A beautiful blend of Phil’s own compositions with traditional tunes, served up with a level of both excitement and sensitivity that only Phil Cunningham could deliver. Highly gifted and athletic on on a multitude of instruments, Phil is considered by most to be the finest exponent an...more
Multil-instrumentalist, composer, producer, tv and radio presenter, director…the list goes on when discussing Phil Cunningham.
A founding member of Silly Wizard and Relativity (along with his brother, fiddler Johnny), the accordion/whistle/keyboard player, along with long-time collaborator Aly Bain (fiddle) Cunningham has performed at the opening of the devolved Scottish Parliament in 1999 and later the funeral of the hugely respected First Minister, Donald Dewar - the nearest thing to a state funeral that Scotland has seen in centuries.
Phil has also composed classical music and music for theater and television, with 1997 seeing the premiere of his Highlands and Islands Suite at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. In 2002, Phil was awarded the MBE for services to Scottish music.