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Stephen Phillips January 4, 1960 - September 29, 2020

Fare Thee Well Brother Steve image by Jim Nimmo

Fare Thee Well Brother Steve image by Jim Nimmo

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. 

  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 


David Howley 

Brian Dunphy 

Padráig Murphy 

Keith Roberts 

Darren Holden 

Trevor Lewington 

Bren Holmes 

James Campbell 

Brian Buchanan 

Erin Searson 

Video Edited by:  Rose Baldino

Audio Mixed by:  Bruce McCarthy at The Beat Farm, Toronto 

Audio Mastered by:  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!

Free mp3 Download of "Right with the World" Tribute





The Elders Last Tour to Ireland

The DVD “Going to Arklow” can be purchased from the Kansas City PBS store. Proceeds go to support all the wonderful programming and services they provide.  With your purchase you also get a bonus disc, “The Elders Live at Unity Temple"