The Phil Langran Trio
This iteration of Phil appeared as support act to Pete Morton at STAFC on 28 April 2017. It features Phil on guitar and lead vocals, Steve Benford playing alternately guitar and banjo, with backing vocals and Alistair Bloomfield on fiddle. We see Phil occasionally as a solo 'floor singer' at the Club and at larger venues with his full 'Band' : Steve and Alistair with Mark Walker on electric bass and Frank McCarthy, electric guitar.
Phil’s performance on this occasion was certainly enhanced by Steve and Alistair who provided subtle accompaniment to the songs, occasionally ‘breaking out’ with a trad tune at the end of a song. Phil played some of his better known songs, such as ‘Dunmanus Bay’, as well as some as-yet unrecorded numbers, including the 5/4, ‘Jesse’s Gone’ and the superb, ‘Time’s Dark Wing’.
This 'trio' format certainly suited the intimate and acoustic setting of the Club and the three were much enjoyed.