Stephen Phillips January 4, 1960 - September 29, 2020
Tribute to Steve Phillips released November 21, 2020
It was right about this time in 1998, when Norm Dahlor and Brent Hoad approached their musical friend, Steve Phillips, and asked him if he’d be interested in putting an Irish folk rock band together. He said yes. So the rehearsals and songwriting — The Elders began.
Soon after, Ian Byrne was added into the mix and the rest..... is history
Over the years, the band’s lineup has changed a bit, but the unique songwriting, live shows & the connection with fans around the world has placed The Elders into the hearts of many.
During the 22 years of touring and sharing songs and stories, The Elders have created a circle of friends that hold tight as family. Many nights were shared at festivals, clubs, late night sessions and closing hotel bars down. A bond was created that can’t be broken.
This project was spearheaded by a dear friend of The Elders, guitarist & singer Trevor Lewington of the great Canadian band, Enter the Haggis. He brought our music community together and created a beautiful piece of art for our brother, Steve Phillips.
We believe Steve would appreciate, beyond words, the act of friendship displayed here. We know he would love the video and the way the song was mixed too!
We hope you will enjoy this special gift tribute video with optional mp3 download. In lieu of purchase we ask that you consider a donation to the Kansas City Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis in memory of Steve. Link below.
With love - from Becky & family, The Elders, Enter the Haggis, We Banjo 3, Gaelic Storm, The Young Dubliners, Searson, & The High Kings.
“Right With the World” by Brent Hoad & Steve Phillips
David Howley: acoustic guitar
Martin Howley: mandolin
Fergal Scahill: fiddle
Craig Downie and Peter Purvis: bagpipes
Trevor Lewington and Bob Boulding: electric guitar
Mark Abraham: Bass
Erin Searson: Piano
Bruce McCarthy: Drums
Bruce McCarthy at The Beat Farm, Toronto
Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering, Toronto
Thank you to everyone involved in the making of this song and video. Please enjoy and please take care!