New songs from Moniack Mhor

Phil’s back from Moniack Mhor with a bag of new songs thanks to the brilliant participants and tutors, Boo Hewerdine, Findlay Napier and Edwina Hayes

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Folkwords Review

Thanks to Tom Franks of FolkWords for reviewing The Distance:

“There’s a subtle understanding verging on tenderness permeating this album, combined with a quiet authority that allows the songs to come to you through their poetic lyrics, delivering their messages and holding your attention throughout.”

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The Distance (2017)

” ‘The Distance’ is rich with lyrical gems, from ‘Time’s Dark Wing’ and ‘Jessie’s Gone’, through ‘Whose Angel Child’ and ‘You’ve Got To Love This Road’, to ‘In The Fall’ and ‘The Rule Of The Heart’ – each one leaving you trapped in their magic and aching for it to remain.”

Read the full article here.


The Distance

We are delighted to announce that our new album, ‘The Distance’ is now available from Folkwit Records. Produced by Steve Benford, it features the full band on a selection of original songs by Phil. Cover photography is by Max Langran, and artwork by Tom Partridge.

Tracks include ‘Time’s Dark Wing’, ‘Sky Gathering’ and ‘To Be Continued’, the latter co-written by Phil with Jamie MacRae and Grace Morton at Moniack Mhor.

 Here’s a few comments on the opening song ‘Time’s Dark Wing’

“Oh that is lovely. A good song and very moving performance. I am very pleased to have listened to that before bed.” – Teddy Thompson

“That’s a great tune. Prine & Van Zandt would approve!” – Roddy Woomble

“I love that song so much.” – Kathryn Williams


the distance coverFor words to all the songs go to the lyrics page.

Café Roya gig

PLB at Korks Otley 2017

Our cd preview gig at Cafe Roya on Sunday 12th November is now sold out. If you’ve made a reservation but find you can’t attend please contact Roya on 0115 9221902 as we now have a waiting list.


Cafe Roya – 12th November


We’re delighted to keep the Cafe Roya Sunday supper tradition going. Our next gig there is on Sunday 12th November  Doors 5pm. We’ll be previewing tracks from our new cd, ‘The Distance’, and will have some pre-release copies on sale. Admission is £12: including a delicious, mild Sri Lankan daal curry with rice, salad, flatbread and chutney. Call 0115 9221902 for bookings.