Phil Franck is a crusty but energetic local veteran of Irish music, having played many years with ‘The Fish House Band’ (bluegrass), and the legendary ‘Irish Brigade’. He still plays with Yankee Celtic Consort. He grew up in a musical family (parents met playing in the Columbus Symphony Orchestra; mom graduated from Eastman School of Music, and dad Jimmy led the house band at the infamous Valley Dale ballroom when swing was king). Phil passed music along to his own sons Josh (a Drowsy Lad) and Johnny (‘Attack Attack!’), although it was actually Phil’s sweet wife Renee who taught their boys their first chords on the guitar.
Phil majored in music theory and composition at The Ohio State University. His main instruments are fiddle, 5-string banjo, bouzouki, and a/d/g diatonic button accordion. Phil loves soccer and hockey and is a hoarder of Great Lakes Christmas Ale. He enjoys the good times given him in this life but looks forward to the greater joy of going to be with Christ when this life fades away. Gospel of John 6:40 is his absolute favorite.