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New Release: "Happy Ever After" EP


Phil Ware has lived in Ireland for more than twenty years. During 2020, the Irish jazz scene suffered shockwaves when a terrible personal tragedy befell the English-born pianist: he was incapacitated by a stroke. This two-time finalist in the prestigious Young Jazz Musician Of The Year competition is, like fellow band-members Kevin Brady (drums) and Dave Redmond (bass), held in high esteem by past and present students at Dublin City University. The Phil Ware Trio is synonymous with fluent, swinging and lyrical playing (some of it, original material). It has performed globally with many of Ireland’s — and the world’s — best musicians. The CD "In Our Own Time" is well-worth checking out, if you've not heard it already.

Happy Ever After EP A moon or two ago, Eamonn Lenihan collaborated with Ireland’s foremost jazz rhythm section on three never-before-heard songs of his (and two instrumental variations). The “Happy Ever After” EP is now issued for download by nobetterman in association with The Fund For Phil from October 22nd, 2021. What’s more, every track is yours for free!

We ask music lovers everywhere to donate whatever they can afford to assist in financing Phil’s long rehabilitation. He's already showing encouraging signs. Every donation will go to the trust fund that’s been set up by his family and friends. Click here to learn more.


Free Downloads: The Entire EP

Access the free downloads by visiting the Happy Ever After page on The Fund For Phil's website. If you wish, you may preview the release by clicking on each of the lower-quality mp3 files on this page.

You can also view a nineteen second promotional video, below. We encourage you to share and/or download the film clip (by right-clicking during playback) - help us spread the word!


Track Previews:

Happy Ever After

Phil Ware (piano), Kevin Brady (drums), Dave Redmond (double bass), Danny Healy (trumpet), Eamonn Lenihan (voice, alto saxophone, guitar, percussion).

Waiting Here Forever

Phil Ware (piano), Kevin Brady (drums), Dave Redmond (double bass), Eamonn Lenihan (voice, all other instruments and noises).

Falls & Ridges

Phil Ware (piano), Kevin Brady (drums), Dave Redmond (double bass), Eamonn Lenihan (voice, all other instruments and noises).

Waiting... Mental Instrumental

Phil Ware (piano), Kevin Brady (drums), Dave Redmond (double bass), Eamonn Lenihan (all other instruments and noises).

Happy... False Start Soundcheck

Phil Ware (piano), Kevin Brady (drums), Dave Redmond (double bass) Danny Healy (trumpet), Eamonn Lenihan (all other instruments and noises).

Happy Promo Video

This movie clip is included in the download bundle on Phil's site, along with a booklet containing cover artwork, musician and songwriting credits, and the lyrics to all three songs. Download or share it immediately, by right-clicking during playback.


“I first heard Phil’s piano trio perform at a jazz open day in Dublin’s Temple Bar Music Centre back in 2003,” says session producer Eamonn Lenihan. “The following year, he proved to be an articulate, informed and entertaining guest on one of my RTÉ radio programmes. Later, Phil, Kevin and Dave drove down to my home west of the Shannon and recorded, under my direction and without prior rehearsal, three tunes from lead sheets in a single afternoon. Phil was his usual swinging self, playing with great economy and respect for the vocalist. Kevin and Dave got the vibe immediately, falling into a gorgeous groove. And Danny Healy, someone I’d first seen playing with Galway’s Black Magic Big Band, provided sublime trumpet breaks for the title track…”



Download for free, donate for Phil... Enjoy the music!


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