About Philip

Philip M. Price is an Irish singer and traditional folk artist who has been collecting, performing, and writing Irish ballads for many years. Throughout his career, Philip has played traditional Irish, American bluegrass, folk, and contemporary music with many bands and artists, including the original Blasket Sound (with Joe Byrne and Shay Coyne), Turlough (with Terry Malone and Tommy Walsh of "Inisheer" fame), banjo sensation Derek Duff, and Fir Og (with John Walsh, Ben Saylor, and Tom Walker). He also recorded with Turlough in the 1980s and is featured singing "At Last I'm Ready for Christmas" on the The Derry Aires 2009 holiday album, Frozen Assets.

Although delighting audiences across Europe, the United States, South America, and Central Asia for the past four decades, this Dublin-born artist began as a grade school choir reject. As Philip grew up in Ireland's ballad boom of the 1960s, he discovered that he had a talent for captivating an audience while belting out a tune. Over many years of singing first by the peat fireside at youth hostels, then at pub sessions across Dublin, and finally on stages across Europe and the U.S., Philip honed his craft as a musical storyteller and a strong, clear, and powerful vocal performer.

Philip now lives in Anchorage, Alaska where he is a university professor and an Irish history and music enthusiast.

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