The Shoreline Tour
Where: Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon
When: Fri 15 Sep 2023
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Address: Tir Connell Street, Ballyshannon, Donegal
The Shoreline Tour – Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland
Venue: Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon
Dates and Times: Friday 15 September 2023(Doors open 19:30) starts at 20:00
Tickets:€12.00(+ €1.00 fees)
With songs from their most recent CD release Shoreline, Belleek native, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Fil Campbell and her percussionist husband Tom McFarland make their first appearance at the Abbey. Fil was brought up on the folk songs and music that was popular around the localities and townlands of Fermanagh and Donegal and has been a performing musician and singer since she was a teenager. Since the 90’s she and Tom, who hails from Belfast, have been singing and playing as a musical duo.
Their unique combination of blending vocals, guitar, and percussion plus the ability to mix their original compositions with traditional and contemporary songs — punctuated by the Irish gift of chat and craic — has won the hearts and minds of audiences around the world. Fil is well known locally for her work presenting both television and radio shows alongside her keen interest in community choirs and working with adult singers.
With a critically acclaimed catalogue of nine studio albums, an award winning RTE tv series, Songbirds, and several independent recording projects the repertoire of Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland is both varied and eclectic.