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Sent: 26 April 2009 19:16
Subject: sefan 2009-04-26_01 EVENTS. (2 posts) Gulbenkian / Spyboy
1.Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - Gulbenkian. May 05. KENT
2. Spyboy. Miranda Sykes joins Phil Beer.  East Dean's village hall on Sunday 14th June. SUSSEX


From: F.Moran <F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk>
Date: 24 April 2009 10:50:24 BDT
Subject: Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - Gulbenkian

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham
Tuesday 5 May 7.45pm
Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, winners of the Best Duo Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2005, will be making an appearance at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury.
Aly Bain is the best known and most significant fiddle player in the Celtic tradition. He is rightly regarded as Scotland's supreme fiddler- arguably the finest of all time. As a founder member of Boys of the Lough, Aly has toured extensively in America, Europe and the UK. In 1994 Aly was awarded an M.B.E. in recognition of his services to music and was further honoured in 1999, receiving the degree of Doctor of Music from the Royal ScottishAcademy of Music and Drama.
Phil Cunningham is a world famous accordion player and composer. Aly and Phil have been touring together since 1988 to packed concert halls around Europe. In 2002 Phil received an M.B.E. for his contribution to Scottish music. . In recent years Phil's work load has included numerous commissions for TV and film and an increasing amount of work as musical director for television and large theatrical events.
Aly and Phil have been touring together since 1988 to packed concert halls. They recorded their first album The Pearl in 1994. In January 1999 they left for the United States where they spent a year touring coast to coast. This was their second tour as a duo and it proved an outstanding success. Since then they have toured extensively in Spain, Scotland and a host of festivals in Europe.
“They are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear" Mike Russell, The Glasgow Herald
Watch out for Aly Bain in the Trans Atlantic Series on BBC4 at the end of September and Phil Cunningham in the 8 hour series on Scottish Music on BBC4 in October.
Tickets £14.70
Booking Office 01227 769075
On line bookings
Press Contact Chris Wade 01377 217 662 chris_dot_wade_at_adastra-music_dot_co_dot_uk
Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent
01227 827956


From: Spyboy Info <info_at_spyboy_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 24 April 2009 19:36:29 BDT
Subject: Miranda Sykes joins Phil Beer & Fairport sell out

A big surprise this week - I got an email to say that Miranda Sykes will be joining Phil Beer for our last show of this current season
at East Dean's village hall on Sunday 14th June.....
So that gives us two thirds of the Show of Hands line up and almost certainly a sell-out
for the hall is much smaller than the Hailsham Pavilion and already more than half the tickets 
have gone.....
Those that are left however are ONLY obtainable from the Pavilion - 01323 841414 
Talking of sell-outs - all seats are now sold for our next show - Fairport Convention
at the Hailsham Pavilion on Sunday 3rd May......Phone 01323 841414 for returns
Two weeks later - Saturday 16th May we have Albert Lee & Hogans Heroes.......
again all we have are returns and "odds & ends" - about nine or ten remain....Phone 01323 841414
No panic at the moment for Chris While and Julie Matthews (Sunday 31st May)
but the show is selling well and it will be good to see Chris Sherburn (ex Last Night's Fun) again
who is set to open the evening with Bella Hardy - Phone 841414 for seats
Further details together with the 2009 Autumn schedule at  

Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board

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