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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”.

Widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative accordion players of the times, Phil Cunningham has taken this instrument from strength to strength, setting the standards by which many young players fix their sights today. Phil was awarded the MBE in 2002 for services to Scottish Music, and in 2003 voted Best Instrumentalist in the inaugural Scottish Traditional Music Awards.

Aly Bain is Scotland's supreme traditional style fiddler. His playing is unique - driving, impassioned, and pure - with vibrant, unmistakable tone that has earned him a following of ardent fans throughout the world. Aly has received many honours for his services to music, including four Doctorates and an M.B.E., and numerous Honorary Citizenships in the USA. He continues to be an ambassador for Scotland abroad and a powerful advocate for traditional music.

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

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