moorcock Inn for their Christmas event.

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Friday 17th November 2017 - The Castle, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD12LU -  After previous enjoyable guest visits, Phil and the band appeared at the Castle again.

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Saturday 19th August 2017 (4.00pm) - Brighouse Festival - Phil and the trio play at the Brighouse Canal and Music Festival in its 4th year, finishing the afternoon's music on the outside stage in the town centre by The George Hotel, Commercial Street.

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Friday 28th July 2017 - Littleborough Music Festival, Littleborough A solo gig for Phil at this friendly family run festival in the tiny hamlet of Littleborough in Nottinghamshire.

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Wednesday 28th June 2017 - The Willows Folk Club, Bryning Fern Ln, Kirkham, Preston PR4 2BQ                  Phil accompanied by Dave Bowie on double bass and Dickie Dixon on harmonium and percussion.

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Monday 19th June 2017 - Mansfield Folk Club, The Black Bull, Mansfield, Notts NG18 2BQ                  Phil accompanied by Dickie Dixon on harmonium and percussion as support for the legendary Bob Fox, most recently known for his key part in the show 'Warhorse'.                           

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Wednesday 10th May 2017 - Otley Folk Club, Korks, Otley LS211AD                                                            Phil as returning guest, accompanied by Dave Bowie on double bass and Dickie Dixon on harmonium and percussion.

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Thursday 11th May 2017 - New Barrack Tavern, Hillsborough  Sheffield S6 2GA                                       The trio performed two 40 minute sets in this fundraiser for Hillsborough Labour Party, at the New Barrack Tavern, Sheffield.

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Thursday 30th March 2017 - The Topic Folk Club, Glyde House, Bradford BD5 0BQ                              Phil, performed with Dave Bowie on double bass amd Dickie Dixon on percussion/harmonium. http://www.topicfc.nawaller.com/ 

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Friday 11th November  2016 - The Castle 20 Grattan Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD12LU                                                 After their previous very enjoyable guest visits, Phil and the trio appearing at the Castle for the evening.

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Sunday 30th October 2016 - The Tap and Barrel, Front Street Pontefract WF8 1DA (7 pm)                    The trio making a first appearance at this growing artisan venue.

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Monday 24th October 2016 - Brighouse Unplugged, Millers Bar, 47 Briggate, Brighouse HD6 1EB                       A half hour performance from Phil accompanied by Dickie Dixon on harmonium/percussion. 

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Saturday 8th October 2016 - Glyde House, Bradford BD5 0BQ  'We Shall Overcome' festival weekend        

Phil, accompanied by Dave Bowie on double bass and Dickie Dixon on harmonium and percussion.

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Saturday 16th July 2016 - Hull Folk and Maritime Festival  Corporation Pier, Nelson St, Hull HU1 1XE

A three day weekend festival,. Phil and Dickie appeatred on the main stage on Saturday 16th July, to a happy crowd.

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Sunday 10th July 2016 - Bradford Festival Topic Folk Club stage, City Park, Bradford

Bradford Festival and Mela invited the Topic Folk Club to present a stage in their 60th year as a folk club. The trio were delighted to play.

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Wednesday 6th July 2016 - The Moorcock Acoustic Night, Gisburn Road, Blacko, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6LZ 

A lovely welcoming event which occurs monthly in the spacious lounge at the Moorcock. The trio had a grerat night there.

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Tuesday 5th July 2016 - Morley Folk Club, United Services Club, High Street, Morley LS27 9AL

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Friday 24th June 2016 - - 'Roots' - New Headingley Club, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3BG   

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Thursday 23rd June 2016 - Crookes Folk Club, The Princess Royal, 43 Slinn St. Sheffield S10 1N               ------------------------

Wednesday 8th June 2016 - Keighley Exchange Arts Centre, Russell Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 2JZ     

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Monday 6th June 2016  - Barnsley Folk and Acoustic Club - The Trades Club, Racecommon Rd, Barnsley S70 6AA 

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Sunday 5th June 2016 - The Dusty Miller, Gilead Road, Huddersfield  HD3 4XH  

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Saturday 12th March 2016 -  Kirkgate Irregular Roots, The Kirkgate Centre, Shipley W.Yorks BD18 3EH    

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Monday 29th February 2016 - Bacup Folk Club,  Bacup, Lancs OL13 8LD                                                

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Monday 22nd February 2016 - Skipton Folk Club, The Narrow Boat Inn, 38 Victoria Street , Skipton , BD23 1JE

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Sunday 13th December 2015 - FRACA (Folk Roots Acoustic Chapel Allerton) The Polish Centre,  Chapel Allerton, LS7 4JE      

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Friday 11th December 2015 - Bollington Folk Club, Dog and Partridge, Bollington Cheshire Sk10 5JX                     ---------------------------

Saturday 14th November 2015 - Kirkgate Irregular Roots, The Kirkgate Centre, 39A Kirkgate, Shipley BD18 3EH       

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Friday 23rd October 2015 - Crookes Folk Club (Friday Night Special) The Princess Royal, Slinn St., Crookes, Sheffield S10 1NW       Phil with the trio for a concert evening at the club. Support by Stephen Bolton, a highly thought of newcomer to Crookes

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Friday 16th October 2015 - Northwich Folk Club, Harlequin Theatre, Queen St, Northwich CW9 5JN
 
A first guest visit by the trio to Northwich Folk, after a couple of well received spots by Phil previously.

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Friday 9th October 2015  - Music at the Castle, 20 Grattan Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD12LU - A return to the Castle for the trio after a couple of previous exhilarating visits. Accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon

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Sunday 4th October 2015 - Glyde House, Bradford BD1 0BQ  'We Shall Overcome' festival weekend > click for link <                 Phil , accompanied by Dickie Dixon on harmonium and percussion. This is a national event with gigs and gatherings happening in scores of venues across the country.  All collections go to a range of social enterprises including local food banks.

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Friday 18th September 2015 (Phil solo) - Otley Folk Festival, The Courthouse Art Centre, Courthouse Street, Otley LS21 3AN                Two 20 minute slots from Phil as support for legendary Allan Taylor, celebrating 50 years in the 'folk industry' this year.

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Sunday 13th September 2015 - Saltaire Festival Week  ,  Roberts Park Bandstand, Saltaire BD17 7LU                              A late summer outdoor gig for Phil accompanied by  Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon.

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Thursday 27th August 2015 (Phil solo appearance.) -  Whitby Folk Club, The Friendship Rowing Club, Whitby  YO22 4DH   A short solo guest spot for Phil on the Thursday night of Whitby Folk Week .

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Tues 24th Feb 2015 - Chorley Folk - Chorley FM radio - 102.8 fm and online 8.00-9.00 pm

A return to the folk show on Chorley FM hosted by James Blatchley. Along with accomplices Dave and Dickie, Phil joined the show between 8 and 9 pm, to play live and to chat with James, and to revisit songs from the first three CD albums.

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Sun 8th Feb 2015 - FRACA (folk roots acoustic Chapel Allerton)The Woods, Stainbeck Corner, Leeds LS7 3PG  -  Phil as featured guest, accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon on double bass and percussion. FRACA is a monthly gathering held in the Canopy Bar, on the top floor of The Woods, a warm and friendly bar in north Leeds.

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Friday 28th November 2014 -  New Headingley Club, 56 St Michael's Road, Leeds, LS6 3BG                                Phil returns to Roots as guest accompanied by ace double bass player Dave Bowie and percussionist Dickie Dixon.

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Thursday 20th November 2014 - Caroline Street Social Club,  BD18 3JZ  

Phil's return to Caroline Street, with Dave Bowie & Dickie Dixon.  Also appearing were Eddie Lawler and Reubik.

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Sunday 21st September 2014 - Otley Folk Festival - Accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr on double bass and Dickie Dixon on percussion/harmonium, Phil appeared twice.

2.30 pm The Horse and Farrier, 7 Bridge St, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 1BQ

and again at      8.00 pm in Korks concert room  (the home of Otley Folk Club) 40 Bondgate, Otley LS21 1AD

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Friday 12th September 2014 - Music at The Castle   20 Grattan Rd, BRADFORD   BD1 2LU

 A return to this great city centre music night in Bradford, Phil once again accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon.

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Friday 15th August  2014 - Bollington Folk Club,  Palmerston Street, Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JX 

A return for Phil as guest tonight accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr and percussion / harmonist, Dickie Dixon.

https://sites.google.com/site/bollingtonfolkclub/home

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Monday 26th May 2014 - The Red & Green Club, Milnsbridge Socialist Club, Huddersfield HD3 4LU

Phil appeared with Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon to perform a 40 minute set at the Red and Green Spring festival.

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Friday 16th May 2014 - Caroline Street Social Club,  BD18 3JZ  Fundraiser for Shipley Glen Tramway               

Part of a fund raising event to support the preservation of the Shipley Glen tramway, an iconic and charming attraction which has been serving the Glen since Victorian times. Accompanied by both Dave Bowie on double bass and Dickie Dixon on percussion and harmonium. Also appearing through the evening were three other great acts: Into The Buttercup, Reubik and Strid.

http://www.shipleyglentramway.co.uk/events

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Wednesday 7th May 2014 - Otley Folk Club  'Korks'  40 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 1AD         

Phil returns to Otley Folk Club as guest, accompanied by both Dave Bowie on double bass and Dickie Dixon on percussion and harmonium.

http://otleyfolkclub.wordpress.com/diary-2011/

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Sunday 27th April 2014 - The Beck, 157 Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 4AS

A return to the Beck for a full performance, accompanied by Dickie Dixon on percussion and harmony. Support acts were Ben Greaves and Georgette Hilton.

https://www.facebook.com/thebeckbrighouse

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Friday 25th April 2014  - Live session for BCB Radio 106.6 fm and online

After a very enjoyable session in January, Phil & Dickie return to perform in the late night live music and chat show.

http://www.bcbradio.co.uk/schedule/

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Thursday 10th April 2014 - Crookes Folk Club, The Princess Royal, Crookes, SHEFFIELD S10 1NW  

Phil's return to Crookes Folk Club, accompanied by both Dave Bowie on double bass and Dickie Dixon on percussion and harmonium.

http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/crookes 

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Monday 24th March 2014 - Mansfield Folk Club, The Black Bull, Woodhouse Road, Mansfield, NG18 2BQ   

A return to Mansfield Folk Club for Phil as featured guest, this time accompanied by both Dave Bowie on double bass and Dickie Dixon on percussion and harmonium.

http://kochut.co.uk/folk_club.php

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Saturday 22nd March 2014 - The Red & Green Club, Milnsbridge Socialist Club, Huddersfield HD3 4LU

The trio played  for a small but enthusiastic audience at this great little club.The Red and Green Club is an exciting new project being developed by the Milnsbridge Co-operative Society (MSC)

http://www.cooperatives-yh.coop/news/milnsbridge-co-operative-society-takeover-red-and-green-club

 

Sunday 2nd March 2014 - The Beck Inn, 157 Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 4AS

Phil as MC and performing a couple of sets during an afternoon of acoustic music featuring a number of performers including  Chris Scarlett, Georgette Hilton, Peter and Pam Stone, Dave Kennedy and Ian Crabtree.

https://www.facebook.com/thebeckbrighouse

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Thursday 20th February 2014 - The Topic Folk Club, Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford BD5 0BQ

A return visit for Phil as guest at the Topic, aaccompanied by both Dave Bowie on double bass and Dickie Dixon on percussion and harmonium.

http://www.topic-folk-club.org.uk/

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Friday 31st January 2014 - Live session for BCB Radio 106.6 fm and online

Phil and Dickie performed in the late night live show with host Daniel Carroll.

http://www.bcbradio.co.uk/schedule/

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Sunday 26th January 2014 - The Durbervilles Folk & Roots Show, BBC Radio Leeds

Phil revisits the studio as guest for an hour of music and chat, accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7kk/broadcasts/upcoming

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Monday 13th January 2014 - Skipton Folk Club, The Narrow Boat Inn, 38 Victoria Street , Skipton , BD23 1JE 

A return for Phil and Dave as guests of Skipton Folk Club, this time accompanied by Dickie.

http://www.skiptonfolkclub.co.uk/index.shtml

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December 2013 - Dobcross Folk Club,  The Swan Inn The Square, Dobcross, Saddleworth, OL3 5AA

Phil, accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr on double bass & Dickie Dixon on percussion and harmony.

http://www.dobcrossfolk.co.uk/Efindus.html#findus

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Tuesday 3rd December 2013 - Morley Folk Club, United Services Club, High Street, Morley LS27 9AL

A return visit to Morley Folk Club by Phil, this time accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon. http://www.morleyfolk.org/index.htm

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Friday 27th September 2013 - Music at The Castle   20 Grattan Rd, BRADFORD   BD1 2LU

 A great night, Phil was once again accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon.

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Friday 30th August 2013 - 'Roots' - New Headingley Club, 56 St Michael's Rd, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3BG

Phil as part of a 'double-header' accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon. Also on the bill were a great band called 'iFive'.  http://www.headingley.org/node/10213

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Saturday 10th August 2013 - The Grove Festival, The Grove Inn, Back Row, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 5PL

The Grove's  annual weekend of music. Phil appeared on the outdoor stage with percussionist Dickie Dixon for a half hour set of his songs, proceeds in support of Martin House Children's Hospice.

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Friday 9th August 2013 - Guisborough Friday Folk Club  The Globe, 81 Northgate, Guisborough, TS14 6JP

Phil, with Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon were guests at Guisborough Folk Club for the evening. http://thefridayfolkclub.co.uk/#

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Sunday 14th July 2013 - The Crown, 24 Redearth Road, Darwen, Lancs BB3 2AB

The Crown looks promising. Played as guest with Dave and Dickie, plus lots of great floor spots.

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Wednesday 3rd July 2013 - Cross Keys Folk Club, Uppermill, Saddleworth. OL3 6LW

Phil appeared as guest at this charming and historic club, accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr on double bass and Dickie Dixon on percussion and harmonium. http://www.crosskeysfolkclub.co.uk/cross-keys-folk-club.html

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Sunday 23rd June 2013 - Moonbeams Sessions @ Beverley Folk Festival 2013  Beverley Racecourse, HU17 8QZ

Performing to a packed house, Phil was joined by Dave and Dickie for an enthusiastically received set.

 http://moonbeamsevents.co.uk/moonbeams-beverley-festival/

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31st May - 2nd June 2013 - BAMfest (Bedale Acoustic Music Festival)   

Friday 31st May - 11.00 pm -  The 3 Coopers Inn DL8 1AH (with Dickie Dixon)

Saturday 1st June -  12.00-2.00pm - Phil and Dickie on the 'folk train'

Saturday 1st June -  10.00 pm - The 3 Coopers Inn DL8 1AH (with Dickie Dixon)

Sunday 2nd June - 5.00 pm - Big Sheep Marquee DL8 1AW (with Dickie Dixon and Dave Bowie Jr.)

http://www.bamfest.co.uk/

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Mon 27th May 2013 - 2.00 pm - Cleethorpes Folk and Cider Festival, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG

A return visit to this exciting festival held around the light railway station in Cleethorpes, on the North East coast of Lincolnshire. Phil was joined by Dave Bowie Jr on double bass. http://www.folkandcider.co.uk/

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Sunday 12th May 2013 -  Holmfirth Folk @ The Postcard Hotel, 134 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth HD9 3AS

Phil appeared accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr on double bass and Dickie Dixon on percussion, as part of an extensive bill. A collection was be made to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. All performers appeared free in support of the appeal.

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Friday 8th March 2013 - Chesterfield Folk Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL

Support and 'warm up' for Jez Lowe and Kate Bramley of the Bad Pennies.  http://www.chesterfieldfolkclub.org/event-list.php

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Saturday 16th February 2013 - The Grove, Back Row, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 5PL

A return to the Grove for Phil and Dave., this time joined by  Dickie 'Bongo' Dixon on percussion, harmonium and vocals. Opening the night were Pete and Pam Stone, together known as Keystone Acoustic. http://www.thegroveinn.com/index.html

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Monday 11th February 2013 - Barnsley Folk and Acoustic Club, Trades Club Lounge, Barnsley, S70 6AA, UK

Phil was featured guest for the night, accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon. http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/barnsleyfolkandacousticnight

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Saturday 2nd Feb 2013 - Bawtry Phoenix Theatre -Station Rd,  Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorks DN10 6PT

A welcome return to Bawtry Phoenix Theatre for Phil and Dave after their sell-out visit in 2011. This time the duo were joined by multi-talented, Dickie 'Bongo' Dixon on percussion, harmonium and vocals.  http://www.bawtrytheatre.co.uk/folknblues.html         

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Tuesday 22nd January 2013 - Acoustic North, Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford. BD5 0BQ                                 A great night with Phil accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr and Dickie Dixon.

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Saturday 8th December 2012 - 'Radical Liverpool' - Studio 2, Parr Street Studios, 33-45 Parr Street,  L1 4JN               A live acoustic music night drawing on Liverpool's radical traditions. Phil performed accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr on double bass and Dickie 'Bongo' Dixon. Supporting bands were 'Our Morals' and 'Trim Rig and a Doxy'.                                                                                                                                  http://www.radicalliverpool.com/  

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Sunday 25th Nov 2012 - Kirkby Fleetham Folk Club 5th Year Festival - Northallerton, N.Yorks DL7 0SA                     A solo slot for Phil on the Final afternoon of the festival. 

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Thursday 22nd November 2012 - Crookes Folk Club, The Princess Royal,  Crookes, SHEFFIELD S10 1NW              A return for Phil and Dave for another evening at this brilliant little club held upstairs in the Princess Royal.

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Saturday 17th November 2012 - The Travellers, Town Street, Stanningley, LEEDS LS28 6ER                                       A local gig for Phil. It's always to help promote new music venues. Phil was solo for the evening.

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Monday 29th October 2012 - Bacup Folk Club,  Rosemount WMC, Huttock End Lane, Bacup, Lancashire OL13 8LD A return by Phil and Dave to Bacup Folk Club in their new, larger venue at Rosemount social club this time accompanied by new band member Dickie 'Bongo' Dixon.

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Otley Folk Festival (various venues over the weekend)

Sat 22nd Sept. - 9.30 pm  - Songwriters' Evening,  Otley Conservative Club, 15 Boroughgate  LS21 3AG            

Sun 23rd Sept. - 3.00 pm - Otley Cricket Club Cross Green, Pool Road, Otley LS21 1JP

                           5.00 pm - with Luigi Anada Boys' at the Cricket Club.

                           7.00 pm - at the home of Otley Folk Club,  at 'Korks' 40 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 1AD

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Saturday 15th Sept 2012 - Poppleton Live All Saints Village Hall, Upper Poppleton, York                                           Phil played as solo support for duo Gilmore/Roberts.

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Friday 7th September 2012 - The Village Pump, Friday Folk Club, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8BN

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Saturday 8th September 2012 - Shammick Acoustic, The Pack O' Cards, Combe Martin, Devon EX34 0ET

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Sunday 9th September 2012 - Emsworth Sailing Club, 55 Bath Road  Emsworth, PO10 7ES

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Monday 10th September 2012 - Warwick Folk Club,  The Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick CV34 4AT

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August 13th 2012 - Mansfield Folk Club, The Black Bull, Woodhouse Road, Mansfield, Notts. NG18 2BQ

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August 10th / 11th 2012 - Davefest 2012  Redhouse Farm, Waxholme HU19 2BX

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August 4th 2012 - Barlow Brewery Festival - Church Farm, Barlow, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7TR

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Friday July 13th 2012 - Cutthorpe Festival 2012 - Village Hall, Main Road, Cutthorpe, Chesterfield S42 7AJ

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July 6th - 8th 2012 - Cleckheaton Folk Festival

Friday 6th July 7.00-8.00 pm  - Cafe Concert at the Taste Cafe (with Dave Bowie on double bass)

Friday 6th July 10.00-11.00 pm - The Commercial (upstairs) (with Dave Bowie)

Saturday 7th July 12.00-12.30 pm - The George (Bar One downstairs) (Phil solo)

Saturday 7th July - 7.00-800 pm - Blend Cafe Bar (with Dave Bowie)

Saturday 7th July - 9.20-10.00 pm - The Commercial (upstairs) (with Dave Bowie)

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Friday 15th June 2012 - Burnley Folk Club, The Kettledrum Inn, Burnley BB10 4RG  

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Tuesday 12th June 2012 - Chorley Folk - Chorley FM radio - 102.8 fm and online 8.00-9.00 pm

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Monday 4th June 2012 - Lewins Bar,  22-26 Bull Green, Halifax HX1 5AB

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2nd-3rd June - Southwell Folk Festival

Sat 2nd June - 1.30-4.30 pm - The Coach House, Blind Lane, Oxton, Southwell NG25 0SS (short solo set)

Sat 2nd June - 9.50-10.20 pm - Barleycorn Stage (on site) - (accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr on double bass)

Sunday 3rd June - 1.30-2.00 pm - The Bramley Apple ('folk club') NG25 OHQ - (solo)

 http://www.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk/

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Sun. 27th May 2012 - 1.00 pm - Cleethorpes Folk and Cider Festival (with Dave Bowie Jr)   Lakeside Station, Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG http://www.folkandcider.co.uk/

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Saturday 28th April 2012 - The VM Lounge, Victoria Mills, Salts Mill Road, Shipley BD17 7EF

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Wednesday 18thApril 2012 - Rivelin Folk Club, Nether Edge Bowling Club, Nether Edge Road, Sheffield S7 1RU

Phil appeared as club guest, accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr on double bass. A full house and a very attentive audience.

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Mon 2nd April 2012 - Mansfield Black Bull Folk Club, Woodhouse Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 2BQ

Phil performed a short solo set as support for the main guests "Elbow Jane".

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29th Feb 2012 - Otley Folk Club, Korks, 40 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 1AD     

A return for Phil as guest, accompanied again by Dave Bowie Jr on the double bass.

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       Tuesday 28th Feb 2012 - Jangles Live Music Club, The Waggon Inn,Milnrow, Rochdale OL16 3PE     

Tonight Phil was accompanied by double bass player Dave Bowie Jr

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Thursday 12th January 2012 - Lewins Bar,  22-26 Bull Green, Halifax HX1 5AB

A good night for everyone. Also on the bill were "Mr Entertainment" Tony Levy, and the unique and wonderful Lisa Marie Glover. Phil finished the evening accompanied by the living legend, Dave Bowie Jr on double bass.

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Sunday 27th November 2011 - "Raise Your Banners" afternoon concert (Bradford)

A 30 minute set from Phil and Dave to support the Raise Your Banners festival, opening the afternoon concert in Green Hall at the Kala Sangam centre,
St Peter's House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4TY  visit:
http://raiseyourbanners.org/

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Monday 14th November 2011 - Mansfield Black Bull Folk Club, Woodhouse Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 2BQa

A very enjoyable first visit by Phil and Dave as featured guests. This is a great club, well attended and with a wonderful venue location. Thanks to all who came and joined in so enthusiastically.

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Wednesday 2nd November 2011 - Rotherham Open Arts Festival Festival Gallery, Old Markets Building, Corporation Street, Rotherham S60 1NG

One of a series of FREE concerts being held here. Also appearing this evening were Paul and Liz Davenport, and Tina McKevitt and Matt Hegarty.

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Thursday 20th October 2011 - Princess Royal Folk Club, The Princess Royal, 43 Slinn Street, Crookes, Sheffield, S10 1NW

A return to this friendly club where Phil has appeared several times before. Tonight he was joined by Dave Bowie Jr on the double bass. It was a good turn out and they pair received a warm welcome by familiar club members and quite a few new faces.

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Wednesday 19th October 2011- Fundraising event for East Africa famine appeal (Bradford)

A nice evening, hosted by Karl Dallas. A small but generous audience sang along and made a great contribution to the night. It was great to perform for such a good cause and to see a few old friends and some new faces too. The even was held at St Paul's Church, at the junction of Church Lane/Skinner Lane, Manningham, Bradford BD8 7PH

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Monday 26th September 2011 - Bacup Folk Club, Bacup Football Club, Cowtoot Lane, Bacup, Lancs OL13 8EE

A return for Phil and Dave to this friendly and intimate venue for their second visit as guests.

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Wednesday 21st September 2011- Morley Folk Club, The Morley Dashers, LEEDS LS27 0BY

An enjoyable return visit to Morley Folk Club. It was a good turn out and everyone was in fine voice.

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Saturday 17th September 2011- Otley Folk Festival (2 performances)

                2.00 pm - Otley Cricket Club -Pool Road, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 1HL

                10.00 p.m. The Horse and Farrier, Bridge Street, Otley, LS21 1BQ

 A very enjoyable day. We opened the afternoon at the cricket club, to a full house and then later we followed Stanley Accrington (a very funny and musical man) upstairs in the Horse and Farrier. Thanks to all who came to see us.

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Saturday 3rd September 2011 - 'Madfest' - Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8HJ

Phil played a couple of short sets in the afternoon.

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Sunday 21st August - The Grove Music Festival, The Grove Inn, Back Row Leeds LS115PL

A  blustery evening under the stage cover! It was a summer evening, but didn't feel like it. Thanks to all the brave souls who came and listened with the wind blowing around all our ears. Nevertheless, it was fun! Thanks to sound man, Dave, who did a great job in the circumstances.

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Thursday 4th August 2011- The New Conservatory, Albion Place, LEEDS LS1 6JL

A return to the New Conservatory as guest for a full set with. support acts.

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Friday 22nd July 2011 - Princess Royal Folk Club, The Princess Royal, 43 Slinn Street, Crookes, Sheffield, S10 1NW  (songwriters' special evening)

A special event - a singer-songwriters' night as part of the Tramlines festival. A triple bill with Ray Hearne and Bay Whittaker.

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Thursday 21st July 2011- The Topic Folk Club, Bradford Irish Club, Rebecca St, Bradford BD1 2RX

A double-header with singer-songwriter Jon Harvison. I was graced with accompaniment of  Dave Bowie Jr. on double bass.

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Friday 15th July 2011 -  The Village Pump, Friday Folk Club, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8BN

 Phil as support for Michael Chapman at the Village Pump with a short set just before the main event.

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Monday 11th July 2011 -  The Beacon Folk Club, Teagarden Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent  TN3 9JH

Booked as guest at this great venue. First visit performing solo in the south of England. A very enjoyable evening and a warm welcome from everyone. Many thanks to y'all.

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Saturday 2nd July 2011 -  Cleckheaton Folk Festival, The George, Parkside, Cleckheaton BD19 3RA

 An enjoyable afternoon, with the very musical Lisa Marie Glover, Phil Pipe and Tony Lambert. I'm booked for next year's festival.

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Friday 1st July 2011 -  The Abbey Festival, The Abbey Inn, Pollard Lane, LEEDS LS13 1EQ

 A great end to the first night of this popular free festival at the Abbey Inn. Phil played way after last orders, to a wild crowd who kept wanting more! Thanks y'all. The charity collection was for St George's Crypt refuge  centre for the homeless, in Leeds.

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Thursday 30th June 2011 (mid-day) - Leeds Day of Action, City Square, Wellington Street LEEDS LS1 1PJ

An unusual one this... Phil was asked to finish off the rally in Leeds City Square by performing a few songs, in support of the protest against the public service cuts being proposed by the current government. Great turn-out, strong community spirit.   I was very happy to do this one.

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Thursday 23rd June 2011 - Princess Royal Folk Club, The Princess Royal, 43 Slinn Street, Crookes, Sheffield, S10 1NW

A year on from his last visit as guest, a return by Phil to the Princess Royal, this time accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr. on the acoustic double bass. This is the first visit to Sheffield by the two together.

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 Tuesday 24th May 2011- Sandbach Folk Club, Market Tavern, 8 Market Square, Sandbach CW11 1AT

A solo gig for a very friendly bunch of people at this longstanding club.

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 Monday 9th May 2011 - Bacup Folk Club, Bacup Football Club, Cowtoot Lane, Bacup OL13 8EE

Phil's first visit as the guest at this great little club in Bacup, Lancashire, accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr. on double bass.

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Thursday 28th April 2011 - Henry Boons, 130 Westgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 9SR

                  Solo appearance for the first time from Phil at this great little music venue in the centre of Wakefield. Also appeared were Finola O'Driscol, Gloria Jeffries and the Troubadors. A great night!

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Saturday 16th April 2011 - Craven Acoustic Festival, The Craven Arms, Appletreewick, BD23 6DA

A return to this popular and growing festival for Phil, for a second year.  A three-day event with all proceeds from collections being donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance appeal. A really good fun event.

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Friday 15th April 2011 - Bawtry Phoenix Theatre - Folk and Blues @ the Phoenix, Station Rd, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN10 6PT

                        We had a great night. I was accompanied by the inspirational Dave Bowie Jr on double bass. Thanks also to the other two acts: Best of Intentions and Norman Britton.

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Saturday 9th April 2011 - The Abbey Inn, Pollard Lane, LEEDS LS13 1EQ

A return to this charming little venue for an evening of Phil's acoustic music.

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Friday 8th April 2011 - Gainsborough Folk Club, The Melrose Club, Melrose Road, Gainsborough DN21 2SA

Phil's first guest visit to this friendly club, accompanied by Dave Bowie Jr on double bass. A very nice night.

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Tuesday 1st March 2011 8.00-9.00 pm - Chorley Folk  - 102.8 fm Chorley FM radio

Enjoyed my visit to the Chorley Folk show, hosted by James Blatchley. We played three songs from CD and I did four live. Chatted for an hour or so on air and had a cup of tea.

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Monday 21st February 2011 - Skipton Folk Club, The Narrow Boat Inn, 38 Victoria Street , Skipton , BD23 1JE

 A totally acoustic night in the atmospheric atmospheric room. Thanks to Dave for playing the double bass. It was a nice gig.

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Wednesday 16th February 2011 - The King's Arms, Emm Lane, Heaton, BRADFORD BD9 4BB

A good night. Nice space, comfy seats and a good crowd. I'll be coming back here.

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Thursday 3rd February 2011 - Chorlton Folk Club, Ellesmere Road, M21 0SG

A nice night with the good people of Chorlton FC. A full house and a great atmosphere. Thanks to Dave for accompanying me on double bass.

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Saturday 22nd January 2011 - The Abbey Inn, Pollard Lane, LEEDS LS13 1EQ

A return to this charming little venue for an evening of Phil's acoustic music.

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Sunday 9th Jan 2011 - The Durbervilles Folk & Roots Radio Show 8-9pm- BBC Radio Leeds - 92.4 fm , 95.3 fm , DAB and online.

Phil joined the Durbervilles for their weekly radio show, for a chat and to play a few songs live.

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Monday 4th January 2011 - Grant Arms Hotel, 11 Market Place, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancs. BL0 9AJ

Double header with singer/guitarist Phil Middleton.

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Tuesday 28th December 2010 (afternoon) - Black Bull Hotel,  Aughton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S26 3XH

Nice afternoon. Never been to the Black Bull before, but I enjoyed it. Played a couple of short sets, to start the afternoon and again a little bit later. Everyone was very friendly and I sold quite a few charity CD singles. Thank you, everyone.

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Thursday 23rd December 2010 (singers' night) - The Topic Folk Club, (at The Bradford Irish Club) Rebecca St, Bradford BD1 2RX

After the disappointing cancellation of "Bowie, Bliss and Cockerham" due to the snow earlier this month,  Phil visited the Topic tonight. He performed his charity Christmas single, available for sale at 2 a copy. All profits from the single go to "Help for Heroes".

Phil also joined BCB Radio for their "Drivetime" show earlier, at 5.30 pm, to talk about the his music and performed the title track of the CD. BCB radio can be found online at  www.bcbradio.co.uk

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Saturday 18th December 2010  - The Red Shed (Labour Club) 18 Vicarage Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1QX

Support slot for Les Barker. It as a very cold night outside, but we kept warm inside the Red Shed and sang and laughed. Thanks to all who bought a CD single, further helping the raise money for the fund.

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Friday 17th December 2010 (floor spot) Burnley Folk Club, The Kettledrum Inn, Burnley BB10 4RG  

A nice night. Full house and great music. I was delighted and moved that the committee donated the night's takings to the charity fun I am supporting this December, Help for Heroes. Thanks everyone! And thanks to all who bought a CD too.

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Wednesday 15th December 2010 (floor spot) - Morley Folk Club, The Morley Dashers, LEEDS LS27 0BY

Thanks to everyone at Morley Folk for the warm reception and the generous support of the many people who bought a CD to help raise money for Help for Heroes. Thanks also to Keith for the slot and Peter Taylor, tonight's main guest.

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Tuesday 14th December 2010 (singaround) - The Abbey Inn, Pollard Lane, LEEDS LS13 1EQ

A nice night at the Abbey Inn. Thanks to all those who bought a CD and helped raise money for Help for Heroes. I'm booked here for a gig in January so I'll see some of you then, I hope.

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Monday 13th December 2010 (floor spot) - Skipton Folk Club, The Narrow Boat Inn, Skipton, BD23 1JE

What a a great night at Skipton Folk Club, with Stuart and Pat's Christmas party. Great music and a lovely feeling all around. Thank you to all the people who bought my charity CD single. I'm there in February and I'm looking forward to it.

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Sunday 12th December 2010 (singaround) - The Corner House Club, Leeds,

Had a nice evening at the Corner House. Thanks to Ron, for the invitation and thank you to everyone who bought a CD single. I'll see you again, I hope.

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Friday 10th December 2010 - Korks, 40 Bondgate  Otley, LS21 1AD

Had a great night at Korks playing before (and with) the Duncan McFarlane Band. Thanks to everybody who came and enjoyed the evening, and thanks especially to those who bought my charity Christmas single, "Hard World - songs for peace." All profits to Help for Heroes.

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Thursday 9th December 2010 - The Fox and Hounds, Barnsley Road, Newmillerdam, Wakefield  WF2 6QQ

Thanks to the good people at the Fox and Hounds at Newmillerdam, who turned up last night and bought my charity CD. With your help we are raising more money for Help for Heroes.

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Wednesday 8th December 2010 (floor spot) - The Grove Inn, Back Row, Leeds LS11 5PL

Another good night at the Grove in Leeds! Some great performers and a lovely, enthusiastic audience, many of who bought a charity CD from me. Thank you to all who were there and especially those who helped raise more money for Help for Heroes.

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 Tuesday 7th December 2010 (floor spot) - Swan Acoustic Session, The Swan, 106 Main Street, Addingham LS29 0NS

From what seemed like a cold and quiet night, suddenly in the Swan there was a room full of smiling people, who all bought a CD! (Well maybe one between two.) Thanks everyone. You are heroes.

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                   Monday 6th December 2010 (floor spot) - Barnsley Folk and Acoustic Night Trades Club, Racecommon Rd, Barnsley S70 6AA

Again, thanks to some wonderful people, this time of Barnsley Folk and Acoustic club, for buying the Cd and helping us raise money for Help for Heroes.

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Sunday 5th December 2010 (floor spot) - The Hole Note Club, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7DD

Thanks to all the kind folk of Hebden Bridge who turned up and bought a CD! A few more quid for the charity.
I'll be off somewhere else tomorrow. I'm posting my travels day by day through December.

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Friday 3rd December 2010 - The Prince of Wales, Mill Hill, LEEDS LS1 5DQ

Nice night tonight in this lively city centre pub. Thanks to all who came in, listened and joined in, then bought a CD !

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Saturday 20th November 2010 - The Grove Inn, Back Row, Leeds LS115PL

A lovely night. Full house, with a great response from all those who attended. I was accompanied again by the wonderful Dave Bowie Jr. on the double bass.

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Wednesday 17th November 2010 - Morley Folk Club, The Morley Dashers, LEEDS LS27 0BY

Dave Bowie Jr. joined me on double bass for the evening. A cracking night and a warm welcome from a nice crowd at this growing club! Thank you to all who came to see us.

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Friday 12th November 2010 - Burnley Folk Club, The Kettledrum Inn, Burnley BB10 4RG

After a successful visit to the Kettledrum earlier in the year, Phil returned for  an evening of his acoustic music within this intimate setting. A very enjoyable evening with the talented regulars!

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Tuesday 9th November 2010 - The New Conservatory, Albion Place LEEDS LS1 6JL

An acoustic evening featuring Phil along with the very entertaining bluesman Chris Martin.

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Wednesday 3rd November 2010 - The King's Arms, Emm Lane, Heaton, BRADFORD BD9 4BB

Another nice evening at this Bradford pub which hosts a good many musical evenings.

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Friday 29th October 2010 - The Price of Wales, Mill Hill, LEEDS LS1

 A nice evening in this lively city centre pub.

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Sunday 10th October 2010 - The Swan, 106 Main Street, Addingham LS29 0NS

 A "double header" with the eclectic duo "Strid", both acts performing some great new material.

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Saturday 2nd October 2010 - The Grove Inn, Back Row, LEEDS LS11 5PL

with Giles Winterton, supporting Jeffarama (poetry and acoustic tour.)

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Friday 1st October 2010 - The Crown of Lights, Comrades Club,

Regent Street, Heckmondwike WF16 OHD 

Great place and a nice crowd.

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Saturday 25th September 2010 - Friday Folk Festival Weekend,

The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, SHEFFIELD S36 1DY

Proceeds from this event were for the Sheffield Royal Institute For The Blind.

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Friday 10th September 2010 - The Abbey Inn, Pollard Lane, LEEDS LS13 1EQ

An evening with Phil and his acoustic music, beginning around 9.00 pm.

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Sunday 22nd August 2010 - Leeds Festival Fringe 

The New Conservatory, Albion Place LEEDS LS1 6JL

Fundraising event of blues and other acoustic music. Money raised for the Martin House appeal.

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Sunday 8th August 2010 - "Todstock" (the Todmorden free festival) 

Centre Vale Park, Burnley Road, Todmorden Lancashire OL14 7BS

Free music festival  over 2 days - 7th / 8th August. Phil appeared on the "Hole Note" stage.

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Thursday 22nd July 2010 - Princess Royal Folk Club -   The Princess Royal, 43 Slinn Street, Crookes, Sheffield, S10 1NW

Thanks to all those who travelled some distance to see me. A full house and another great night!

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Wednesday 21st July 2010 - Otley Folk Club, Korks Wine Bar, 40 Bondgate  Otley, LS21 1AD

A great night! Full house, brilliant floor spots all, warm and happy audience, lovely atmosphere. Thanks to Tom Bliss for joining me for a couple of numbers too. Can't wait to go back there again.

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Sunday 18th July 2010 - The "Aire-do"  Festival,  Keighley,  BD20 6LH

Also on the line-up that day: Strid, Gerry Cooper, PlumHall, The Hall Brothers and The 309s.

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Saturday 3rd July 2010 - Cleckheaton Folk Festival, The George, Parkside, Cleckheaton BD19 3RA

A solo 20 minute set from Phil during the afternoon. Many thanks for the keen support of all in the audience!

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Thursday 1st July 2010 - Cleckheaton Folk Festival opener (in assoc. with The Crown of Lights)

The Comrades Club, Regent Street, Heckmondwike  WF16 0HD

"Bowie, Bliss and Cockerham" Also appeared: The Mahogany Monkeys, Russ Hughes. A great night!

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Tuesday 22nd June 2010 - Hillsborough Folk Club, The Burton Street Foundation, 57 Burton Street Sheffield S6 2HH

An intimate venue for an appreciative audience. A solo gig where Phil played two sets over the evening.

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Friday 18th June 2010 - Beverley  Folk Festival, Concert Marquee

"Bowie, Bliss and Cockerham" opened the evening for an enthusiastic audience

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Sunday 13th June 2010 - Melamatik at the Hole Note Club, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

A nice evening as part of the Bradford Melamatik Festival. Phil finished the evening with a 45 minute set of his music.

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Thursday 10th June 2010 - The New Conservatory, Albion Place LEEDS LS1 6JL

Phil performed in the evening to a lively and happy audience. Lots of fun.

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Friday 5th June 2010 - The Black Swan Folk Club, York YO1 7PR

Phil completed the Saturday evening line up in the upstairs clubroom for this popular weekend festival event.

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Thursday 3rd June 2010 - The Murgatroyd Arms, Halifax HX3 0RX

A whole evening of Phil and his music. A good night for everyone.

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Sunday 16th May 2010 - The Hole Note Club, Hebden Bridge

Supported the John  Herring Band; thank you to a great enthusiastic audience who gave me a warm welcome.

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Thursday 6th May 2010 - Swansongs, The Swan, Addingham

Featured performer at the monthly acoustic night. Another nice night in front of a receptive audience. Cheers.

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Sunday 2nd May 2010 - Wath Festival evening concert

Opened the evening concert with our trio: Bowie, Bliss and Cockerham. One of a growing number of gigs for BB&C

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Sunday 25th April 2010 - Acoustic Rotherham 7, The Queen's Hotel. Rawmarsh, S.Yorkshire

A whole day festival featuring a number of performers. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. A lovely warm audience.

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Saturday 24th April 2010 - Craven Festival, Skipton

Opened the afternoon concert in the Cruck Barn. A nice afternoon with some great performers

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Tuesday 20th April 2010 - The Midnight Bell, Holbeck, Leeds

A whole evening of Phil and his music. A friendly, intimate venue playing in front of an appreciative audience.

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Sunday 18th April 2010 - Acoustic Showcase Sunday, The Black Bull, Mirfield, W Yorkshire

The first of a season of acoustic gigs. Also featured Chris Martin and Den Miller. Lots of fun.

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Friday 16th April 2010 - Raggald's Acoustic, Queensbury, Bradford

Support for Gerry Cooper at this comfortable and friendly venue. A nice night in front of a small but receptive crowd.

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