Acoustic Guitarist

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Phil Hare & Clive Carroll - Blue Monk

After-set jam around the Thelonius Monk tune from the 'Under The Bridge' Concert, March Town Hall, Cambs 29/9/12 More...

Phil Hare 't Ey Belsele

Phil started his solo career 25 years ago and is now regarded as one of the best guitarists active in the English acoustic folk circuit. More...

Beginning Acoustic Guitar Part 1

This is the first in a five-part video series dealing with the absolute fundamentals of Beginners Guitar.More...

Biography - From My Own Point of View

I guess I began my musical journey in the mid-to-late 1970’s playing guitar and bass in local school/college rock bands in Hoylake and West Kirby on the Wirral... More...

Press and Media Information

Phil’s solo music career began almost 30 years ago and he is now widely regarded as one of the finest and most distinctive guitarists working on the current UK acoustic / folk music circuit... More...

Contact - For Bookings and Other Information

For bookings, further information, comments, complaints, and suggestions... More...

Don't Quote Me...

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

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

A passionate and skilled performer. 
Paul Brett

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

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

'A Stranger I Came' is great stuff. Lovely guitar playing, singing and songs. 
Linda Thompson


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

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

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

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

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

Phil Hare is a guitarist who always sounds at ease with his own playing. He plays tunes at the proper speed, doesn't try to be flash, although his technique is formidable, he also writes songs and sings some from the traditional canon. Go and see for yourself.
Dave Burland


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

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

One of the best guitar players on YouTube. 
Village Voice

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

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

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