Aly and Phil keep alive the Celtic tradition

Phil Cunningham (left) and Aly Bain
Phil Cunningham (left) and Aly Bain

Time-honoured traditionalists Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham will be performing at Motherwell Theatre on Saturday, August 16 at 7.30pm.

Whilst not from Lanarkshire, Aly and Phil are no strangers to these parts and are arguably the two best Scottish traditional musicians you’re ever likely to hear.

Aly is the best known and fiddle player in the Celtic tradition and rightly regarded as Scotland’s supreme exponent of folk playing.

A founding member of the legendary Boys of the Lough, Aly has also collaborated with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Martha Wainwright and John Martyn, received five honorary doctorates and been awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to music.

He is also behind the BBC Folk Award winning BBC TV series Transatlantic Sessions.

Phil Cunningham is a world famous accordion player, nominated by The Scotsman as one of Scotland’s most influential people.

He has also received an MBE, is seen frequently in his own music documentaries and is a regular collaborator with Mark Knopfler.

Aly and Phil have performed together for over 25 years, packing halls the world over and winning the BBC Folk Award for Best Duo.

This promises to be a night of beautiful traditional music, anecdotes and warm Scottish humour with plenty of talent on show. 
Tickets at £19 (£17 concession) are available by calling the box office on 01698 403120 or visit NLC entertainment