Phil Franck

Fiddle Instructor

Phil Franck is an 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 and The Drowsy Lads. 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 and Johnny, although it was actually Phil’s sweet wife Renee who taught their boys their first chords on the guitar.