Phil the Fluthers Ball Videos

Phil the Fluther’s Ball has been recorded by several artists from both the folk music circuit and from the concert hall tradition.

Phil The Fluther’s Ball
Lyrics and chords
Percy French songwriter

Brendan O’Dowda was one of the song’s main champions and always performed the song with great delight and enthusiasm. Here he introduces the song in an Irish TV documentary before singing the song to the backing of wonderful orchestral accompaniment.The song begins at about 1minute 25 seconds in.

The High Kings brought the song to a new generation with their highly polished stage performances. A foot-tapping performance.

Ronnie Drew recorded the song when pursuing his solo career away from the Dubliners.

New Dublin Voices give the song a different twist with their highly accomplished choral version.

For an old 78 gramophone sound try this version try Peter Dawson.


Phil The Fluther’s Ball
Lyrics and chords

Links to other songs by Percy French
Mountains of Mourne
Abdul Abulbul Amir
Come Back Paddy Reilly
McBrean’s Heifer
Phil the Fluther’s Ball
Percy French – the songwriter