Ben Stephenson

Ben Stephenson

After humble beginnings bashing away at an old bodhrán he found in his Mum’s garage, Ben has risen to become one of Australia’s most sought-after Irish musicians. He is much in demand as a recording artist and has been a featured soloist on various film & television projects. In 2000 he won the Declan Affley memorial award for excellence in a young performer at the National Folk Festival in Canberra, which paid for his much-cherished Grinter flute. Ben has also spent time living in Ireland, where he was particularly influenced by the playing of such flute legends as John Kelly & Kevin Ryan.  An extraordinarily versatile musician, Ben is apparently constrained only by the lack of extra arms and hands – in addition to the above he is also a fine guitarist and bouzouki player.

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