Phil Hare


the on-purpose singer-songwriter

Tasteful, poignant singing, interesting self penned material. Make a point of seeing Phil Hare.
Cockermouth Folk Club.

Fire in the belly material that cuts a caper. Rock & Reel.

If you get the chance to see Phil do not miss it. Folk North West.

His guitar style must be ranked amongst the greats like Carthy and yet different from the standard folk fingerpicking style.
Swinton Folk Festival.

Phil Hare is a f------genius.
Ian Prowse, Amsterdam/Pele.

One of the best guitar players on YouTube. Village Voice.

A passionate and skilled performer. Paul Brett.

A brilliantly rounded and entertaining performer.
Tom Newman, (Producer/Engineer Tubular Bells).


New CD The Twilight Tone now available.


If folk song is history from underneath then Phil's songs are today's broadsides.
Ian Wells: Daily Telegraph.

One of the most distinctive and technically accomplished guitarists on the scene.
International Guitar Festival.

His guitar playing is dazzling. He has a rich voice and impassioned delivery. Broadbeat.

Excellent voice, guitar work to die for, humorous and engaging rapport with the audience. All in all one very good performance.
Les Worrall. Market Rasen Folk Club.

Phil's playing is a brilliant fusion of feel and technique.
Gareth Pearson.

Truly one of the greats, one man, one guitar and one hell of a picker.
Tony Sturgill, Kentucky, USA.

A truly mind-bogglingly brilliant guitarist and songwriter - and a very sharp wit too. Marvellous !
Flossy McDougal - Nuneaton Folk Club.

Updated 3rd March 2018