She has a gently commanding way with a song … she draws you in slowly until it’s a case of sweet surrender.” (Folk Roots) 

Irish singer/songwriter  Fil Campbell (pronounced Phil) has been a part of the Irish music industry all her life.  Together with her percussionist husband Tom McFarland, they play and sing a mixture of  contemporary and traditional Irish music, combined with some of Fil's own compositions and bring their Northern Ireland to the stage.

A new CD of original and contemporary songs which will also feature Tom on lead vocals on a few songs will be ready for release in Spring 2015.  This will be Fil's first contemporary album in several years.   To date she has recorded both traditional and contemporary and original material on her previous 6 recordings.   Together she and Tom have produced a large body of work for Irish TV - Songbirds - and work together developing young singers and helping older singers find their voices.  Tom runs their recording studio.







 The Emigrant Woman's Tale

This is a delightful story of a girl's growing up and adventurous escape from Communist Hungary.   Told in poetry by Hungarian poet Csilla Toldy and music provided by Fil.  with parallels to growing up at the same time in N.Irleand, the show lasts 1 hour and has an accompanying book including a CD of both songs and poems.

Upcoming Shows

  • Apr 14

    The Emigrant Woman's Tale

    No Alibis Bookstore, Belfast


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