Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland
“2 voices, 1 guitar and 1 hand drum - a great sound” -Ton, Annahütte, Germany
“A great mix of songs, with the expert percussion skills of Tom perfectly complimenting Fil’s exquisite vocals.” Falkirk Folk Club
Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland from Co. Down, have been performing as a duo since the early 90s. The combination of two vocals, guitar and percussion, and a mix of original, contemporary and traditional songs, lots of choruses and the Irish gift of chat and craic, has brought them around the world many times.
Together, their latest CD, is a collection of self-penned, quirky original songs, from both Fil and Tom, reflecting the times we live in - both political and social - as well as stories from the road told in song. It was recorded in their own studio in Rostrevor.
“Captivating songs” Living Tradition
Originally from Belleek in Co. Fermanagh, Fil has been gigging regularly since she was a teenager and together with Tom who hails from Belfast, they have performed all over Europe, Ireland, the USA, Australia and UK, at festivals and folk clubs, on radio and TV.
With 8 studio CDs to date, and several project recordings over the past few years, their repertoire is varied and eclectic. Fil is well known locally for her work presenting both TV and radio shows as well as for her passion for helping adult singers regain their voice through her community choir Singmarra.
Tom has played drums and percussion for singers as diverse as John Wright, David Knopfler (ex Dire Straits), Finbar Furey and Ben Sands and is demand as a bodhran tutor, session percussionist, producer and video editor.
His studio is much in demand for recording acoustic music and spoken word.
Folk Songs, Pure and Simple