Phil Tyler plays Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. From Newcastle upon Tyne, he has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years. His music is steeped in a love of traditional narrative song, full-voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo. Alongside his wife, Cath, Tyler has performed on stages as diverse as the Royal Opera House in London and a dank tower in the old city walls of Newcastle. Taking a more minimal approach to material than some, Tyler’s music penetrates to the very rawest essence of folk tradition.