A great Phil Cunningham tune which I’ve wanted the music for for ages.
Thanks for posting it.
I’d need to check, Geoff, but wasn’t it Johnny who composed this?
From the Celtic Fiddle Festival liner notes: "Leaving Brittany is a tune Johnny wrote when he was doing just that…leaving Brittany.
Is this not a Strathspey?
You’re right Kenny.
I will withdraw from public life immediately in embarrassment.
That won’t be necessary , Geoff - just go and learn "Nana’s Walkabout" as penance -:)
Can you please tel me more about this tune? Who is the composer? Johnny who?
Johnny Cunningham, brother of Phil…
Link to Johnny C playing it
Here’s the man himself playing it at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC with brother Phil, just a few months before his passing:
Click on "Watch This Performance" and skip to about 15 and a half minutes to hear it played as the first in a set of three waltzes. If you’ve always wondered what Johnny Cunningham and Dougie MacLean’d look like waltzing across a concert hall stage, wait till Phil does the last one on his own. Actually, stuff that - watch the whole gig, it’s hilarious with just the sort of playing you might expect.
The Kennedy Centre link mentioned by Swift no longer works but I found a Myspace link to the tune + the Pernod Waltz played by Relativity, one of JC’s projects