Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham
Venue: Wade Street Church Hall
Saturday 14 March 2020: 8.00pm
Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, the duo recorded their first album ‘The Pearl’ in 1994 and followed it with many more highly acclaimed albums including ‘Five and Twenty’ CD to celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2016. They also have two ‘Best of’ collections released of their work.
The pair have 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 founder member of the ‘Boys of the Lough’ and his passionate fiddle playing has also found its way onto recordings by the likes of 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 and his mastery of the instrument has led to him working with the likes of Mark Knopfler, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash and Midge Ure. Together they are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. The pair are always a popular act, so if you would like to see this duo within the intimate surroundings of Wade Street Church, we suggest buying your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Wade Street Church and Hall are a short distance away from our usual venue, Lichfield Guildhall in Lichfield City Centre. Wade Street Church entrance is located on Wade Street. Wade Street Church Hall entrance is on Frog Lane. There is very limited on street parking outside and with restrictions. Closest (paid) public parking is the multi-storey car park by the Garrick Theatre (access off Wade Street or Birmingham Road). Map of venue