Posts Tagged ‘phil cunningham’

sweetly played in tune.

August 22, 2009 Leave a comment

I clearly have lots of Israel chat at the moment and I’m unsure how much of it is very exciting for anyone actually reading it. But on a different note anyway, I went to Perth a couple of nights ago to see Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain play. I had seen Phil Cunningham play but I had never seen them as a duo before and it’s hard to put into words how much I love their music and how excited I was about seeing them. I was not disappointed. It was beautiful and very fun; they have hilarious chat. I am having a bit of an Aly Bain moment currently so here he is…(playing some beautiful Robert Burns action of course!)

accordion joy.

April 8, 2009 1 comment

I know accordion music doesn’t seem to be exactly the music swamping everyone’s ipods and I quite often jest about my love of the accordion but I really do love it. I think to a lot of people it seems a very old fashioned instrument and is very much for playing Scottish music. Don’t get me wrong, that is cool too. I got emailed this video today and it made me very, very happy:

Phil & Johnny Cunningham (I tried to embed this but it is not allowed so this shall have to do)

I have been listening to a lot of classical accordion the past few days, mostly, if not all, played by this man: James Crabb. It’s so exciting to listen too; it’s amazing how diverse it can be. I have seen him play a few times and he always surprises me. On a slightly bizarre note, he is pals with my Dad and is responsible for me being allowed to see Phil C- i stood there in stunned silence really. One of my favourite pieces he plays is called “How to play in D major without caring…”. It’s super fun. You can listen to him on Spotify would you believe, although I think probably not that piece.

Oh, and sometimes in my head I dream that I can play more than Tom Jones or Christmas carols on the accordion. In these dreams I play one of these:

Digital Accordion.

Digital Accordion.

I thought I would share the joy. 🙂