Together Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next. Mike Russell has described them as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”.
Phil, who is Artistic Director of Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, had the wonderful opportunity in 2014 to perform at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony alongside Nicola Benedetti. He also arranged & co-produced Pumeza Matshikiza’s performance of ‘Freedom Come All Ye’. Phil also arranged and co-produced tracks on Nicola Benedetti’s most recent album Homecoming, and works with John Ashton Thomas (Hollywood film orchestrator and composer) on orchestration and arrangements. This year Phil is also working on a new BBC series on piping.
Aly, who now holds 5 honorary Doctor of Music degrees, and was honoured in 2013’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, with a lifetime achievement award. His now world acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions went network in the USA in 2014. Aly continues to develop the series, while also touring in the autumn each year Aly Bain, Ale Möller & Bruce Molsky.
Scottish August & September Tour dates for 2018 and booking details for all concerts (there are a lot of them) can be found at www.philandaly.com
Live at Inverary: