Phil Cunningham's Reel (1)

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PHIL CUNNINGHAM’S [1]. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Boys of the Lough fiddler Aly Bain (Shetlands) in honor of his friend and sometime playing partner, Phil Cunningham, Scottish accordionist and composer (formerly of the band Silly Wizard).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Brenda Stubbert’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes), 1994; No. 9, p. 4.

Recorded sources: Brenda Stubbert - “House Sessions” (appears as “Traditional Reel”, learned from her father, and assumed it was an old composition as he “couldn’t remember what tape he had found it on”). Green Linnet GLCD 3105, Aly Bain - “Lonely Bird” (1996). RC2000, George Wilson – “Royal Circus” (2000).




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