Back There

by Fil Campbell & Tom McFarland

Released 2015
Glenshee Music
Released 2015
Glenshee Music
All the songs tell stories that are all loosely connected to the theme of wishes – wishes for a bright future, for change, for musicians, for love and for a chance to go back in time.
NOTES
This is my first collection of contemporary songs for quite a while. I’ve been collecting songs along the way and there were loads that I just wanted to have on record. Plus I had the added good fortune of (finally) persuading Tom to sing a song or two on this album. There are a couple of our own songs and several by my favourite Irish writers.

Musicians
Fil Campbell – vocals, guitar, piano
Tom McFarland – …
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A Place of My Own

by Fil Campbell

Released 2012
Glenshee Records
Released 2012
Glenshee Records
Irish traditional women's songs

Farewell To Cold Winter - Songbirds Part Two

by Fil Campbell

Released 2011
Glenshee Music
Released 2011
Glenshee Music
This is another collection of beautiful Irish folk songs that were part of Fil's childhood repertoire, many of which were first recorded in the 1930s and 40s by the women singers of the day.
NOTES
Irish singer songwriter Fil Campbell returned to her roots a few years ago to record the songs that she had learned as a child (on the CD and DVD Songbirds). Now in this second collection of songs, Fil includes more of the popular songs that formed the backdrop to life in Ireland in the 30s, 40s, and 50s as well as some of the more obscure songs that were sung by the women singers she …
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Songbirds

by Fil Campbell

Released 2005
Glenshee Records
Released 2005
Glenshee Records
Songbirds is a collection of old Irish songs beautifully crafted by Fil Campbell.
NOTES
"Campbell's warm lulling voice is eminently suited to old fashioned gems like 'Love's Old Sweet song' and “The Homes of Donegal”, and the musicianship is top notch". Evening Herald, Dublin


Fil's 4th solo CD is a collection of 15 Irish folk songs that she learned as a child. Including some well known favourites from the songbook of Delia Murphy as well as some less well known traditional gems from the repertoire of Maggie Barry etc.

The …
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Beneath The Calm

by Fil Campbell

Released 2002
Spring Records
Released 2002
Spring Records
It has been said of Fil Campbell that "she has a voice that could melt you while reading the telephone directory". This collection of mostly self penned songs is a departure from Fil's interpretive recordings. Contemporary folk? Judge for yourself.
NOTES
"With the release of Beneath the Calm, her third album, Fil Campbell steps out of the
shadows as a gifted songwriter to add to her reputation as a discerning cover artist.
She has come of age with this recording and it will bring repeated pleasure to
listeners." Ian Clarke, Downpatrick Folk Club , N. Ireland

"Beneath the Calm" (LMP 008), released in 2002 is the 3rd solo album from Northern
Irish singer Fil Campbell and marks her first …
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Dreaming

by Fil Campbell

Released 2000
Roundtower
Released 2000
Roundtower
It has been said of her, "she has a voice that could melt you while reading the telephone directory". This is a collection of songs by various writers, apart from "Dreaming", the title track, a song written from actual dreams. Contemporary folk.
NOTES
"Fil Campbell has assembled a fine collection of songs ... and given them effective,
understated arrangements which highlight her own intimate, lilting voice.(On
Dreaming)" Dirty Linen (USA)

"Fil Campbell has a gently commanding way with a song ... she draws you in slowly
until it's a case of sweet surrender." Folk Roots

The title track of "Dreaming" (Round Tower Records, released 2000) is the one self
penned song from Northern Irish singer Fil Campbell's second solo album. …
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