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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

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Joyful. Traditional. Blended like a fine Scotch whisky.

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have been touring since 1986. They play to packed concert halls all over the world, and the pair have even won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – BEST DUO Award and been nominated in the Scottish Traditional Music Awards for ’Live Act of the Year’

Aly was a founding member of the Boys of the Lough. You can hear his passionate fiddle playing on recordings with Eddi Reader and Richard Thompson. He was responsible for launching ‘The Transatlantic Sessions’ TV series in which both he and Phil continue to feature.

Accordion player Phil has been named as one of Scotland’s 25 most influential people. His mastery of the instrument has led to him working with the likes of Mark Knopfler, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash and Midge Ure. In March 2023 they recorded along with the Transatlantic Sessions and Eric Clapton at Abbey Road studios.

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Price: £22

Stage Times:
7.30pm Doors to Sage Two
8pm – 8.45pm Set One
Interval (30mins)
9.15pm – 10.30pm Set Two
Timings are subject to change

Age: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

No trains between Heworth and South Gosforth Saturday 16 March

On Saturday 16 March, no trains will run between Heworth and South Gosforth while track junction renewal work takes place in Metro tunnels under Newcastle city centre. Find out more.

‘Together they are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear.’

Mike Russell, The Glasgow Herald

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