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Since 1991 Phil has worked for BBC Scotland as Music Director on their annual network New Year show, broadcast live from either Edinburgh or Glasgow. In his capacity as MD he has put together bands and arrangements fora stellar list of artistes over the years including Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, David Essex, Sarah Brightman, Eddi Reader, Midge Ure, Nicola Benedetti and Paolo Nutini. He has also co-presented the show on several occasions alongside Cathy MacDonald and Jackie Bird.
Music Production & Direction Details & Year
BBC Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow Fruitmarket) 2015
BBC Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow Fruitmarket) 2014
BBC Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow) 2013
BBC ALBA - Dà –fhillte (5 part series of Scottish & Irish musicians) 2013
BBC Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow) 2012
BBC The World Accordion to Phil Cunningham (5 part series) 2011
BBC Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow) 2011
BBC Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow) 2010
BBC Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow) 2009
BBC Robert Burns World Tour of Scotland 2008
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Edinburgh Castle) 2008
BBC Children in Need 2008
BBC "Scotland's Music with Phil Cunningham" (6 one-hour programs) 2007
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow) 2007
BBC Scotland 'An Audience with Burns' (Edinburgh Castle) 2007
BBC Scotland 'Aly Bain - True North' (Co-producer) 2006
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Edinburgh Castle) 2006
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Edinburgh Castle) 2005
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow) 2004
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow) 2003
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow) 2002
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow) 2001
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Glasgow) 2000
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Shetland) 1999
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Edinburgh Castle) 1998
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Edinburgh Castle) 1997
STV Togaidh Sinn Fonn - 6 part music series 1997
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live (Live from Edinburgh Castle) 1996
STV Togaidh Sinn Fonn - 6 part music series 1995
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 1995
BBC Scotland Talla a'Bhaile
6 traditional music programmes (4th series)
1994
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live
1994
BBC Scotland Talla a'Bhaile -Six traditional music programmes (3rd series) 1993
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 1993
BBC Scotland Talla a'BhaileSix traditional music programmes (2nd series) 1992
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live
1992
BBC Scotland Talla a'Bhaile Six traditional music programmes (1st series) 1991
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 1991
STV Canan Nan Gael
1990
Television Appearances Year
BBC Alba “Port Series 2” 2016
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2015
BBC Alba Scottish Trad Music Awards-Dundee 2015
BBC Scotland Jim McCall at 80 2015
BBC Scotland “Phil’s Pipe Dreams” 2 part documentary 2014
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2014
BBC Scotland “On the Road” – Commonwealth Torch 2014
BBC ALBA “Capercaille @30” 2014
BBC ALBA “I’ll Be Looking for You…”Robbie Shepherd 2014
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2013
BBC Transatlantic Sessions 6 2013
BBC ALBA “Beò air a’ Bhogsa Tiree-Outside the Box” 2013
BBC ALBA Hòro Gheaallaidh prog. 7 & 9 2013
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2012
BBC ALBA Celtic Chicago 2012
Transatlantic Sessions & Ryder Cup @Bees Nees 2012
BBC Celtic Connections 20 years 2012
STV Appeal recording single with Manran 2012
Ireland TG 4 “The Bothy Boy The Life and music of Mícheál Ó Domhnaill”@Clean Slate TV 2011
BBC Scotland “The World Accordion to Phil” 4 parts 2011
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2011
BBC ALBA “Iseahbail” @Solus Production 2011
BBC Transatlantic Sessions 5 2011
BBC ALBA Traditional Music Awards @ Bees Nees 2011
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2010
BBC ALBA Blas Festival Strontian 2010
BBC Landward presenting 3 separate sections 2010
BBC Artworks "When Phil Met Mark Knopfler" 2010
BBC Artworks "When Nicola Benedetti Met Aly Bain" 2010
BBC Transatlantic Sessions (6 programs) 2009
BBC T in the Park with Paolo Nutini 2009
STV The Hour 2009
BBC - Phil Cunningham's Grace Notes (2 one-hour programs) 2009
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2008
BBC Scotland Whiskey Dreams (Narrator) 2008
BBC Children In Need 2008
BBC - Eddi Reader Sings Robert Burns In Concert 1st January 2009
Documentary "SOS - The History of the RNLI in Scotland" (Narration) November 2008
BBC 'Scotland's Music with Phil Cunningham' (Presenter, 6-part series) 2007
BBC 'Transatlantic Sesssions 3' (6-part series) 2007
BBC 'An Audience with Burns' 2007
BBC Scotland MacMusical 2007
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2007
BBC Scotland 'Aly Bain - True North' 2006
BBC Nicola Benedetti: A Winning Story 2006
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2006
BBC Hogmany on TV the Glory Years 2006
BBC Scotland Calum Kennedy: The Golden Voice of the Highlands 2006
BBC Ready, Steady, Cook 2005
BBC Songs of Praise 2005
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2005
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2004
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2003
BBC from Cambridge Festival (Phil with John McCusker) 2003
BBC Celtic Connections (Presenter) 2003
BBC Scotland Documentary Fergie MacDonald 2003
BBC Celtic Connections (Presenter) 2002
BBC 'Rabbie' (Presenter, Documentary about Robert Burns) 2002
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2002
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2001
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 2000
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 1999
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 1998
STV Tacsi /Music and Arts Series 1998
BBC Jimmy Shand Documentary ( Presenter ) 1998
STV Togaidh Sinn Fonn 1997
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 1997
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 1996
STV Tacsi /Music and Arts Series 1996
STV Togaidh Sinn Fonn 1995
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 1995
BBC Scotland Auld Alliance, French/Scottish Production 1995
Sky TV Telethon 1995
Canadian TV Transatlantic Sessions 1.5 hour special 1995
BBC2 Transatlantic Sessions (Series of 6) 1995
BBC Scotland Talla a'Bhaile (Series of 6) 1994
BBC Network Hogmanay Live 1994
BBC Scotland St Andrew's Night Special 1994
BBC Scotland Talla a'Bhaile (Series of 6) 1993
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 1993
BBC Scotland St Andrew's Night Special with Aly Bain 1993
BBC Scotland Talla a'Bhaile (Series of 6) 1992
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 1992
BBC2 The Shetland Sessions (Series of 6) 1992
STV Tribute to Jimmy Shand 1991
BBC Scotland Talla a'Bhaile (Series of 6) 1991
BBC Scotland Hogmanay Live 1991
BBC2 Push the Boat Out (Series of 6) 1990
BBC1 Highway with Harry Secombe 1990
BBC2 Omnibus - The Ship 1990
BBC2 Ship - Documentary 1990
Channel 4 The Big Day 1990
STV Aly Bain and Friends Annual series of six programmes 1986-1988
Prior to 1986 Phil appeared on countless TV shows along with Silly Wizard and his late brother, Johnny Cunningham

 

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