Monday, 22 October 2018

Nettlebed patron's 44 years a musician

Nettlebed patron's 44 years a musician

FORTY-FOUR years ago a quiet, shy young man with a burning passion for acoustic roots music left his job as a trainee computer technician at Exeter University to embark on a career as a musician.

Today Phil Beer is nothing short of folk music royalty — loved and respected worldwide as a singer, multi-instrumentalist and raconteur — who also happens to be the patron of Nettlebed Folk Song Club.

A giant of a man with a reputation to match, Phil is bringing his celebrated one-man show to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Altwood Road, Maidenhead, on Friday, January 27. His solo concerts typically bring together all the threads that have run through his varied musical career and weave them into one spectacular tapestry of music, song and even the occasional hilarious anecdote.

The Guardian’s reviewer hailed Beer’s live show as “subtle, atmospheric” and “bravely original”.

Tickets for Phil’s intimate show in Norden Farm’s studio are £15. There is also the option of a pre-show dinner in the restaurant at £14 a head.

Showtime is 7.30pm. To book, call 01628 788997 or visit

For more on Phil Beer, visit

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