Phil Cool teams up with folk star Ken Nicol

Phil Cool
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Friends of Folk continues its autumn programme of gigs at New Longton Village Hall with a very special night of music and laughter with local celebrity Phil Cool.

Phil is well known as a comedian, but perhaps less famous for being a very talented singer/songwriter.

The concert takes place on Friday, October 4, at New Longton Village Hall, starting at 8pm.

Phil recently completed his The Final Curtain Tour marking his retirement from the professional comedy scene.

Jim Minall, Friends of Folk organiser, said: “It was tremendous news when Phil said ‘yes’ to this special appearance at New Longton.

“It will be a night of memorable music and, of course, much laughter!”

At 16 Phil was influenced by many of the great song writers of the 60s.

He bought a second-hand guitar which he always took with him to friend’s houses.

Since picking up his guitar again Phil has toured successfully as a duo with Ken Nicol and they released a joint CD ‘Nicol & Cool’ featuring many of Phil’s self-penned songs.

Phil has also wowed the massive audience at Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival and has also toured with Fairport Convention.

His tribute song to Bob Dylan is particularly special and has received great audience acclaim, as did his song remembering the experience of performing in Los Angeles.

Tickets are £12 each and you can buy on-line at

For telephone enquiries and bookings call Jim Minall on 07971-243809.

There are more details of all Friends of Folk gigs at: