From: F.Moran [F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]
Sent: 24 April 2009 10:50
Subject: Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - Gulbenkian

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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 Scottish Academy 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

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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