Phil Carroll has studied in Egypt, Turkey and Morocco the ney (Arabic/Turkish flute), the zurna (mid-East oboe) , the mey (duduk) and quartertone accordion. He lived in Turkey in 2007 and 2008 where he worked as a musician in Istanbul sufi ceremonies, cafes and functions.
Phil plays the following instruments:
Phil recorded this instrument on Paul Kelly’s “Stolen Apples” CD and the feature film “Romulus My Father”.
He led the six-piece Middle-Eastern ensemble Yalla! for ten years, who have recorded a self-titled CD, and travelled to many festivals Australia-wide. He currently plays with oud-player Yuval Ashkar in the band Alwan with one self-titled cd.