Phil Cunningham’s reel

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Andy Broon’s (lots of times) and Annalese Bain (a few times).

Phil Cunningham’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Phil Cunningham's has been added to 69 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Phil Cunningham's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:A,2 CE A2 cA|BAGB Acea|fedc dcBA|c2 B2 B2 c2|
A,2 CE A2 cA|BAGB Acea|fedc dcBA|1 E2 A2 A2 CB,:|2 E2 A2 A2 (cd)||
|:eAce aAce|f2 d2 d2 (Bc)|dBdf bBdf|g2 e2 e2 (cd)|
eAce fAdf|gBeg a2 (gf)|eagf ecdB|1 c2 A2 A2 (cd):|2 c2 A2 A4||

Four comments

Popular Aly Bain tune

This tune is known as Phil Cunningham’s reel and is the actual title as Aly composed it for his friend and musical partner. So, it does not mean "Learned from the playing" of Phil Cunningham as is the usual practice with unamed tunes.
You’ll hear this tune a lot in Scottish sessions and it also gets played by Cape Breton fiddlers.


sounds more like a hornpipe to me

It’d make a great rant.