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Playlist of Johnny Cunningham

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  • Phil and Johnny Cunningham

    6:42

    Phil and Johnny of Silly Wizard fame perform traditional Reels as a duet Live at Charlotte's Web. Edited from the original Oct. 1986 show.

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  • Johnny and Phil Cunningham Reunite Live at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2003

    14:08

    Leading figures in Scottish traditional music, brothers Phil and Johnny Cunningham were founders of the seminal 1970s band Silly Wizard and the 1980s supergroup Relativity. Born in Portobello near Edinburgh, Phil is a legendary accordionist, Johnny an extraordinary fiddler. Both also gained renowned as composers and entertainers—banter and storytelling being as central to their performances as their astounding playing. They hadn't performed together in eleven years before reuniting for this concert of songs and stories at the 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Sadly, Johnny passed away unexpectedly a few months after the Festival.

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  • In memory of JOHNNY CUNNINGHAM : Relativity

    3:10

    Posted in tribute to Johnny Cunningham, who died 10 years ago today, on 15th Dec.2003.
    He plays here with Relativity, a group formed in 1985, with his brother Phil, and Michael and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, both formerly of The Bothy Band.
    The tunes were all composed by Phil, and the set is on the first Relativity recording. Names are The Hut On Staffin Island / Sandy MacLeod Of Garafad / The Soft Horse

  • Phil y Johnny Cunningham

    9:12

    Live at Kennedy Center (Washington DC) (03/07/2003) Special guest: Dougie McLean

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  • Johnny & Phil Cunningham

    3:32

    The tunes are: The Laird of Drumblair - strathspey, with a reel version played by Johnny Jean's Reel - Phil's solo The Musical Priest - final reel played by both. Thanks to UISTMAN for the info and the original video

  • PHIL and JOHNNY CUNNINGHAM Fairy Dance 1992

    3:10

    From BBC Scotland's Hogmanay Live 1991/92.

    The show also featured Capercaillie, Dougie MacLean and Wolfstone.

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  • Johnny & Phil Cunningham : Farewell To Ireland

    1:50

    Johnny and Phil Cunningham have some fun with the Irish reel Farewell To Ireland. I'm not sure how much of it was spontaneous, but it demonstrates perfectly the humour in their music, and shows what a great live act they were together.
    Posted in memory of Johnny, who died 10 years ago on 15.12.2003.

  • Joe Burke , Conor Tully, John Cunningham & Anne Conroy | An Mall, Tuaim | Geantraí 1997 | TG4

    2:37

    The Mall Theatre, Tuam, Co. Galway : East Galway Musicians. The late Joe Burke amongst friends ; John Cunningham (flute), Conor Tully (fiddle) & Anne Conroy Burke (guitar) with a set of reels : The Shoe Maker's Daughter (Reel 0:00) & Sergeant Early's Dream (Reel 1:44), in a recording made for the Geantraí music series first broadcast on TG4 in 1997.

    Iníon an Ghréasaí & Aisling Sháirsint Early.
    Ceoltóirí Oirthear na Gaillimhe. Joe Burke, atá 'théis imeacht ar shlí na fírinne i gcomhluadar a cháirde ; John Cunningham (an fheadóig mhór), Conor Tully (fidil) & Anne Conroy (giotár) in Amharclann The Mall, Tuaim, Co. na Gaillimhe i 1997.

    Tá Geantraí ar fáil ar Sheinnteoir TG4 anois, am ar bith ar fud na cruinne / More episodes of Geantraí are available on the TG4 Player now - watch anytime, anywhere in the world ????????➡️

    Subscribe to TG4’s Irish Traditional Music Channel on YouTube / Glac síntiús chuig cainéal ceoil TG4 ar YouTube ➡️

    #Geantraí #TG4 #TradTG4 #CeolTG4

  • In memory of JOHNNY CUNNINGHAM : Johnny & Phil 1987

    1:48

    1987 - The Cunningham brothers Johnny and Phil - on fiddle and accordion respectively, play the jig Drummond Castle and the Traditional Reel.
    Posted in memory of Johnny who died 10 years ago on 15th December 2003.
    RIP, Johnny.

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  • Johnny Cunningham - King Holly, King Oak

    4:14

    I love trees.

  • Phil & Johnny Cunningham

    5:09

    Live at Kennedy Center (Washington DC) (03/07/2003) Special guest: Dougie McLean

  • Mark Cutler & Johnny Cunningham 11-29-1988 Middle East

    1:4:09

    shared by the Billy Ruane live archive preservation,
    videotaped by Tom White

  • Fiddle Workshop - Johnny Cunningham, 2001

    1:30:10

    Fiddle Workshop taught by Johnny Cunningham, 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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  • Leaving Brittany by Johnny Cunningham

    2:59

    A waltz written by Johnny Cunningham and played on my Fletcher tenor guitar with some pre-recorded backup on guitar and double bass.

  • Linden Rise : Johnny Cunningham 27/08/1957 - 15/12/2003

    4:12

    Posted in memory of Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham who departed from us on this day 2003. RIP.
    Linden Rise is a 4-part reel which Johnny composed and recorded on his first solo LP, Thoughts From Another World. I did post the sheet music for it on thesession.org, if that helps anyone who wants to learn it.
    I can't honestly remember where I took the photo. It was either at a Silly Wizard gig at Aberdeen University, or a Hogmany BBC Radio Scotland gig in Edinburgh - late 1970s, I'm fairly certain of that.

  • Night in that land - Johnny Cunningham

    3:10

    Night in that land es una canción de Johny Cunmimgham. Interpretada por Carlos Huerta el 17 de marzo de 2020.

  • Spoken Memories of Johnny Cunningham

    1:58

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Spoken Memories of Johnny Cunningham (Live) · Kevin Burke

    An Evening with Kevin Burke

    ℗ 2018 Loftus Music

    Released on: 2018-08-17

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny & Phil Cunningham :The Kosher Reel

    1:10

    A joint composition by the brothers, which they once introduced as half-Scottish, half-Irish and half-Jewish. A very clever piece of music, and amazing playing.
    Posted in memory of Johnny, who died 10 years ago on 15.12.2003.

  • Duncan Chisholm plays NIght in That Land by Johnny Cunningham

    4:03

    Top Scottish fiddler Duncan Chisholm performs Johnny Cunningham's beautiful air Night in That Land. Check out Duncan's music at Watch more great Scottish music at

  • Phil & Johnny Cunningham

    6:59

    Live at Kennedy Center (Washington DC) (03/07/2003) Special guest: Dougie McLean

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  • Scottish fiddle : Duncan Chisholm - Night In That Land - comp. by Johnny Cunningham

    3:58

    A composition of the late Johnny Cunningham [ RIP ] who died 10 years ago on 15th Dec. 2003. This is posted in his memory.
    Expertly played by Duncan Chisholm, accompanied by Marc Clement. Unfortunately there is a slight, but very annoying, buzz in the background of the recording - a fault of the original tape, and not much can be done about it.

  • John Cunningham - Shankly Gates - 1992

    3:51

  • CAPERCAILLIE, PHIL & JOHNNY CUNNINGHAM Hogmanay 1992

    4:43

    A live session from the 1991/92 BBC Scotland broadcast, featuring the Cunningham brothers from Silly Wizard, Charlie MacKerron and Donald Shaw from Capercaillie, Ian MAcDonald from Ossian and various members of the Rankin Family, from Canada.

  • Night in that land

    2:36

    Alberto Ablanedo - Dadgad guitar

  • Phil & Johnny Cunningham

    5:08

    Live at Kennedy Center (Washington DC) (03/07/2003) Special guest: Dougie McLean

  • Phil & Johnny Cunningham

    4:45

    Live at Kennedy Center (Washington DC) (03/07/2003) Special guest: Dougie McLean

  • Phil & Johnny Cunningham

    3:33

    Live at Kennedy Center (Washington DC) (03/07/2003) Special guest: Dougie McLean

  • Star Lullaby - Johnny Cunningham - Cover

    2:53

  • Phil & Johnny Cunningham

    4:41

    Live at Kennedy Center (Washington DC) (03/07/2003) Special guest: Dougie McLean

  • Johnny Cunningham - Time of Our Lives

    3:08

  • John Cunningham - Imitation Time

    4:36

  • Phil & Johnny Cunningham

    5:38

    Live at Kennedy Center (Washington DC) (03/07/2003) Special guest: Dougie McLean

  • Night in That Land by Johnny Cunningham

    3:51

    Claire playing her baritone bowed psaltery made by Rick Long in Clinton, TN.

  • Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch - John Cunningham

    4:14

    Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch - John Cunningham
    From the Album 25 Years of Celtic Music

  • John Cunningham - Celtic Societys Quickstep, 42nd Highlanders

    3:37

  • 01 John Cunningham - Public Information Song

    4:55

    From the album Homeless House (1998)
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  • Phil & Johnny Cunningham

    7:40

    Live at Kennedy Center (Washington DC) (03/07/2003) Special guest: Dougie McLean

  • 04 John Cunningham - Quiet and Slow Time

    5:50

    From the album Homeless House (1998)
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  • John Cunningham Way To Go Happy-Go-Unlucky

    3:36

    John Cunningham's mad catchy track Way To Go from his 2002 Happy-Go-Unlucky LP.

  • HONEY DONT - JOHNNY CUNNINGHAM

    1:36

    Johnny Cunningham solo at Styles Rock & Roll social night
    28 April 2011

  • John Cunningham - Archibald McDonald of Keppoch

    4:15

    YES, ALL of my uploads have the same picture reel of photos I found on the Internet of Scotland. I DO realize that some of the songs are Scottish, some are Irish, and some are just folk songs, but I uploaded the songs for the ears!!! Who cares what the picture reel is? Just enjoy these great songs!

  • TRAVELLING MAN - JOHNNY CUNNINGHAM SOLO

    1:29

    Johnny Cunningham solo at Styles Rock & Roll social night

  • john cunningham - backward steps

    2:43

    La-Di-Da Productions 1992

  • 07 John Cunningham - What About Now ?

    3:21

    From the album Homeless House (1998)
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  • 02 John Cunningham - Imitation Time

    4:36

    From the album Homeless House (1998)
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  • Neverbird, by Johnny Cunningham ~ video

    3:26

    Letchworth State Park, 20 May. Thanks for using the music of Johnny Cunningham.
    This is a re-edit, the better to suggest the natural beauty

  • 08 John Cunningham - Infinity is Ending

    5:45

    From the album Homeless House (1998)
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  • John & Phil Cunningham - The Arran Boat

    4:17

    Track #1 from the 1980 album Against the Storm by John and Phil Cunningham (of Silly Wizard fame). As far as I'm aware, this LP was never re-issued on CD, so I digitized my own copy for your listening pleasure.

    #JohnnyCunningham #PhilCunningham #AgainstTheStorm #ShanachieRecords

  • John Cunningham - Fair Warning

    4:29

    Soundtrack

  • Yesterday ~ The Beatles. Played by John Cunningham

    2:17

    The most recorded song in history. Everyone else has had a go so why can't I?

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