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Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-

Murray MacLeod 08 Dec 07 - 07:39 PM
Beer 08 Dec 07 - 07:49 PM
Murray MacLeod 08 Dec 07 - 08:00 PM
Murray MacLeod 08 Dec 07 - 08:02 PM
GUEST,Jim Martin 08 Dec 07 - 11:31 PM
katlaughing 08 Dec 07 - 11:39 PM
GerryMc 09 Dec 07 - 04:47 AM
Beer 09 Dec 07 - 07:25 AM
Beer 09 Dec 07 - 07:27 AM
bluesbabee 09 Dec 07 - 11:28 AM
Effsee 09 Dec 07 - 11:37 AM
GUEST,crewehibby 09 Dec 07 - 11:43 AM
Beer 09 Dec 07 - 11:55 AM
bluesbabee 09 Dec 07 - 02:27 PM
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Subject: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 07:39 PM

I am amazed that there appears to be no thread discussing this rather wonderful series which ended its run on BBC tonight.

Phil Cunningham took a fresh and original look at Scottish music, and came up with a fascinating series which managed to entertain and educate at the same time.

Tonight's episode where he took his self-composed tune all the way from Edinburgh to Nashville via Cape Breton Island and the Appalcahian Mountains was one of the most fascinating things I have ever watched.

Phil Cunningham in Studio B with Lloyd Green and Jimmy Capps, who'd 'a thunk it ?

One of the best things BBC Scotland has ever come up with, imo.


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Beer
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 07:49 PM

Well Murray I don't know much about Phil as the music played in most of Quebec Canada area is not his stuff. But I watched a video of him on www.capebretonlive.com their Celtic Color program and watched one of the greatest shows I hadn't seen in a long time. I wish I could have watch what you did. A fabulous musician
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 08:00 PM

I may be able to send you a DVD of the entire series, PM me if you are interested


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 08:02 PM

re-reading that, sounds like I am spamming ...

NOT !!! I assure you !.

wouldn't even charge shipping ...


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 11:31 PM

I agree, it,s been a great series. Deserves wider coverage on BBC (BBC 4 for a start, perhaps?). Luckily, I can get BBC 2 Scotland on Sky here in Ireland.

Phil made a very creditable presenter for the tradition.


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 11:39 PM

Adrien, do you know what date the show was that you watched? They don't seem to have a search function, so I looked at the past shows, but they don't have any from 2007, unless I missed them somewhere? I'd like to watch the video you mentioned.

Murray, that sounds like a wonderful program! I doubt we'll ever see it over here.

kat


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: GerryMc
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 04:47 AM


Agrre. One of the best things on TV for ages. Thanks to Sky we could also watch it down here in Yorkshire.

Repeat on BBC4 would be well good.

Gerry :-)


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Beer
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 07:25 AM

kat,
On the home page you should see a column on the Right hand side. the third on the list should read "videos". Now on the left side go to the second picture which says recorder live October 7th, 2005
Click on that picture and scroll down to the third picture which says Phil Cunningham.
My favorite is the slow number they do which is the second or third number. Raises the hair on your back. Turn the sound on this one way way up.


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Beer
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 07:27 AM

Sorry. After you see "videos", click there.


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: bluesbabee
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 11:28 AM

Hi all,just joined here today.I happened to watch last nights screening
of 'Scotland's Music' which saw Phil Cunningham, amongst other places in the Appalachian mountains, then to Nashville ~~ What an amazing programme.I myself am Scottish.I found the history
of the music and the origins of the cross cultural influences fascinating..There was towards the end of the programme,a session in Nashville which saw 'Phil, and several other musicians playing an arrangement, of a song called 'The Secret Life Of Roses'~~ i so wished i had now taped this,i think it is one of the most beautiful love songs i have ever heard...if anyone has a copy of this, i would be delighted to hear from you, *raises a glass* Cheers !! ~~all the best, Bluesbabee :D


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Effsee
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 11:37 AM

Hi bluesbaby, welcome. The programmes so far have been repeated an Tuesday nights at 7:00pm, presumably this week will be no different. Set your VCR/DVD recorder!


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: GUEST,crewehibby
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 11:43 AM

i missed last nights 8/12/07 does anyone know when the reapete will be on as the snooker is on on tuesday when it should be on                      thanks


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Beer
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 11:55 AM

Welcome on board "bluesbabee". Hope your stay is a good one and long one.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: bluesbabee
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 02:27 PM

Hi Effsee,thanks for your message.Presuming you are talking about repeats being broadcast on 'Tuesdays'in the UK ?.. I had a wee look through my 'weekly Scottish T.V mag, and 'Snooker' appears to be on instead..i also looked at pages for the whole week,and i can't see any repeats for this PROG,thanks for the 'heads up' anyway. :D


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: bluesbabee
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 02:29 PM


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Effsee
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 02:41 PM

Ah, I posted too soon! Snooker taking precedence on BBC2, whoda thunk it? It appears to be being repeated on BBC2, 7:00PM, Tuesday 18th December. Enjoy.


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: bluesbabee
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 02:43 PM

BEER, thanks for the warm welcome,i sure will stick around.What a great wee 'site'!!~~ Bluesbabee (Eve) :)


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: bluesbabee
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 02:57 PM

Snooker eh!,taking precedence over such fine music..that's the BBC for ya..HA!~~Tues 18th dec it is then ~ thanks Effsee,you have made my day!~


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: GUEST,High doh
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 03:45 PM

This was a series well worth making and watching and I will watch any more that, hopefully, get made. But. Having watched them all, some of them several times, I would have liked a control button to mute Phill Cunningham's talking over the singers and players' performances. Little enough of Rod Patterson, Geordie McIntyre, Gordina McCulloch, Cathy Ann McPhee, and the other assembled cast of "Scotland's Music" including Natalie and Buddy MacMaster, is to be heard on TV as it is, so I would have liked to have heard what there was free of comment. Let us hope that this series is only the first of many future like minded programs to come. I have fond memories of an other program linked with Phill Cunningham, called Tall A Balla. Which was the best TV presentation of Traditional based music that I can rember.


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Beer
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 09:42 PM

Kat, did you manage to listen?
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Melvyn
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 12:22 PM

Murray,

PM sent,

Regards


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: GUEST,scotsvoice at the Beeb
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 09:03 AM

Hi Folks if you want a selection of songs from all six episodes, here's the BBC Scotland link
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/music/tv

Check out Heaven and Earth prog..and listen to Darren MacLean then listen to All Artists which ended that programme.
Also check out Fun and Games prog and listen to Paulo Nutini sing the real Auld Lang Syne..simply stunning

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year
Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

Jim


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Beer
Date: 24 Dec 07 - 12:00 PM

Thanks Jim, will have a listen. And all the best from across the pond.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 03:39 AM

To all those who have PM'ed me, I have tried to PM you today but I get "ACCESS DENIED" when I try to send the PM.

Anyway, I had a bit of a hiccup with the DVDs, the guy who was copying them went out of business and I had to retrieve the master DVDs and get them done elsewhere.

I have just received word that they are ready, so I will pick then up today. They will be mailed either today or tomorrow. Once I have mailed them I will PM you again to tell you they have been dispatched and to let you know how much the cost is.

Hopefully the PM facility will be working by then ...


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 08:16 AM

Murray, are you on AOL?

see here


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Beer
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 09:29 AM

Thanks Murray for the heads up.


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Melvyn
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 06:47 AM

Thanks Murray.

Look forward to this.

Regards

Melvyn


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Melvyn
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 05:28 AM

Hi Murray,

What's the latest with regard to the Scotland's Music DVDs? Are you able to use the message facility yet?

If not, my email address is:

hicksmelvyn@yahoo.com

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Andrez
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 05:49 AM

Thats OK Murray, I was wondering too but no dramas from the Oz end either. In the meantime I'll have a look at the BBC Scotland link above.

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Andrez
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 05:09 AM

Buggerem, the Scottish BBC block foreign viewers! On the bright side of things the PM facility seems to be working. Cant wait to see the shows when they arrive!

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: GUEST,Sarah McQuaid
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 03:24 PM

Hello -- have just happened on this page while searching for info on the programme, which I missed as I don't have a television! I do however have a computer that can play DVDs, and I'm particularly interested in a segment I heard about, showing footage of Free Church of Scotland congregation on the Isle of Lewis singing in a style that (I'm told) resembles American shape note or sacred harp singing. Had a look at the various clips on the BBC website but none of them show this particular segment. Murray, if it's on your DVD and you're able to send me a copy, that would be wonderful -- you can email me directly on sarah@sarahmcquaid.com. I'm very happy to pay for same, would buy a DVD from the BBC if one was available!

All the best,

Sarah McQuaid
www.sarahmcquaid.com


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Kiss Me Slow Slap Me Quick
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 04:19 PM

Hi Sarah McQuaid, you might also be interested in this CD from Greentrax Gaelic Psalms from Lewis CDTRAX9006. With precentor and congregation. An old recording made available once more on the Greentrax lable.


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Kiss Me Slow Slap Me Quick
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 04:26 PM

I should have added that, clips from the Gaelic Psalms from Lewis CD can be heard at musicscotland.com.


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 04:46 PM

I would be delighted to do that small thing, Sarah.

I wish I could have attended your recent appearance at the Leith Folk Club, but pressures of work ...

email sent to your website.


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:04 PM

Sarah McQuaid I would guess that the study by Willie Ruff is to what you refer.

http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/NCFR/roots.html


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:07 PM

Also this old thread:
thread.cfm?threadid=67594&messages=70


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 06:46 PM

This series is curently showing on BBC4. Unfortunately, it's on at about midnight Tuesday, and has the briefest of mentions in the Radio Times. Made in 2007, it has, presumably, only been shown before on BBC Scotland. I missed, I think, the first 2 programmes, but what I've seen since has impressed. An intelligent look at Scotland's music, not completely confined to folk music. Phil makes a good presenter. 2 more programmes in the series of 6 yet to come.
Does anyone know if the series has been issued on DVD?
The BBC should be encouraged to repeat the series at a decent time, with some advance publicity.
Derek Schofield


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 07:28 PM

It was interesting to compare how good the old singers were to how bad some of the newer ones were. Capercaillie - what were they trying to do? - wasn't even good rock music - dire!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Hamish
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 03:29 AM

Thanks for the info. It seems to be on iPlayer... :-)


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: GUEST,Drumshanty
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 05:18 AM

I wrote to the BBC at the end of the first showing to compliment them on the series, and I asked about the possibility of a DVD. The response was that they'd had an unexpectedly excellent response from people about the series, but, sadly, no DVD was going to be prodcued. They said something about not getting all the artists' permissions and other administrative stuff like that. Shame.


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Feb 13 - 12:19 AM

This BBC link doesn't work here in the U.S., but it should work for many of the rest of you.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Phil Cunningham - 'Scotland's Music'-
From: GUEST,Natasha Boyle
Date: 28 Mar 14 - 08:25 AM

Hi Murray,

This is a long shot as all of the above posts are from 2013 or later. I was wondering if you still have any copies of the Phil Cunningham DVD. I'm looking to use parts of it in schools. If you can help me out contact me via my email:

boyle.natasha@ymail.com

Thank you,
Natasha


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